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Author, award-winning journalist, poet, book publisher, teacher/consultant /blog designer


Trace Lara Hentz is the author of “ONE SMALL SACRIFICE: A Memoir,” about the history of the Indian Adoption Project and Indian Child Welfare Act; this includes her journey to find her natural father and tribal relatives.  

The second book “TWO WORLDS: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects” was published in 2012 and a second edition in 2017, that includes narratives from First Nations and American Indian adoptees who are called the STOLEN GENERATIONS.  

 "CALLED HOME: Book 2: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects" was published in June 2014.  Fifty narratives cover personal history and the historic case of Baby Veronica, and much more.   
The second edition of CALLED HOME: The ROADMAP (Vol. 2) came out in 2016. 


“STOLEN GENERATIONS: Survivors of the Indian Adoption Projects and 60s Scoop” (Vol. 3) was published April 24, 2016. 


The fourth book in the series “IN THE VEINS, POETRY” (Vol. 4) came out in 2017.   

The book series is used in universities in the US and Canada.  

American Indian Adoptees blog (on Google Blogger) was created in late 2009 and was in the top 100 adoption blogs in 2018 (3/4 million views): http://blog.americanindianadoptees.com/

In January 2011, Hentz began to blog and write about her journey, her memoir, relevant news and the book series Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects, on WORDPRESS: LARA www.laratracehentz.wordpress.com

In November 2011, Trace founded BLUE HAND BOOKS, a collective publishing company for Native American writers, where new writers find new audiences. Trace has published several books by others including Pointing with Lips, Writer on the Storm, and Finding Balance.  The website she created: www.bluehandbooks.org

Starting in 2012, Trace taught workshops on SOCIAL MEDIA 101 (the top social media websites) and INTRODUCTION TO Google BLOGGER at Greenfield Community College in the Adult Learning Division.  In 2015 she created and taught a new course WORDPRESS 101, also for GCC.  In each class, students would create an individual blog; each were provided links to a student blog with class notes and blog tips; and each student received printed handouts on templates, WP terminology, and links to online tutorials.

Trace consults and has helped several people set up a wordpress blog, including a New York filmmaker, a farm project in Oklahoma, two new authors and a local Farmers coop to create their own blog/website using Wordpress.com (the free format). 

Trace's writing and interviews have been published in newspapers and journals in the USA, Canada and Europe.  She’s a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior (BFA 1978), and have numerous news and feature writing awards.  Since 2004, she’s a full-time blogger-writer, living in western Massachusetts with her husband, Herbert Hentz, former Admission Director, now-retired from Greenfield Community College.  (Trace has Shawnee-Cherokee-French Canadian-Euro ancestry.)

NEW TWIN Creative non-fiction book out in December 02018


Earlier interviews:
I read excerpts of One Small Sacrifice live on Blog Talk Radio August 13, 2011:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/firetalkproduction/2011/08/14/one-small-sacrifice-read-by-trace-a-demeyer

My interview with Hidden from History on August 20, 2011: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hiddenfromhistory/2011/08/20/hiddenfromhistory-with-kevin-annett

Here is an interview from September 25, 2011 with Nell, Russ and David and my co-author Patricia: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/firetalkproduction/2011/09/25/the-other-side-of-adoption-with-trace-a-demeyer

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