K.B. Schaller’s Journey by the Sackcloth Moon further dramatizes Native American beauty Dina Youngblood’s monumental clashes between opposing worlds. Her novel Gray Rainbow Journey was a USA Book News National Best Books Award winner for Multicultural Fiction and a Florida Publishers Association President's Awards Gold Medal Winner for YA fiction; and Journey by the Sackcloth Moon continues to challenge many popular perceptions of Native Americans as it further defines the angst-ridden, many-faceted characters in their struggles as they “walk in two worlds.” A former classroom teacher, Schaller is also a conference speaker and an independent journalist who contributes largely to Native publications. She is a published poet and painter whose works have won Best in Show and a blogger on Native issues. She and her husband, Jim, have a blended family of four children, and along with her mother, Lilly, and the family’s two cats, reside in South Florida.