Category Archives: Indian Country

In the Land of the Chinook

Just back from a visit to heaven. The Chinook Indians once inhabited one of the most wonderful places on earth, on the banks of the mighty Columbia river. Continue reading

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The Ghost Trees published–again

I got the inspiration for this story while hiking in the North Cascade National Park, when I was struck by the ghostly quality of the face chopped on this stump by a woodsman’s ax. Continue reading

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The Art of Being Makah

Nytom, Makah artist. This guy could go to New York and sing opera while displaying his carvings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continue reading

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Help me judge my book’s new cover

How about this book cover? I’d love to get some opinions before it’s published. Continue reading

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Writings from the Northwest Corner

The Neah Virus arises seemingly out of nowhere. In contrast to the smallpox epidemics of the 1850s, it kills outsiders but leaves Makah Indians untouched. Hmmm. How could that be? Better ask the old shaman, Gordon Steel. He seems to know more than he is saying. Or better yet, ask Raven, the trickster spirit. Continue reading

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New year, new book

Three novels are on the way this year: a medical thriller, a war story, and a dinosaur science fiction. Don’t fall behind in your reading. Continue reading

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The Giants’ Graveyard

I visited the Giants’ Graveyard to get some detail for describing several scenes in my upcoming novel, Dinosaur Wars: Blood On The Moon. I got that and more. The surf, the solitude, the grandeur and the eeriness will stick with me for a long time. Continue reading

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Devil Dogs

For a good seasonal chill down your spine, I’d highly recommend you check out “A Dangerous Breed.” Continue reading

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Tla-Ook Canoes

An idyllic day on Clayoquot Sound in British Columbia, paddling a native dugout cedar canoe through a natural wonderland. Continue reading

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Canoeing at Tofino

Went paddling in a hand-carved cedar dugout canoe with the granddaughter of a hereditary chief of the Clayoquot (Tla-oo-qui-aht) Tribe. I’ll write more when I catch my breath.

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