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Award-winning journalist-blogger-author Trace DeMeyer-Hentz has published ONE SMALL SACRIFICE: A Memoir and TWO WORLDS and CALLED HOME:Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects on She has contributed to many new books on adoptees including ADOPTIONLAND, Lost Daughters anthology and co-edited the anthology Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Times with author MariJo Moore.

Background Information

 In Sept. 2014, Trace changed her last name from DeMeyer to Hentz and uses the name Laramie Harlow to publish poems and short stories. Her writing, interviews and poetry has been published in newspapers and journals in the USA, Canada and Europe. Trace received numerous news and feature writing awards since 1996. Among the many people she has interviewed - her favorites include actor and founder of the American Indian Movement John Trudell, the imprisoned Lakota warrior Leonard Peltier and deceased-movie legend Floyd Red Crow Westerman from the movie Dances with Wolves. Trace is a journalist and served as editor of the Pequot Times in Connecticut, 1999-2004. She was also the Editor and founder of Ojibwe Akiing, and worked as a reporter and photographer at the national Native newspaper News From Indian Country, in Wisconsin (1996-1999). She founded Blue Hand Books in 2011 and published 15 titles. In 2015 she retired and consults on publishing.  Book trailer:

Birth Place
St. Paul, MN USA

In 2005, she presented her academic writing, “Power, Politics and the Pequot: The world’s richest Indians” in Munich at the 26th American Indian Workshop. She is the author of “Honor Restored: The Story of Jim Thorpe” in the book “The Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics and the Games 2000, published by Rutgers Press. ONE SMALL SACRIFICE was named Book of the Month (March) on Native America Calling. She read from her highly anticipated memoir One Small Sacrifice at the Wisconsin Book Festival in 2008.

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Through a sympathetic judge in her hometown, DeMeyer opened her adoption file at age 22 in Wisconsin, a sealed record state. Her journey takes her to Illinois to meet her birthfather in 1996 where she learns about her Native ancestry. She freelances for News from Indian Country, a national independent native newspaper. Her poetry was published in the spring 2009 edition of Yellow Medicine Review; and she has poems in Foothills Press "I Was Indian Before It Was Cool," edited by Susan Deer Cloud. MEMOIR Synopsis: “Stop for a moment and think… Who are you? Think of your parents, or grandparents, stories of when, where, even how you were born? Imagine you disappear, you’re erased, no longer a part of your family history and genealogy. How would you feel? Grateful? I don’t think so... Unbelievably, children in a closed adoption are the only people in the world without free or unlimited access to their identity or personal history. Someone decided this long ago. Someone decided this for me, that I’d be fine, never knowing my identity. I’m dead without my identity. Without it, I’m gone, erased, not Indian, not anything. To tell my story, I needed more than my adoptive parents story. I needed my own.” Read more:

Contact Information
Blue Hand Books
442 Main Street #0161 
Greenfield MA 01301   USA
Contact Author: Trace L Hentz
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About Me
A list of Trace's blogs and websites

One Small Sacrifice
New issue of Shelf Unbound Click on this link to start reading your new issue right now: I would greatly appreciate it if you would share the issue link with your friends and family via email, Facebook, Twittter, etc. Trace's book One Small Sacrifice and Blue Hand Books is mentioned on page 40!

Blue Hand Books
Publishing new and upcoming Native American authors (since 2011)

Lara Hentz
A blog to abolish Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery, including my adoption activism and Indian Country news.

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