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May 09, 2006


Daniel Ross Stiel

I would welcome an opportunity to have one of your reviewers evaluate the newly published novella about two boys who discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach.

Puvungna is a story about two young brothers who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago.

Readers will meet the people who called Puvungna their home, and experience how they lived before their land was conquered, their spirituality, and the events that changed a long-forgotten history which took place at the village.

Upon their return from the past, the boys must convince their parents and adults of their discovery, which ultimately changes their lives and their community.

Puvungna is inspired by the true story of a lost village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people. Today, the last remains of the village of Puvungna is located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the campus of present day California State University, Long Beach, along the banks of a once flourishing creek.

The following is an excerpt:

“Sitting atop the platform was a man whom I did not recognize. He was dressed in a large robe made of brightly colored feathers and fabrics of blue, red, yellow, and green. His face and arms were painted black and red.

I could see the glint of abalone shells fashioned around his chest and waist gleaming from the reflected light of the fires. His eyes were fixed towards the temple as he held in his hand a large baton topped with a golden medallion.

As the men reached the foot of the temple, they lowered the platform to the ground and bowed on their knees to the temple. Not a single word could be heard from the thousands of people who were gathered. The only sound came from the crackling wood of the giant fires.”

Puvungna is available at and selected booksellers nationwide.

For more information, visit or contact the author at (479) 899-6294.

Technical details:
Paperback: 114 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 12, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439219044
ISBN-13: 978-1439219041

Many thanks in advance,

Daniel Ross Stiel

Meg Walker

Hi. I have a book I'd like to submit to you to see if you're interested in reviewing it for your site. The author is Michael Greenberg and BEG, BORROW, STEAL is the much anticipated follow-up to his 2008 memoir Hurry Down Sunshine which was about his teenage daughter's sudden descent into bipolar. This new book is a series of David Sedaris-esque essays that span Michael's life in New York as a writer struggling to build a career and a father and husband working to keep his family intact. The pieces are funny and smart and read as both a love letter to NYC and a portrait of the life of a gifted artist. If you are interested in receiving a review copy, please e-mail me with your snail mail address and I'll get a copy to you right away. Thanks Best, Meg

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