The Executions (Choctaw Tribune Series, Book One)
Who would show up for their own execution?
It’s 1892, Indian Territory. A war is brewing in the Choctaw Nation as two political parties fight out issues of old and new ways. Caught in the middle is eighteen-year-old Ruth Ann, a Choctaw who doesn’t want to see her family killed.
Touch My Tears: Tales from the Trail of Tears
In 1830, a treaty was signed. In 1830, hearts broke. Tears fell on the long journey for twenty thousand. The Choctaw Nation was forced to leave their homelands to preserve their people. But they could not save them all.
“Protect the book as you do our seed corn. We must have both to survive.”
The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek changed everything. The Choctaw Nation could no longer remain in their ancient homelands.
Young Tushpa, his family, and their small band embark on a trail of life and death. More death than life lay ahead.
Third Side of the Coin
Heart pounding, heart wrenching, heart tugging—raw and realistic. But these short stories, and many more, show a third side of the coin.
Sarah elisabeth sawyer
The stories I write show struggle and heartache. Nothing’s wrapped in a pretty package tied with platitudes of living happily ever after. That’s not reality. But just as there’s despair, there’s hope through Jesus Christ.
Seeing the book (Touch My Tears) we worked diligently on with nine other Choctaw authors being well received by native and non-natives alike is heartening. As a Choctaw, I want to tell the stories of hurts in the past and present but always give the hope. How else can we heal?
In 2012, I was accepted into the National Museum of the American Indian Artist Leadership program. In 2015, I joined the First Peoples Fund family through the Artist in Business Leadership program, and released my first novel in the Choctaw Tribune series.
God knows where these adventures will lead. He’s such an amazing author…I can’t wait to turn the page each day to see what He has next for my life.
Governor Pontius Pilate, his wife, and a celebrated Roman centurion are entangled in a journey none of them dreamed of making. But they are set on a journey to encounter a Man who will change them forever. This novel explores the events leading to the final days of Jesus Christ from the perspective of people[…]
An old story with countless renditions gets a fresh visit in this charming and insightful book. 52 Little Life Lessons From A Christmas Carol by Bob Welch starts with a list of characters and an author’s note to reacquaint the reader with the story. The life lessons—easy to digest, bite sized chapters—not only cover the[…]
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Weisel, Holocaust survivor
“If I do not address this evil, what will happen to the unborn? If I do not get involved, what will happen to those who are vulnerable, to those who are marginalized, to those who are oppressed, to those who have no one to speak for them?” Rev. Frank Pavone […]
This book is a collection of stories, historical tidbits, genealogy, photos, and author notes woven together to tell one family’s story from pre-removal to modern times. This isn’t simply a book on one family’s history with dry facts and records. It’s information for anyone interested in Choctaw culture and history to consume in bite size,[…]
In April, my mom and I took a road trip. We split the drive into two days, and made an awesome stop for the evening. A two hour sunset drive through the Palo Duro Canyon.