Site Index for Hawk Dancer web site and North Country Novels
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1. Hawk Dancer and North Country Novels
2. Synopsis of Joshua Seidl's Books
SYNOPSIS. Video and Written Synopsis of Novels written by Brother Joshua Seidl, professed member of the Society of St Paul. Hawk Dancer awarded the Catholic Writers Guild's Seal of Approval
3. Shopping Links for Hawk Dancer
BUY. Purchase Joshua Seidl novels from major on-line booksellers. Link from this page. Available in paperback and as e-books from Lulu. S/c from Amazon. Ebooks from Lulu, Nook and iTunes.
3-A My books are also available in 11 countries. POD - local printing in your country, local shipping. No expensive international shiping rates. No waiting. [USA, UK, Germany, Australia, France, Italy ... more.
4. Contact Me, Joshua Seidl
CONTACT US. Contact me via email, telephone or mailing address. My information is on this page. Skype users can call free joshua.seidl.
4.A- HawkDancer.com Visitor Poll
Vistor Poll. Take a quick survey - poll about this website. Your feed back is appreciated and may help me make improvements to these pages.
5. About Us, Hawk Dancer Novel
THE TRIO. Author Joshua Seidl, hofðingi ritstjóri (editor) Charlie Browne and illustrator Kathy Johnson contributed to put these books together. This is our About Us page. Thumbnails of Johnson's illustrations are included.
About author. Joshua's numerous accounting about himself, and a page he can be sarcastic. He says, "Fifth grade made up seven of my happiest years." He is an Air Force veteran and a Religious Brother, monk.
Review and Read
Selections from the novels and short stories
7. Review of Hawk Dancer
REVIEW. Review On Hawk Dancer Novel. This is the only published review. More reviewers are needed for Hawk Dancer and for Cloudburst. Contact author. Thank you.
8. Read sample selections
FREE SAMPLES. Leaf through these samplers of Hawk Dancer, Cloudburst, Emerald Rising. Books by Joshua Seidl. Flip through on site magazine format of select chapters or stories. Easy viewing on computer monitors.
9. Snakes in the Outhouse
POETRY. This poem is not as gross as the title suggests. It is an allegory on social justice and Native American cultural rights.
10. Village Video
VIDEO. Short videos on my novels, Hawk Dancer, Cloudburst and the Village Readers, or about me, Joshua Seidl.
11. Short Story of the Month
SHORT STORY, 1. A new short story is posted every four to twelve weeks. Most stories are written by me, Joshua Seidl, though I sometimes invite a guest writer.
SHORT STORY, 2. A short story by Sharris Neary. Maddie accompanies her mother on an appointment. Hush. Later in the day Maddie watches as her father punches her mother. The tub water is red. Hush.
SHORT STORY 3. A short story by Sharris Neary. He settle down as Lorraine told him about Kenneth, carefully leaving out where Maddie had met him and that she hadnít asked permission. Max said, "Pass the peas."
Art and Photos
14. Cedar River Michigan
BC VILLAGE. Map, photos and drawing of the real Cedar River, Michigan. This zoned community influenced the fictional Village of Birch Clump. Birch Clump is a peaceful place, but certainly not void of problems.
15. On Site Photos
ON SITE PICS. Photos from the author of places in his novels, Hawk Dancer and Cloudburst. Menominee Michigan, Incerlik Turkey, Red Cliff and Bad River reservations are included. Eino & Elroy to be featured in a new book, (someday).
16. Illustrations by Kathy Johnson
BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS. Johnson's illustrations interprets my stories exactly as I imagined as I wrote them. She is a gifted artist.
17. Birch Clump Churches
COUNTRY CHURCHES. Photos of churches that influenced my novels. These are in Cedar River Michigan, Red Cliff and Odanah Wisconsin.
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More Art (continued from column one)
Illustrating Your Novel
ART TIPS. How to draw illustrations for your web or blog if you have limited art skills. Turn a photo subject into a new fictional character. Passive setting become active scenes. Photo to sketch tricks.
21. Sergeant T Douglas
JOSH ART. Chronologist is a term for historian within certain Religious Orders. T. Douglas is the fictional character used to collect the material for my stories. He helps make the novels more believable.
22-A. Baby Boomers as Teens
ART & PHOTO. Baby Boomers in their teens and twenties, 1960s and 1970s. This was the Hippy era. We were drafted to fight in Vietnam. The Folk Music Scene was groovy. Campus unrest made the nightly news.
22-B. BC High Class of 1969
ART & PHOTO. Meet the Boomer teens of the Village of Birch Clump.
Faqs, other information
23. Faqs and Just the Facts
FAQ, 1. My responses to questions about the novels. The stories concern the relationship of Native Americans, Euro-Americans and Metis cultures and the Churches and society in general from 1934-2010
24. Page two of FAQS
FAQ, 2. More questions and answers about my novels. History of writing the books. Updates. I concentrate more on progressively improving relationships with Native People, society and the churches.
