Top photo - Columbia Wetlands by Blair Hammond, CWS

Second photo - Glacier above Bella Coola

Third  Photo - Bella Coola River
valley by Earl James


November, 2013...
The Rainforest Brought Them Home, the screenplay, wins Finalist Award in the 2013 Moondance International Film Festival!   The screenplay was adapted from my novel by myself and my wife, Karen Jean Walker.
Scroll down for links to a synopsis and to the full screenplay.
April, 2013...

Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought Them Home, the novel, wins a Nautilus Book Award!

Nautilus Book Awards  — Better Books for a Better World —  have been issued for 13 years and are recognized in the publishing industry as among the top tier of awards for both fiction and non-fiction books.  

Other 2013 Nautilus winners include the novelists Barbara Kingsolver and Louise ErdrichKenny Ausubel of Bioneers. Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, essayist Terry Tempest Williams, Marianne Williamson, Jean Houston, Deepak Chopra, Rudolph Anaya and many others.

Past recipients include such luminaries as David Suzuki, Amy Goodman, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, His Holiness the Dalai Lama,  Craig Childs, Van Jones, Maria Rodale, and many others.   See www.nautilusbookawards.com for complete listings.

January, 2013...

Listen to my interview on ENVISION THIS Radio:


October, 2012... 
Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought Them Home wins 2 awards!

   1.  Southwest Design and Production Award (NM Book Association), and

   2.  Finalist: 2012 New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards

For a paperback copy ($16.95) click below:
                        or as an ebook ($9.99) at
                        Kindle, ibooks, Sony and Barnes & NobleSynopsis  and links to excerpts below...

      Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought Them Home is a novel set in 1998 in the British Columbia rainforest, the US and Rome that probes the spiritual fault lines of our world in crisis.  Seeking to transform themselves and the larger world, the diverse characters populating the compelling storyline of Bella Coola find themselves straddling two or more worlds: Native American and Euro American, material and spiritual, past and future.

      Opposing the imminent destruction of an ancient and sacred valley, the central character - Peter - plunges into an action with his Nuxalk Nation colleagues Norval, Roy and Duran that brings him into conflict with his partner Sarah's deepest needs, and he must make choices that seem impossible to him.

      Sarah and Peter are caught up in the nexus of intersecting relationships with friends and colleagues that heads inexorably toward a radically-altered world where spirit and greed face off for control.

      Excerpts from Peter's book in progress, An Eco Warrior's Guide to the New Dark Ages and the perspective of Randy, his (African-American) publisher in New York, help track Peter's evolving psychic state and drive the story forward.