The Sorceress, the Prince, and the Magic Violin, Ein Märchen (A Wonder Tale)

November 2018
Amazon Publishing

Jane is the Sorceress of Nev, a healer and magician, dispensing cures to all who seek her and wanting for neither fame nor fortune.  Henry is the crown prince of Pearth, traveling incognito with his beloved dog Topaz, on a final trip abroad before assuming the throne of his people.  The Star Violin is a legendary instrument whose music can be played for good or evil.  Centuries ago, when the Old King of Nev broke apart the instrument and hid its pieces to thwart a plot against Nev, he ensured that only the most dedicated seeker would be able to reassemble the pieces - and thereby gain the Sorceress's hand in marriage.  

Jane would love to play the healing music of the Violin but doesn't know how to play and doesn't need a husband.  Henry doesn't believe in magic and doesn't need a wife, but he can't resist a challenge.  When he embarks on a dangerous quest to find the Violin's pieces, he throws himself and Jane into the very place where magic and reality meet.  Will the Violin's power be felt again, or will the instrument remain as elusive as its legend?  And can Jane and Henry find a way to turn the magic of the Violin into the reality of a life together?

In magic resides reality. . . . 

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Land Divided by Law, the Yakama Indian Nation as Environmental History, 1840-1933

November 2014
Quid Pro Books

Using letters and other first hand accounts written by Yakama Tribal members and federal officials, this book examines how the Yakama Tribe fought to keep its reservation and protect treaty rights to fish, hunt, and gather traditional resources outside the reservation, even as the resources of the Columbia River Basin were appropriated for commercial fishing and massive federal farming and reclamation projects. Many of the Tribes battles centered in federal and state
courts, laying the foundation for modern natural resource and Indian law.  Find it at Amazon.com, Quid Pro Books, and other leading sites.

The Illuminatrix

Sixteen year old Anne feels there is no escape from her future as a scribe to the King, but learns that her skills are powerful tools for uncovering a racial conflict that is at the heart of her Kingdom’s history, and whose resolution becomes the key to Anne’s discovery of herself.

The Illuminatrix is available in print and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Quid Pro Books, and other sites.

Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples, Readings in Environmental History
Dale D. Goble and Paul W. Hirt, eds.
My chapter, "Land Divided: Yakama Tribal Land Use in the Federal Allotment Era," is one of the 23 essays in this 1999 collection exploring the ecology, history, and cultures of the Pacific Northwest. 

In my essay, I examine how Yakama tribal members struggled to survive the loss of reservation lands and waters to federal farming projects during late 18th and early 20th centuries.  Their advocacy laid the foundation for the Tribe's modern active role in natural resource management and the protection of their treaty rights.

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