Compiled and edited by noted author MariJo Moore, 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 Mystery by Phyllis A. 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.

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Elephants

Brella and Her Umbrella: A Baby Elephant Story

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.

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.” 

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Books by Phyllis Ann Fast

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

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

Full color paperback (68 pages)

 Athabascan Scholar, Writer, Visual Artist

Half-Bead of Fundy

Full color paperback (66 pages)

Midnight Trauma

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

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.

Half-Bead of Fundy by Phyllis Fast
Midnight Trauma, a Native American Mystery

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.

Northern Athabascan Survival

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

Story and illustrations by Phyllis Ann Fast

A Native American Mystery by Phyllis A. Fast

Tepi, the Girl Who Helped the Deer

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Deer, Moose & Caribou

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.

When Spirits Visit

Phyllis Fast

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?

Story and illustrations by Phyllis Ann Fast