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The Apology & Forgiveness Song &...

Author’s Note: This excerpt is an example of the kind of compelling fiction we can write when we integrate the current best practices and experiments in conflict resolution. In the story, the Atta Song (Apology and Forgiveness Song) is part of Harraken culture, a way of admitting wrongs and making them right. This tradition is […]

Throw-the-Bones – An Excerpt fr...

This is an excerpt from Desert Song, a novel by Rivera Sun. You can get a copy by supporting the Community Publishing Campaign. Up a long, winding ravine, tucked into a pocket meadow, lived a seer named Throw-the-Bones. Her home – if you could call it that – was a hide-covered lean-to half dug into […]

Blind Date w/ a Book; Take Home an Ad...

Note: The Blind Date w/ a Book Sale is limited to the United States. We like to have fun around here. Hence our “Blind Date with a Book” sale. This weekend, Thurs-Mon (Nov 21-24), for every book you buy on my website or publishing campaign, I’ll send you a FREE surprise  “Blind Date Book”.  Wrapped in […]

It’s time. End the draft, once ...

It’s time. End the draft, once and for all.

We may be months away from ending the US military draft, once and for all.  After a court ruled that the male-only draft was unconstitutional, a Congress-appointed Commission has been studying whether or not to draft women into the US military. They make their report in March, and will likely either advocate for expanding draft […]

What Song Will You Sing?

What Song Will You Sing?

This is an excerpt from Desert Song: A Girl in Exile, A Trickster Horse, and the Women Rising Up. You can get this new novel through our Community Publishing Campaign here. When the first touch of lengthening shadow broke the afternoon heat, Ari Ara forced herself through a set of training exercises in the Way Between. […]

9 Reasons To Love The Ari Ara Series

9 Reasons To Love The Ari Ara Series

by Leah Cook You can find the Ari Ara Series, including the two new books, via our Community Publishing Campaign. If you’re new, check out the Whole Series supporter level. Just looking for the first book in the series? Visit my online store. Let me tell you what’s really cool about this series: 1. It’s […]

Desert Horses

Desert Horses

This excerpt is from Desert Song, Rivera Sun’s newest novel. You can get a copy by supporting the Community Publishing Campaign. Thank you! A stunning view spread before them. The city’s dwellings ended abruptly at a chest-high stone wall. Cliffs plummeted down a hundred feet to a narrow lake fed by the river that cascaded […]

In Fact and Fiction, Women Resist the...

In Fact and Fiction, Women Resist the War Machine – Rivera Sun Takes Action

Wage Peace! Women vs. the War Machine.How women – in fact and fiction – push back against war. As I ship out stacks of books that celebrate the heroics of waging peace, I’m struck by how relevant and real these stories are. On the pages of Desert Song, women are rising up to keep a […]

The Sleeping Giantess: My Statement O...

On Nov 13th, 2019, I delivered a statement to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service opposing the expansion of the draft to women, and demanding the ending of the draft for all genders. The NCMNPS is a court-ordered, Congress-appointed commission charged with finding out if the US public would support expanding the […]

Desert Song Excerpt: A Lesson in The ...

Desert Song Excerpt: A Lesson in The Way Between

Desert Song: A Girl In Exile, A Trickster Horse, and the Women Rising Upis now available through our Community Publishing Campaign. Find it here. Ari Ara chewed her lower lip, thinking. The Way Between could be used physically to interrupt fights and stop violence, but that was just the beginning. There were inner and outer practices. […]

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