Steven McFadden

Biography

I've been an independent writer since 1975 when I graduated from journalism school at Boston University. Since then I've been happily involved with my life's work writing, and consulting. Over the years I have authored hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and blog entries, and 15 nonfiction books.

I'm also the author of an epic, nonfiction saga of contemporary America - Odyssey of the 8th Fire, freely available online at www.8thfire.net It is the true, epic saga of a historic pilgrimage for the earth across North America by people of all colors and faiths under the Sky Sign of the Whirling Rainbow. The 8th Fire arises from the deepest roots of our land. In it, circles upon circles, elders make a great and generous giveaway of the teachings they carry.

The titles I have listed on Smashwords arise out of the Soul*Sparks publishing venture in which I partner with my wife, Elizabeth Wolf. Most of my writing is published by other companies, including "The Call of the Land: An Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century."

Peace and good cheer, Steven

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Time with my wife, gardening, walking, drumming, house repair,
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Other human beings inspire me -- the chance to know, interact, and get close to other people.
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Books

Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as 21st Century Cornerstones
Series: Soul*Sparks. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,990. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Over the last decades many thousands of people around the world have recognized in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) a vehicle for approaching land, food, labor, environment and community in a healthier way. Now, in an era with increasing shadows of environmental catastrophe, it’s time to expand exponentially CSA's vision and reality. This book lays out the vision and sounds a call to action.
A Primer for Pilgrims
Series: Soul*Sparks, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,780. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
This concise nonfiction eBook sets out key pilgrimage principles learned over the millennia, and also relates true stories of epic and important North American pilgrimages unfolding in our era. A pilgrimage is, of course, a journey, not only outward to a faraway place, but also, inevitably, inward toward spiritual growth, and to help maintain the balance of our land, our planet, our lives.
Teach Us to Number Our Days: Keys for Adept Aging
Series: Soul*Sparks, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Healthy aging, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
A provocative compilation of insights on aging with wisdom, gathered from the great traditions of the world, and the insightful thinkers and writers of all ages. Critics laud this small treasure as "deft," "graceful," and "beautiful." This profound Soul*Sparks title offers an engaging compilation of keys for adept aging. Readers will be enriched.
Native Knowings: Wisdom Keys for One and All
Series: Soul*Sparks, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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This original and powerful ebook offers a concise compendium of some North American (Turtle Island) wisdom teachings that help guide the Human Beings through an era of transition.
Classical Considerations: Musings Prompted by the Late Harvard Master John H. Finley, Jr.
Series: Soul*Sparks, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Philosopher biography, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Life’s foundational questions come elegantly to the fore in this skillfully crafted nonfiction story about the late John H. Finley, Jr. For 51 years Finley was the celebrated and erudite Eliot Professor of the Classics at Harvard. Luminous and compellingly relevant, his story leads readers into direct engagement with the fundamental wisdom questions of a fulfilled life.
Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Myths & Mysteries for Our Times
Series: Soul*Sparks, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Acupressure & acupuncture
Tales of the Whirling Rainbow is a journalist’s account of some of the key myths and mysteries of the Americas, and an electrifying exploration of how those myths are echoed in real time. Veteran journalist Steven McFadden weaves the living myths together seamlessly in a tightly written ebook that is soul-resonant

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