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This portfolio includes Renee Sansom Flood's biography and several of her 15 authored/edited books, including awards and reviews.

Contents:   Biography  |   Awards  |   Authored/Edited Books  |   Articles


Renee S. Flood is the founder and senior editor of Writing Sources. Before becoming a freelance writer, Renee's prior lives included many years as a high school teacher, social worker and journalist.

Samples of prior projects:

"Flood is a first-rate scholar with extraordinary research skills."

- Tulsa World

  • Editing and copyediting books and articles, specializing in works of nonfiction/historical fiction and biographies.
  • Ghostwriting books, family and company histories.
  • Editing and co-writing books for children.
  • Copywriting for non-profit and for-profit organizations.

See Writing/Editing/Copywriting/Research Services for more information.

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  • South Dakota Hall of Fame Writer of the Year, 1996
  • Governor's Award For History, 1996
  • Karl Mundt Distinguished Writing Award, 1982

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Authored/Edited Books

Authored Books
Renegade Priest of the Northern Cheyenne
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Renegade Priest of the Northern Cheyenne:
The Life and Work of Father Emmett Hoffmann; 1926 -

Fenske Media Corporation, 2003

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Lost Bird at Wounded Knee
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Lost Bird of Wounded Knee: Spirit of the Lakota
Scribner (1995)
Da Capo Press paperback edition (1998).
Cover design by Florence Neal.
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"Flood should be recognized as a scholar of the first rank. I hope everyone reads and learns from this sad, but important story that humanizes the Wounded Knee Massacre and the people who were its victims."

- Dr. Vine Deloria, Jr.

Emmy statue
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South Dakota Public Television won an Emmy in 2001 for its PBS Documentary based on Flood's book Lost Bird of Wounded Knee. Bob Bosse - Producer.

The Badlands Fox
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The Badlands Fox
by Margaret Lemley Warren with Renee Sansom Flood
Fenske Media Corporation, 1991
Lessons from Chouteau Creek
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Lessons from Chouteau Creek: Yankton Memories of Dakota Territorial Intrigue
Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, 1986
Edited Books
A Legend from Crazy Horse Clan
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A Legend from Crazy Horse Clan
by Moses N. Big Crow, Daniel Long Soldier (Illustrator),
Renee Sansom Flood (Editor)
Tipi Press, 1987
for young adults
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Under Fire, The West is Burning
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Under Fire, The West is Burning
Renee Sansom Flood (Editor)
Fenske Media Corporation, 2001

"Renee's careful editing helped create this classic book."

- Tom Fenske/Fenske Media Corporation

The Ortho Evolution
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The Ortho Evolution, The Science and Principles Behind Fixed/Functional/Splint Orthodontics
by Michael C. Alpern, D.D.S., M.S.
GAC International, Inc., 2003

"Renee Flood is a top technical copyeditor."

- Tom Fenske/Fenske Media Corporation

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I offer free consultations and a no-obligation estimate for every project.

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The following are just a few of the articles written by Renee Sansom Flood.

  • After the Bighorn...the Rest of the Story
    (Clarence "Bisco" Spotted Wolf Meets Ken Custer)

  • Spotted Wolf, A Legacy of Trust

  • Remembering My Mother, Eleanor Starving Bear Bigfoot
    (Written from interviews.)

  • They Ignored Me! Northern Cheyenne Women, 1884-1930

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