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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. […]

Desert Song Excerpt: The Shifting Win...

Desert Song Excerpt: The Shifting Winds

Desert Song: A Girl In Exile, a Trickster Horse, and the Women Rising Upis now available through our Community Publishing Campaign. The night pooled around Mahteni, magnificent in its depth. Moonlight silvered the wide plain. The wind rippled the grasses like marsh reeds quivering in the currents’ flow. Piles of rock and a few twisted […]

Desert Song Excerpt: Flash flood in t...

Desert Song Excerpt: Flash flood in the Slot Canyon

Desert Song: A Girl In Exile, A Trickster Horse, and the Women Rising Upis now available through our Community Publishing Campaign. Find out more here. At dawn, they stumbled into a slot canyon, staggering with exhaustion. There, they dismounted and walked with the horses, allowing them to rest. “If it rains, we will be trapped,” […]

Desert Song – Look Inside

Desert Song – Look Inside

Desert Song: A Girl In Exile, a Trickster Horse, and the Women Rising Upis now available through our Community Publishing Campaign. CHAPTER ONE. . . . .The Ancestor Windby Rivera Sun The Ancestor Wind played across the mountains. It leapt the peaks and tickled the bellies of the valleys. It was the breath of the […]

Two New Releases! Desert Song & ...

Two New Releases! Desert Song & The Adventures of Alaren

Get your new books today!Desert Song and The Adventures of Alaren!Celebrate through the Community Publishing Campaign. Today is a special day. It’s the fruit of an entire year’s worth of my labor-of-love called writing. It’s the start of a great celebration. It’s the time when the new novels burst out of my heart and home, and go out into […]

Nonviolence News: People and Planet A...

Nonviolence News: People and Planet Are Worth More Than Gold

Editor’s Note from Rivera Sun This week’s Nonviolence News is packed with stories about people redefining what’s important in our world. A fleet of cruise ships has been coming to the rescue in the Bahamas, eschewing luxury trips for helping people. The Seminole Tribe has been airlifting drinking water to Bahamas for nearly a week. It seems […]

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