Cash and Sheriff Wheaton make for a strange partnership. He pulled her from her mother's wrecked car when she was three. He's kept an eye out for her ever since. It's a tough place to live—northern Minnesota along the Red River. Cash navigated through foster homes, and at thirteen was working farms. She's tough as nails—Five feet two inches, blue jeans, blue jean jacket, smokes Marlboros, drinks Bud Longnecks. Makes her living driving truck. Playing pool on the side. Wheaton is big lawman type. Maybe Scandinavian stock, but darker skin than most. He wants her to take hold of her life. Get into Junior College. So there they are, staring at the dead Indian lying in the field. Soon Cash was dreaming the dead man's cheap house on the Red Lake Reservation, mother and kids waiting. She has that kind of power. That's the place to start looking. There's a long and dangerous way to go to find the men who killed him. Plus there's Jim, the married white guy. And Longbraids, the Indian guy headed for Minneapolis to join the American Indian Movement.
Marcie R. Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation. She is a mother, grandmother, writer, and performance artist. A recipient of the Loft's Inroads Writers of Color Award for Native Americans, she studied under Anishinabe author Jim Northrup. Her first children's book is Pow Wow Summer (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014). Murder on the Red River is her debut novel. Cinco Puntos Press, Texas
Sky Blue Water
Rendon's short story; Wonder and Worry, about a young Ojibwe girl's experiences in the foster care system.
A one-of-a-kind collection of short stories that celebrates Minnesota’s vibrant storytelling tradition which includes
A collection that embodies passion for fostering literacy in young readers,Sky Blue Water celebrates young adult and intermediate fiction from some of Minnesota’s most beloved and award-winning authors to emerging talents and many more. Featuring primarily never-published stories, this anthology beautifully captures the essence of Minnesota adolescence in twenty short stories and poems.
Native Artists: Livelihoods, Resources, Space, Gifts
by Marcie Rendon and Ann Markusen
An Arts Economy Initiative Project on Regional and Industrail Economics;
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2009
The following selected titles are available at Amazon.com
(Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council, l997)
CarolRhoda Books, Mpls.
A children’s book comparing the lives of two multi-generational families (one Hmong, the other German/Polish) who market produce at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market.
Recipient of the WLA Children's Book Award.
Short Stories in Anthologies and Publications
-the Midwife -
Fall 1998 issue; Rising Dawn, a publication for the people of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and MN. First publication in Dream and Visions/New Frontiers in Christian Fiction, Skysong Press, Ontario Canada, 1990, Vol. 6.
Hannah is available at: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/MRendon
The Waiting - Stories Migrating Home, edited by Kimberly Blaeser, Loonfeather Press, Bemidji, MN.
A Native American Birth Story - Birth Stories:The Experience Remembered, Crossing Press, CA and Fireweed/A Feminist Quarterly, Fireweed Press, Canada.
Native Models for Business Success
Marcie R. Rendon - Speaker for colleges, community groups on Native issues, leadership, writing. >