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The Earth's Backbone

3rd Book in the Relentless River Series
Now Available!
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About Me

The Relentless River represents the one-way flow of our lives, constantly impacted by the inflow and mingling of other waters, altering our journey. That theme underlies the series.

Having completed eight full-sized manuscripts over a five-year period, I am now focusing on getting the series published. Minor characters took on a life of their own; I loved them, ached with them, pushed them on, and told their stories, too. In the process of writing the series, I discovered the glory of northern Montana and the friendship and encouragement of Blackfeet Native American friends. Several Blackfeet are editing and helping me develop realism and authenticity of their modern-day points of view and cultural backgrounds. It has been one of the great privileges of my life to be accepted into their world, and to experience one of the most glorious places on the planet earth.

I have also rekindled an interest in acoustic guitar and now play a mixture of folk-rock-blues music. I travel frequently from my home in Port Townsend, Washington, to Seattle to see my favorite rock groups and singer-songwriters. Many of my favorites are mentioned throughout the novels. In the process of researching a pilot character, I've started taking flying lessons.

My Books


Becomes a Horseman

The Earth's Backbone

My Books

As with her other books in the Relentless River series, she tells a complete story that keeps you eagerly turning each page to see what happens next. Leonard makes each character come fully alive and become someone you would like to know, of course, there are some that you hope you do not meet.


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