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Kettle Falls

Swallowed by the Flood

  My writing journey began in the late 1900s after taking a Longridge Writer’s online class for non-fiction. Native history swirled in my heart even before I settled on the reservation with my husband knowing I had some type of Indian in me, little as it is. And after interviewing several elders, I wrote Swallowed […]

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Touring The High Desert Museum

As part of our 2015 Women Writing the West Conference in Redmond, Oregon, conference co-chairs Jane Kirkpatrick and Shanna Hatfield offered members the opportunity to tour the High Desert Museum, which is located near Bend. The museum opened in 1982. It was founded by Donald M. Kerr, a native of Portland, and brings regional wildlife, culture, art and natural […]

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Guest Author Eunice Boeve

Welcome author Eunice Boeve. She is here to share with us about her novel, The Summer of the Crow. My interview with Eunice: Why did you write, The summer of the Crow? What was the inspiration behind your book? I grew up in northwest Montana and Idaho with lots of trees, mountains, and water. When […]

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Welcome Bob Valleau

Welcome Guest Author Bob Valleau. I am so please share about you and your book. Bob Valleau has over 25 years of writing experience for the Christian market. His writing career began, in the 1980s, when he worked for a Christian publishing company for their book department. Since then, he has worked as a full-time […]

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Speckled Fish People: Rich in Culture.

I must confess I am a non-native living on an Indian Reservation; to be exact, the Colville Confederated Reservation in Northeast Washington State. We have been here for two and one-half decades. I followed my husband to the home of his father’s family after we completed collage at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. My […]

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Research–Exhausting or Invigorating?

Research is inevitable when writing a book whether its fiction or nonfiction. It was only after working with elder Marguerite Ensminger for three years did I decide to write Change of Heart for my sons. Later I followed up with Heart of Courage. Not only did she teach me the difficult guttural sounds of the […]

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