25. Author Signing, Joshua Seidl
BOOK SIGNING. Joshua Seidl's schedule of book signings for his novels. Most of these are conducted at the St Pauls Parish Book Exhibits. He is at a different parish church almost every weekend, September through May.
26. ST PAULS Parish Book Exhibits
BOOK EXHIBIT. Catholic books and religious articles brought to your parish by the Priests and Brothers of the Society of St. Paul. Parish receives ten percent of sales. Cash, charge and checks accepted.
Links, related interests
27. North Country Periodicals
MAGAZINES. Magazines produced by Joshua via MagCloud. Birch Clump Villager is short stories and art. Guest authors are welcome to inquire. Promotes rural and small town family businesses.
28. Native American Ministry Links
INCULTURATION. You do not have to be people divided into two parts, as though an Aboriginal had to borrow the faith and life of Christianity, like a hat or a pair of shoes, from someone else who owns them. JP II 29. Native American Catholic Research and Resources
RESOURCES. Links to resources on Native American Catholic issues. Select modern Papal or Vatican speeches and papers, and North American sources. Great for students and those in ministry with Indigenous People.
30. Native Spirit Gift and Gallery
NATIVE ART STORE. Native owned gift and art gallery located on Red Cliff Reservation Wisconsin, Hwy 13. This beautiful log building offers traditional Anishinabe Ojibwe Chippewa art from the Great Lakes Region
31. ↑ NSGG Native gifts, Red Cliff, Wisconsin ↓
NATIVE ART STORE. Benegay, welcome, step inside this Native owned craft shop. This is page two. Lots of pictures.
32. Countdown Clock
FUN. This countdown clock really works. Visit often and watch the days and hours click away. Nothing bad will happen when it reaches 00:00:00. But if so, it has nothing to do with this fun page.
Native American Religious Order
Catholic Franciscan Friars
33. Congregation of St. James, intro
CSJ,OFM. The Congregation of St. James would represent and serve Indigenous People within Native protocol and culture. Such a Catholic Order for Native Americans does not yet exist. We need such an order.
34. Rule of St. James, A Franciscan Way of Life
CSJ,OFM. The letter of St. James is folded into the Third Order of St. Francis to compose the Constitutions of this Native American Catholic Order of Friars and Sisters. No such order exists at this time.
35. Appendix to the Constitutions, CSJ
CSJ,OFM. Guide to the life. When the Spirit calls someone to start this order, these rules and guides maybe altered as needed. Anointing, Confessing & Intercession, and Conversion is the heart of this Order.
36. Associate Members, Congregation of St. James
CSJ,OFM. Folks already involved in some form of Native American ministry, social work can share and pray. This is a very casual, rather unstructured association. It is not a Religious Order.
BIRCH CLUMP PHOTO GALLERY
Art & Photos by the author. Back space from the gallery to return to this page. Or, remember this www address: "Hawk Dancer dot com."
NEW. Catholic Fiction Author listing
Other Authors. As of February 27, 2012: My newset web feature lists Catholic Fiction Authors and their books. Find out how to list your book on this site. Search for books to read.
Creative Writers' Guide
For aspiring authors writing from a moral conscience.
37. Novelist's Conscience, Writers Guide
GET PUBLISHED. Lots of Christian fiction has what I think are unrealistically good main characters, flawless people. Scenes and characters are honey sticky sweet. I suggest you beat up on your characters a bit. Aim for realistic, even in fiction.
40. Modern Writer Programs and Soft Ware
MODERN MEANS. A book poorly written will not sell. Spell cheque is not enough. Text to voice readers and writing software for novels are modern aides even for experienced authors. Nothing replaces your best effort.
41. Look It Up
CHECK FACTS. Don't assume now and be embarrassed later. Do lots of research on occupations, histories, and cultures you are not part of. Know facts about careers, and skills. What do cops and monks really do?
42. Grooming One's Writing Style
SPRUCE IT UP. Constantly work on your style. Keep your audience in mind as you write. Think of tag words and unique phrases that pull people in. Note things, people, events and research you want to work in.
43. Why I Write
PURPOSE. The author, Joshua Seidl, discusses why he writes. The search, pitfalls and successes of getting published are shared. Why he switched from Publish America to self publish with Lulu is also presented.
44. Catholic Fiction Writers
CATHOLIC NOVELS. Material should not be disparaging to the faith. Catholic fiction enjoys a wide range of possibilities. Characters in the story might be irreligious, but the author's presentation shows fidelity.
45.* Site Map. Site Index for Hawk Dancer
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Up Coming Stories
Jig and his friend Danny try their
hand at undercover work to expose employers who take unfair advantage of migrant workers. When a wealthy farmer finds out, he summons a couple of his
hired field supervisors to confront Jig. His thoughts on how to spy on the rich and powerful came from TV shows. Reality sets in when he sees the men
armed with clubs and rope and he has no place to run.