Readers love The Way Between!
10 Days Left to Get Your Copy!

The first books have arrived and readers are writing in to say . . . they love it! Here are some of their stories and comments for you to enjoy.  There are just 10 days left while The Way Between is available before Christmas. You can get copies via our Community Publishing campaign … and please do! Here’s the link:

 Jay Moore was the owner of Moby Dickens Bookshop, which launched and supported my writing path. The fates would have it that we ran into each other as I picked up boxes of the first books at our tiny rural post office … so he and his kids got a copy of The Way Between straight out of the box. Here they are reading it with their dog, Pixel. (Isn’t that the best name for a little dog ever?)

M. Sophia Santiago met up with me in person and had coffee in New Mexico. She started reading her signed copy of The Way Between as the plane took off from the Albuquerque Airport to her home in Portland, Oregon. At 30,000ft she wrote: Enjoying your novel on my way back to Portland! In synchronicity; the name of the Capitol, Mariana, in “The Way Between”, is my first name! M Sophia Santiago. Cheers ~ a great read!

Clifford and Lesley Scott got a copy . . . and had to use active nonviolence to decide who got to read it first! Their furry friends seem to be enjoying it, too! Clifford wrote: Rivera Sun’s new book is out, “The Way Between”, it is a MUST READ for all non violent activists. We’re in love with the book we just received and feeling GREAT about sequels in the works!

Larson J. Prip is a special friend of mine, a member of Veterans For Peace. His weekly demonstrations were a call-to-action for me as a writer to make sure I was waging peace within the literary world, just as surely as he was waging peace on the street corners of his town.  He wrote: “I purchased two copies of Rivera Sun’s new novel THE WAY BETWEEN because that way my wife and I could have discussions about what we are reading. We both admire the writings of this fantastic storyteller and its very telling about these times of civil unrest we live in. I greatly admire this wordsmith’s beliefs in non-violence and the book is in part dedicated to Veterans for Peace; an organization near and dear to my heart.”

Carol Ranellone takes the cake with this photo of her dog, Luigi. (If you’re familiar with my writings, you might recognize him. He’s been a Cover Dog for The Dandelion Insurrection in other photos, too!) Carol wrote the sweetest message when she finished reading the book: Oh my Ari Ara~ read this cover to cover so fast I feel like a super shero! Needless to say, I loved this book. Rivera, please write the next as fast as you can! A fan of The Way Between, Carol

Pamela Twining read the story fast and furious. Here’s her review, which she posted on Facebook for all her friends: I just finished the book ~ didn’t want it to end! Rivera Sun is an Amazing Storyteller and “The Way Between” is one of Rivera’s incredible elucidations of the possibilities when we look beyond the ways of war & conflict, beyond the construct of human interaction as inherently fraught with territoriality, one-upsmanship, narcissistic bravado, scarcity consciousness… all the unacknowledged slights and insecurities that cause us humans to wage war rather than peace with each other! Looking for a gift for a youngun in your life? Or even a not-so-youngun who loves a great action story? I would heartily recommend “The Way Between”! Cannot wait for the sequel!

dscn6086There are so many more stories, too! To the right is a photo of me putting a signed copy in the Little Free Library next to our credit union. I’m thrilled that everyone is loving the book.  We have just a few more days to order copies before the Community Campaign ends. Then it’ll be a little while before I have the First Edition ready for all you enthusiastic people who “forgot” to get a copy now. Here’s the link again:

With gratitude and love,


PS Curious about the story? Here you go!

“Between flight and fight lies a mysterious third path called the Way Between, and young shepherdess and orphan Ari Ara must master it . . . before war destroys everything she loves! She begins training as the apprentice of the great warrior Shulen, and enters a world of warriors and secrets, swords and magic, friendship and mystery. She uncovers forbidden prophecies, searches for the lost heir to two thrones, and chases the elusive forest-dwelling Fanten to unravel their hidden knowledge. Full of twists and turns and surprises, The Way Between is bound to carve out a niche on bookshelves everywhere!”