S.L. Stoner has long pursued social and economic justice. She’s fought the “good” fight standing beside many others in prisons, free clinics, neighborhood and labor organizations. The FBI and local police have honored these efforts by producing thousands of pages detailing her activities.
Stoner holds beliefs contrary to the adage that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. Instead, she believes that some historical actions need repeating and that ordinary peoples’ history, if known, is both empowering and inspiring. Writing in the tradition of historian Howard Zinn, she tells the stories of how ordinary people’s heroic, sacrificial and effective actions changed history. She uses fast-paced fiction to make that story both entertaining and memorable.
The Sage Adair books are fast-paced adventure mysteries crafted around actual historical events and people. The early 1900’s spawned America’s first progressive revolution, one triggered by the concentration of the country’s wealth and power in the hands of a few. This extreme inequality created pushback from ordinary people who demanded economic and social justice. Their efforts created the greatest and, most compassionate, middle class the world has ever seen.
This fast-paced adventure mystery uses actual historical people and events taking place in Portland, Oregon at the beginning of the twentieth century. Details how the laundry women of that time triggered a change in the nation's laws and jurisprudence. Includes historical notes.
This faced-paced action adventure mystery, crafted around actual historical events and people, has Sage Adair searching for a kidnap victim even as he tries to discover who is burning down the city and why.
In the hot summer of 1903, a range war is brewing out on the plains. Sage knows nothing about cowboys and horses, sheep and shepherds, yet he’s soon the target of sheep shooters and bushwhackers. This fast-paced adventure mystery relies on historical decisions that were made in timber barons’ mansions and the halls of Congress—decisions that nearly ripped apart Central Oregon’s social and economic
In this riping yarn, President Theodore Roosevelt has left Washington D.C., embarking on his historic train trip through the American West. Little does he know that assassination awaits him in Portland, Oregon. Since life is never simple, Sage Adair also learns of young boys who need rescuing. As the presidential train and the boys’ doom rush ever closer, every crucial answer remains elusive.
Two union organizers have disappeared and so Sage Adair begins a desperate search that takes him into the musty blackness of Portland’s underground to confront mercenary shanghaiers, the pain of lost friendship, and his own fears.
A losing labor strike, a union leader framed for murder, a ragpicker poet and collapsing city bridges, each competes for Sage Adair’s attention as he slogs through the Pacific Northwest rain and mud to find answers before someone else dies.
A secret operative in America's 1902 labor movement, leading a double life that balances precariously on the knife-edge of discovery, finds his mission entangled with the fate of a young man accused of murder. An early 20th century Pacific Northwest historical mystery based on a true crime committed by Portland's ruling elite.