"Gray Rainbow Journey presents yet another facet of the Native American in his many struggles. A fascinating story by a new voice in Indian America."

Principal Chief William "Rattlesnake" Jackson,
American Cherokee Confederacy

"Native American Christians have long known what a struggle it is to live in two worlds…the characters in Gray Rainbow Journey speak for so many of us."

Betty Mae Jumper
Tribal Elder, Doctor of Humane Letters and auhor of Legends of the Seminoles, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

"An enlightening peek…portrays reservation life clearly and compellingly…gives a window into the challenge of making spiritual choices…"

Craig Stephen Smith (Ojibwe)
Native Evangelist and author of White Man's Gospel.

"…a heart-thumping face-off between good and evil that will keep you in suspense until the very last page!"

Dana K Cassell, Writers-Editors Network.

"…an exciting coming-of-age novel…I can definitely relate to this book's characters…I can't wait for the second book…"

Carla McKay
Indian Life Newspaper
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Awards and Recognitions

The competition was stiff. The number of entries was "unprecedented". But Gray Rainbow Journey captured First Place in the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News, for Best Multicultural Novel, and was Finalist in both the Mystery/ Suspense and Religion categories! For more information about the awards, visit   Image Gallery
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This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Native Peoples Magazine.

From Calendar of Events, September 2010, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe.

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