Desert Wind


M. Stanley Bubien

A Young Adult Novel about SuSaan, a Kwaaymii Indian (Native American).
A novel seeking publication.


It had been a year since her mother's death,
and still SuSaan didn't know the truth.

What is the truth? Come, find out as SuSaan must either stand or fall to the power that truth has over her life. Given a vision, SuSaan struggles to rescue a neighboring village from a mysterious group of attackers. On her quest, she learns that these very same raiders killed her mother just one year ago.

The events surrounding Desert Wind come from the actual oral traditions and histories passed down through generations to the Kwaaymii of today. The story takes place in the Laguna Mountains and Anza Borrego Desert of Southern California, approximately 400 to 495 years ago.

Please see the synopsis for further detail.

Desert Wind is approximately 50,000 words in length.


Purpose. An explanation about why there is a Desert Wind web page.

Chapter 1, Karuk. A sample chapter from Desert Wind.

Synopsis. A brief synopsis of Desert Wind.

Glossary. A glossary of terms used in Desert Wind.

About the Author, M. Stanley Bubien.

Kwaaymii Culture. A few insights into the life of the Kwaaymii people.

Send Mail to the Author.

Hurricane Electric. Desert Wind's provider---Web services for $1.00/month.


Book publishers typically request outlines or synopsis prior to accepting a full manuscript. This web page gives agents, editors, and publishers a chance to preview Desert Wind. From the sample chapter and synopsis on the following pages, they can see if they would like to review the full manuscript for representation or publication. Interested parties can simply notify the author via e-mail.

Of course, the following pages also allow the rest of the world to take a peek at a chapter from the novel. Please see the rights notice after the sample chapter for an explanation of rights and responsibilities.


Text Copyright © 1995 Mark Stanley Bubien, All Rights Reserved.

Please see the rights notice after the sample chapter.

Images Copyright © 1995 Daniel Spencer and Mark Stanley Bubien.

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