A Tale of Alaska's White Raven
Zak was a normal raven until a vacation to Prince William Sound changed his life forever. Caught in the aftermath of the greatest oil spill in Alaska's history, Zak's inner light was nearly smothered as he faced the enormity of the disaster. Unable to reconcile the overwhelming emotions wrought by witnessing the devastation on millions of birds, animals and people, Zak ceased to do little more than exist until meeting the white raven from the heart of Denali. Paired beautifully with the commanding splendor of Alaska and its people, Raven's Light is the tale of Zak's struggle. Set amongst the beauty and people of Alaska's Matanuska Valley, Raven's Light is an intimate glimpse at the journey within that leads to the ultimate serenity of inner peace.
Gaston's Crow's Nest
An Alaska Tale
From the moment he first woke up out at sea in the crow's nest of fisherman Gaston Angelo Noel's purse seiner, the eagle Hali knew the adventures he had longed for since leaving his nest in Anchor Point, Alaska for life on the Homer Spit were about to begin.Sad that his hatchmate, Leuc, would not be able to join him, Hali finds himself on a journey more interesting than he ever imagined while learning a few life's lessons about courage, loyalty, and love along the way.Scattered throughout the book, are photo illustrations made from original photographs that inspired this story taken by the author and her husband. Gaston's Crow's Nest, a modern Alaska story of original fiction, is suitable for all age groups and the second book in the Alaska Tale series.
Feather From A Stranger
An Alaskan Mystery
Four years after losing her new husband in a plane crash in South America, Mara Edwards sets sail for a new life in Alaska. Aboard a northbound ferry, a peculiar run-in with an old man signals that her troubles are not yet over when he hands her a feather and utters these prophetic words:Your present is the future of your past. You will need this to protect your future from your past. All who come here seek the future of their past. As her life becomes unexpectedly entwined with the members of a loving family, a loyal stranger and a wolf-dog named Thor, the new beginning Mara seeks unfolds with all the intensity that crime, passion, loyalty, friendship, love, betrayal, and adventure can provide. In the beauty of pristine Alaska, after four long years of grieving, she learns if she can ever truly be released from her past.
Two Tickets and A Feather
Present Alaska--Future of her Past another Alaskan Mystery
Newlyweds, Doug and Mara Williams, chose to settle in Homer, Alaska, owning both a small home on the bluffs overlooking lower Cook Inlet and a fishing seiner docked among a fleet of other working boats in the picturesque harbor at the end of the Homer Spit. With the warning prophecies of Alaska native elder Joe Michael already faced and resolved in the first book in this series, Feather From a Stranger, the newlyweds undertake their final preparations before they leave for the Sitka herring fishery. Thanks to the amazing sacrifice made for them by Joe Michael, they set out for their first adventure as a married couple in Doug's seiner, the Fire Ring Roamer, no longer fearful of the future of their pastÑuntil, on her last day of work, Mara receives another mysterious message. With its setting in many Alaska locations, Two Tickets and a Feather is the second in this mystery series and the sequel to Feather from a Stranger.
Driftfeather on the Alaska Seas
Ultimate Future of the Past another Alaskan Mystery
Could it have been a strange coincidence or a magical matter of fate that allowed the final draft of Driftfeather on the Alaska Seas to be finished during the full solar eclipse of May 2012? For Mara Benson, interspersed among all the losses have been moments of brilliant awareness, yet until now, she has been comfortableÑperhaps even secureÑdrifting in the wake of life's journey. Now, in the third book of the Feather series, Mara Benson will finally reach the ultimate future of her past. You've come to know her well. Destiny will now allow her to know herself. Join her in this modern day mystery as she expands her horizons, makes new liaisons, is tempered by fresh challenges, and emerges from the shadows of darkness into the nurturing warmth of the sunÑall in this place named Alaska that they call the last frontier.
Feather for Hoonah Joe
Alaska Can Be a Very Small Place
Sal Kindle has been sprinkling the pages of the feather series with so much homespun grit, that it's hard to imagine that an octogenarian can really develop any more facets to her earthy personality. Her husband, Joe Michael, doesn't think so either, which makes life all the more interesting when the two of them not only take on a new business venture, but also discover there's more to Sal than anyone dared imagine.¦¦Within the scenarios of Hoonah, Alaska, Rhinebeck, New York, and brief moments in Sitka, Alaska, and New York City, new adventures for Mara, Doug, Joe, and Sal lead to even more new adventures--right up to the clifhanger of an ending that will leave you either grabbing the arms of your chair, or frantically checking the battery level of your e-reader to make sure you can make it to the end of the story in time to find out what really happens.¦¦Feather for Hoonah Joe is the fourth in the Feather series of mystery novels and some say it is one of the best in the series.
Feather for Forever
A missing feather, the strange appearance of a series of gray bandanas with orange volcano icons on one corner, a mysterious connection with the son of Doug William's right hand man, old alliances, new alliances, broken alliances, and renewed allegiances take Mara and Doug Williams skyrocketing into the path of danger and uncertainty once again.¦¦Will this last book in the Feather Series spell the end of their troubles, or the beginning of an eternity on the run? Will Mara finally face the future of her past for the last time or will the protection of the feather remain as elusive as has been the peace and solitude she so longed for when seeking a new life in Alaska. Can our collective belief in finding a happy ending guide the final storyline in the feather series to its ultimate place as a beacon of hope in our troubled times, or will the evil that has plagued one family finally and unequivocally prevail?¦¦The answer lies within these pages of Feather for Forever ~ Alaska, and in the hearts and minds of all those who believe in the goodness in life.
As I breathe, so do I write
In between watching snowshoe hares eat her trees from the bottom, moose eat them from the top, and chipping glaciers from ice dams off her driveway, Marianne spends her long Homer winters writing books. Marianne loves Alaska and she loves to write. Marianne says, “As I breathe, I write.” She is the author of 12 published books.