Joseph Bruchac is a writer and traditional storyteller who lives in the Adirondack Mountains Region of northern New York in the house he was raised in by his grandparents. Founder and Executive Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and The Greenfield Review Press, much of his writing draws on his Abenaki (Nulhegan Nation tribal enrolment) Indian ancestry.
He and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, who are also storytellers and writers, work together teaching martial arts and in projects involving the preservation of Native culture, Native language renewal, teaching traditional Native skills, and environmental education at their Ndakinna Education Center.
Author of over 130 books in several genres for young readers and adults, his experiences include running a college program in a maximum security prison and teaching in West Africa. Among his newer titles are Two Roads, historical fiction based in an Indian Boarding School in 1932, Sasquatch and The Muckleshoot, Book 3 in the Unicorn Rescue Society Series.
June 27, 2019