Top photo - Columbia Wetlands by Blair Hammond, CWS

Second photo - Glacier above Bella Coola

Third  Photo - Bella Coola River
valley by Earl James

NEWS for Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought Them Home...

April 22, 2013...

Nautilus Book Awards gives Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought Them Home a SILVER AWARD for FICTION!!

Nautilus Book Awards  — Better Books for a Better World —  have been issued for 13 years and are recognized in the publishing industry as among the top tier of awards for both fiction and non-fiction books.  Past recipients include such luminaries as Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Goodman, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Marianne Williamson and many others.

January, 2013...

Listen to my interview on ENVISION THIS Radio:


October, 2012... 

Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought Them Home

wins 2 awards!

   1.  Southwest Design and Production Award,

                     from the NM Book Association, and

   2.  Finalist: Fiction (Adventure and Drama)

                     from the 2012 New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards

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      Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought Them Home is a novel set in 1998 in the British Columbia rainforest, the US and Rome that probes the spiritual fault lines of our world in crisis.  Seeking to transform themselves and the larger world, the diverse characters populating the compelling storyline of Bella Coola find themselves straddling two or more worlds: Native American and Euro American, material and spiritual, past and future.

      Opposing the imminent destruction of an ancient and sacred valley, the central character - Peter - plunges into an action with his Nuxalk Nation colleagues Norval, Roy and Duran that brings him into conflict with his partner Sarah's deepest needs, and he must make choices that seem impossible to him.

      Sarah and Peter are caught up in the nexus of intersecting relationships with friends and colleagues that heads inexorably toward a radically-altered world where spirit and greed face off for control.

      Excerpts from Peter's book in progress, An Eco Warrior's Guide to the New Dark Ages and the perspective of Randy, his (African-American) publisher in New York, help track Peter's evolving psychic state and drive the story forward.