By Lara Trace Hentz (poet-writer) (founder of Blue Hand Books) I am remiss in mentioning I'm in the new poetry anthology IN THE VEINS (released 2-1-2017) and last year I did mention the poetry book TENDING THE FIRE by Chris Felver that is coming out in 2017. Louise and I are both that book. NICE!… Continue reading Louise Erdrich on ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans | In The Veins @BlueHandBooks #NoDAPL
As we learned from the CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study, negative childhood experiences are often kept secret, downplayed, or repressed because of our powerful desire to put such things behind us. Unfortunately, our minds and our brains don’t work that way. Patterns can play out automatically, no matter how hard we try to be original and… Continue reading CALLED HOME: The RoadMap | Why changing family patterns is our most important work
By Lara Trace I am going to have a poem Swallow Manifesto in the new collection TENDING THE FIRE by the famous photog Chris Felver who is in San Francisco. He came to see me and took my photo last winter. I also read two poems for him for his video exhibit. My prose WHAT… Continue reading Love is the one and only answer
Have you ever wanted something so badly it was all you could think of? All you could talk about, write about, dream about. Claire did. She wanted a horse. Finding Heart Horse is her journey and her search for her Heart Horse. It takes her from being “the girl most likely to succeed” to a… Continue reading An Interview with Adoptee Author Claire Hitchon #flipthescript
By Lara/Trace Let’s start the NEW YEAR with giving praise and voice to the poets, mystics, artists and friends who changed my life… My friend Kim Shuck is a poet, weaver, beadwork master artist (link http://www.kimshuck.com/beadwork.php ) and fellow traveler. Her ancestors were and are Tsalagi, Sauk and Fox and Polish, for the most part. She earned… Continue reading When Words Matter: An interview with poet Kim Shuck and artist Marcer Campbell
GUEST POST: Virtual Book Tour of Award-Winning Author L. Dwain Boswell, (I Am Worth the Effort Blog) I am excited to guest post on Lara’s blog as a part of my virtual book tour. My first book, “Sex Lies & Alibis”, has proven to be helpful to more than just family and friends. Many have… Continue reading Women: The Lifeblood of our success: Guest Post by L. Dwain Boswell
By Lara/Trace Break out the cigars! We have a new baby -- the brand new anthology CALLED HOME [Book Two: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects]. Whew - it took way more than nine months to make this baby! I do treat books like babies, giving them love and attention while they grow. Eventually… Continue reading Birthing the new book #CALLEDHOME
Synopsis A groundbreaking history of the age when empires used religions to become powerful and religions used empires to spread their message At the end of the first century BC, the world was full of gods. Thousands of them jostled, competed and merged with one another. In Syria ecstatic devotees castrated themselves in the… Continue reading And Man Created God
I was honored to work with MariJo Moore on this amazing anthology. Indians always knew String Theory but call it The Theory of Everything ...Lara/Trace The Spiritual Universe of American Native People By Marcianne Miller on April 7, 2014 BOOK REVIEW Format: Paperback “It was not until the 20th Century that [Eurasian scientists and philosophers]… Continue reading interconnectedness and quantum physics
Posted by Becky Drinnen in Adoption VISIT her Website: http://puzzlesandpossibilities.com/ A new book on adoption reunions is available now on Amazon. I am SO honored to be a contributor to Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age, which opens up important conversations on the topic of adoption search and reunion. As part of the launch… Continue reading Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age: An Interview with Trace A. DeMeyer
My friend and co-author Patricia Busbee highly recommends this book. Great reviews on Amazon!Plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield’s intense grief over losing her daughter crosses the line into madness when she takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada. Troubled by his wife’s disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague that is sweeping… Continue reading The Healing
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Trace DeMeyer, who lives in western Massachusetts, has been an important figure in the regional Native literary scene. In the late 90s and early 2000s she was an editor at The Pequot Times, the excellent paper published out of Mashantucket. She still freelances for News from Indian Country, keeps several blogs of her own (linked throughout this post), and Tweets Native news at ModernNdn. With all of her media savvy and vast network of connections, DeMeyer recently started Blue Hand Books, a new e-publishing collective well-positioned to support established and upcoming Native authors, who are often frustrated by more entrenched publishing houses.
Hot off Blue Hand’s e-presses is her own poetry chapbook, Sleeps with Knives (just over $5 at amazon). Writing under the pen name Laramie Harlow, DeMeyer revisits and expands some of the traumatic personal history she explored in One Small Sacrifice…
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Last year well-known poet-author MariJo Moore (who lives in North Carolina and was mentored by Vine Deloria Jr.) contacted me and invited me to co-edit a new anthology about quantum physics and thoughts about this "time" we are experiencing and how Indigenous people view the universe. MariJo put out a call for Native American writers and many responded immediately… Continue reading New anthology: Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time
I am wrapping up some projects right now so taking a spring break is what I need! This blog will be taking a nap until I get my desk cleaned off and my brain rested! See you soon!
http://www.sacred-texts.com/download.htm Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort At the Back of the Black Man's Mind Woman's Mysteries of a Primitive People Stolen Legacy Origin of Species Common Sense Myths and Legends of our Own Land The Amish Myths of Babylonia and Assyria The Philistines The Seven Tablets of Creation the Babylonian Legends of Creation… Continue reading Free Ebooks! Sacred Texts!