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Review of The Roots of Resistance

Review by Tom Hastings. Note: The Roots of Resistance will be fully released in Spring 2018. Thanks for everyone’s support of the early Author’s Editions through our Community Publishing Campaign. Rivera Sun caused quite a big stir in the relatively small but passionate world of nonviolent resistance with her 2013 extrapolative fiction, The Dandelion Insurrection […]

Hooray! We did it! Congrats and thank...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Congratulations to everyone! This is a moment for gratitude. (And happy dances!) With your support, we reached and exceeded the goal of The Roots of Resistance’s Community Publishing Campaign. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This helps bring all kinds of amazing writing into the world this year, along with The Roots […]

Gratitude for the Adventure Called Li...

Tis the season to talk about gratitude. And turkey. And colonialism, Indigenous peoples, Buy Nothing Day, Shop Local, consumerism, capitalism, and the growing list of ways humanity will come to an untimely demise. I’m going to leave all that aside for a moment. In other years, I’ve had a mouthful of opinions along with my […]

You + Me = We Publish Great Books

Can a story change the world? Yes. Here’s how… (Plus! Here’s your chance to get a free copy of The Way Between!) Folktales. Fairy tales. Old wives’ tales. Your support of the Community Publishing Campaign has gotten my creative juices flowing. I’ve been writing the Stories of the Third Brother in my morning writing sessions. These are the […]

You. Are. Amazing. A Good News Letter...

You. Are. Amazing. It takes vision, love, and courage to change the story of our times. You’ve got it all. Thank you. Wow. I am blown away by the response to The Roots of Resistance’s Community Publishing Campaign. In two days, we are thirty percent funded, which reflects the incredible generosity, love, and vision of readers and friends far […]

Texas Free Rangers – An Excerpt...

This is an excerpt from The Roots of Resistance, the sequel to The Dandelion Insurrection. You can order a copy here: http://www.riverasun.com/the-roots-of-resistance/ At two o’clock in the morning, Tansy woke Tucker to tell him that a group claiming to be the Texas Free Rangers was taking credit for the pipeline explosion. “The Texas Free Rangers?” he […]

Little Dandelions – An Excerpt ...

This is an excerpt from The Roots of Resistance, the sequel to The Dandelion Insurrection. You can order a copy here: http://www.riverasun.com/the-roots-of-resistance/   Not here. Not us. Not our school. The words of Idah Robbins echoed in Charlie’s thoughts. The fifth grade teacher’s voice rang with fierce determination and a deep love of her students, school, and […]

Debt Prison Strike – An Excerpt...

This is an excerpt from The Roots of Resistance, the sequel to The Dandelion Insurrection. You can order a copy here: http://www.riverasun.com/the-roots-of-resistance/ Chapter Nine Debt Prison Strike Hot and humid as a hairy armpit on a southeast afternoon, the debt prison laundry stank of detergents and hissing cotton steam. The incarcerated workers hauled sacks and trolleys of […]

Gray Atonement – An Excerpt Fro...

This is an excerpt from The Roots of Resistance, the sequel to The Dandelion Insurrection. You can order a copy here: http://www.riverasun.com/the-roots-of-resistance/ “Come on with me and let’s walk down to the end of the block,” Tansy urged grimly. “There’s something you outta see.” The quiet residential neighborhood spilled out onto a commercial corridor with a corner […]

March Into the Heart of Darkness, Bla...

This is an excerpt from The Roots of Resistance, the sequel to The Dandelion Insurrection. You can order a copy here: http://www.riverasun.com/the-roots-of-resistance/ The wind poured through the car window and danced across her scalp. Zadie’s black curls whipped and tangled as she drummed her hands on the steering wheel, singing along with the blaring radio. Barreling up […]

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