FIRST TERRITORY: Editorial comments, opening excerpt

Sunstone Press 2013

The Indian who claimed to own the Umatilla ferry was nowhere along the bank, and I wondered out loud if the governor was the kind to bristle at a delay, but Dominique merely nodded at two canoes poking from beneath willows.

Reviews of First Territory

In Whispering Wind Magazine and Old West Book Reviews

In 1855, 16-year-old Andrew Eaton agrees to the Washington territorial governor’s offer of five dollars of gold per day to act as interpreter at a mandated Walla Walla treaty council…

THE MISSISSIPPI BEHIND US: EXCERPT FROM A NEW NOVEL

The Mississippi Behind Us depicts a white fur trader and his Dakota wife on the upper Mississippi circa 1819-1828, while Indians hotly contest the new nation’s claim to the river’s wilderness. Read an excerpt!

THE TROUBLE WITH BECOMING AN AUNT: INERTIAL GUIDANCE, AN EXCERPT

Excerpt from the Year 2000 Peace Writing Award

I did not understand until my late twenties that my father had created geometric equations that had been translated onto super-light cards that had raced through a miniature computer in the nose cone of an atomic missile…