Athabascan Scholar, Writer, Visual Artist

Sequel to “Half-Bead of Fundy.”
Someone has killed a teenager at a bead shop in remote Fairbanks, Alaska. Moreover, the owner, Earlene, is missing and the shop keeps getting broken into. Deloo Goode and her mother try to unravel the mysteries surrounding the bead shop. Luckily, Deloo has an invisible weapon: her playful spirit guide Baasee’, who can see things others can’t—sometimes. Will they force the murderer into the open? Can they untangle the clues and surprises before anyone else gets hurt?

The Northern Athabascan peoples of the Alaskan interior and the Yukon have survived centuries of contact and attempted domination by outsiders. Their lives today are rich in meaning and tradition yet are also complicated by numerous challenges such as poverty, alcoholism, domestic violence, suicide, and troubled leadership.

Deloo had always welcomed the pull of a myriad of oddball spirits. ~Pull a 180!~ Baasee’ shouted into her head. Deloo wasn't used to spirit guides like Baasee', but the crazy people following her didn't know or care. They wanted her beaded jacket at any cost. It was up to Alaska Native, Deloo Goode, to figure out what was so important about her mother's beading—or else be killed like the innkeeper at the Secret Spirit Inn.

Tepi finds herself in communication with a deer spirit who wants her to go into the forest and help an injured deer in need. This is the story of how Tepi found her calling.

Books by Phyllis Ann Fast

A Collection of Stories by Indigenous Authors ​Compiled and Edited by MariJo Moore

YA FICTION / Action & Adventure /

Survival Stories
also available as an ebook at Kindle

Full color paperback (68 pages)

Northern Athabascan Survival

“Go where?” Ping asked Chebucto. “You’ve been banished twice. You have nowhere to go.” Growing up, no matter the era or place, can be terrifying. Chebucto understood what the medicine man told him to do, but couldn’t do it himself on the ancient northeastern coast of North America. Meanwhile, adults in a local group called the Dire Wolf Alliance, tried to rescue and find homes for widows and orphans traumatized by the violent Death Runners who bludgeoned their way through Zana.
The story, told by her spirits Baasee’ and Grandfather Kwaiikit, helps Deloo, the protagonist of Phyllis Fast’s two earlier books, ‘Half-Bead of Fundy’ and ‘Midnight Trauma’, come to grips with her own recent widowhood.

Midnight Trauma, a Native American Mystery

Midnight Trauma

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FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
also available as an ebook at Kindle

Story and illustrations by Phyllis Ann Fast

​Women, Community, and the Future (North American Indian Prose Award) by Phyllis Fast​​

Story and illustrations by Phyllis Ann Fast

Writers included are: Susan Deer Cloud, Phyllis A. Fast, Gabriel Horn, Amy Krout-Horn, Evan Pritchard, Jim Stevens, MariJo Moore, Sean Milanovich, Clifford Trafzer, Dawn Karima Pettigrew, Lois Red Elk, Willliam Yellow Robe, Jr, Dean Hutchins.and Denise Low. All respected published authors in the Native American realm of literature. 
This book is unique in its presentation of the fact that "...many of us do believe in the mysteries of the universe, even if they cannot be “proved” mathematically or scientifically. There are spirit beings who help us, who guide us, and there are spirit beings who can confuse us as well. Spirit beings are all around us at any given moment. These spirits have their work to do in helping us, so they need us as much as we need them.” 

A Native American Mystery by Phyllis A. Fast

FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
also available as an ebook at Kindle

Tepi, the Girl Who Helped the Deer

When Spirits Visit

Combining scholarly analysis, first-person accounts, and her own experiences and insights as a Koyukon Athabascan artist and anthropologist, Phyllis Ann Fast illuminates the modern Athabascan world. Her conversations with Athabascan women offer revealing glimpses of their personal lives and a probing assessment of their professional opportunities and limitations. Also showcased is the crucial but ambiguous role of Athabascan leaders, who are needed to champion reform and social healing but are often undermined by conflicting notions of decision making, personhood, and leadership in Athabascan society.
A troubling observation of this study is the vast extent to which addiction—manifested as both substance abuse and economic dependency—pervades Northern Athabascan society and threatens to curtail its cohesion and aspirations. But Northern Athabascans are far from victims. As Fast discovers, Northern Athabascan men and women are well aware of these widespread social problems, and many have undertaken initiatives to deal with and heal them. Rigorous and compassionate, Northern Athabascan Survival provides an uncompromising view of a remarkable and troubled world.

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Deer, Moose & Caribou

The Dire Wolf Alliance

Full color paperback (66 pages)

Phyllis Fast

Brella, the baby elephant, is so curious that she dreamily follows a pretty bird. She wanders away from her family and is suddenly LOST!
Her spirit guide, Umbrella, attempts to keep Brella safe from danger.

Half-Bead of Fundy

Brella and Her Umbrella: A Baby Elephant Story

WHEN SPIRITS VISIT contains stories centered on spiritual visitation – animal, bird, and people. Some are fiction, some non-fiction, and some faction. Discernment is left to each reader.

A Native American Saga (prequel to Half-Bead of Fundy) by Phyllis A. Fast

A Native American Mystery (1st in a series) by Phyllis A. Fast

Half-Bead of Fundy by Phyllis Fast

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Elephants