Stephen L. Harris is professor emeritus of Humanities and Religious Studies at California State University, Sacramento, where he served as department chair for ten years. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has published a dozen books on topics ranging from classical myth to biblical studies, most with MCGraw-Hill. He has also published books on popular geology, including Fire and Ice, Agents of Chaos, and Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes.
Frederic Homer Balch (1861-1891)
Frederic Homer Balch was the first Pacific Northwest fiction writer to cast Native Americans as major characters and the first to celebrate the region's geography in a novel. Balch published only one work during his short life, The Bridge of the Gods: A Romance of Indian Oregon (1890), which depicts …