The
BIRCH CLUMP NOVELS
"Hawk Dancer" and "Cloudburst"
and the
Birch Clump Village Reader Series

Author: Joshua Seidl, SSP
Edited by Charles M. Browne, the North Country Needler
Illustrated by renown artist: Kathy Johnson


There are those times of difficulty when I have to pause and ask, "What would Bubba do?"
         - - Sgt. T. Douglas, BCV Chronologist

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The difference between fiction & reality: Fiction has to make sense. Tom Clancy
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Amos Crow, age 18 in 1969. This was not one of his better days. He was robbed at gun point, tied up and left in the forest in a three part mystery found in my Birch Clump Village reader series.

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   Book #1, "Hawk Dancer"
Engage in North Country ventures from folk storyteller, Joshua Seidl, (known to masterfully weave fact and fantasy.) These are works of hysterical historical and contemporary fiction.

Metis, Euro-American and Native American interaction in a contemporary historical setting, 1917-2010 in pristine northern Great Lakes woodland communities. Carried in a whimsical, witty, dramatic, sentimental manner.

"Stories, well driven, and so realistic. Down to earth great reading." --Sgt. T. Douglas, chronologist

Standing up to the Bullies?
    Joel and T. Douglas were told they ought to stand up to the bullies. Both boys opted to walk (or run) from trouble or to find clever ways of talking their way out of having to fight the class bully. They were certain the common advice from parents, teachers and from peers in those days (1960s) would not fare well for them. It made sense. If Billy the Bully was bigger, T. Douglas or Joel was sure to be beaten to a pulp.
    The short story in What Would Bubba Do?: Birch Clump Village Reader 5 titled "Confessions of a Chicken" deals with the topic of school bullies - the kind that picks fights with weaker kids. Billy forces Douglas into a fight. Joel jumps in to defend Douglas.
    Joel does not fare well as depicted in the drawing to the right by the author.
    Read the next Birch Clump Village Reader due out this fall, 2014 and find out how T. Douglas handled the confrontation with Billy. (More below ↓)

Coming this Fall:the 5th
Birch Clump Village Reader

    More exciting ventures from our favorite village. Bubba Junior is introduced as he interviews Sgt. T. Douglas. Two short stories evolve from that, Show Me: I'm From Missouri, and Confessions of a Chicken.
    A practical joke back fires on Dean.
    It turns out that the reputable lawyer, Earl Vanwesterdyke left a few secrets back in Holland when he hopes a boat and ended up in the good ol' USA in 1916.
    Stay tuned. Better yet, sign up for our free Birch Clump Village E-Newsletter so you get notification when the book is published.
    More on BCVR#5 on the countdown clock page.

Released April 2014

Ten Things: Birch Clump Village Reader 4

Still to come in 2014 - BCVR#5: Confessions of a Chicken

     Pictured right → is Sarge when he was 16, years before he was known as Sarge. He went by the name Douglas during most of his youth. His fist name would have provoked a lot of teasing, so the initial "T" sufficed.
     He was gentle, leaned to the quiet side, though not particularly shy; in fact, rather friendly and outgoing. The upcoming book, What Would Bubba Do: BCVR 5, shares some of his history. He avoided fighting, though of course enjoyed watching one. In the short story, Confession of a Chicken, we find him and Joel is a difficult position.
     At one point, Billy-Bob is not about to let T. Douglas back off or talk his way out. The crown gathers when push leads to shove, anxious to see how this plays out. Douglas shakes. The adrenaline is pumping. Will "T" be able to worm out of this situation?
     As the author who created these characters, I know he hardly stands a chance standing up to Billy. Though an earlier confrontation that day was averted, this face off will be far more difficult for Douglas the shrink from. Beads of sweat tickle his ribs; his knees quiver . . .
     As to his attire: His peers made fun of his vest and cowboy hat, but admired his ability to wear ultra skin-tight jeans, (which were popular in that era).
     There is more on Joel ( pictured left ← ), Bubba, Sarge and on other characters from the novels in the next Birch Clump Village Reader #5