War-ne-la Medici is not your average teenager. She is named after a shaman from her mother’s British Columbian Kwakiutl tribe, and her father’s heritage includes some Australian Aborigine. If her dark complexion and piercing blue eyes aren’t enough to set her apart from the other kids at her school, her vivid dreams are. War-ne-la’s dreams and shamanic journeys take her to a mysterious state of mind where she can often see the future. Her spiritual vision quest in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia reveals clues about her future. Each step toward maturity is filled with adversity, conflict and occasional danger. When a judge is murdered in the city where she lives, the killer’s identity is made known only to her. War-ne-la begins a quest for justice that will forever change her life and the lives of many others. War-ne-la learns the secret to her survival is in understanding where her gifts come from and how to use them.
The Rock Creek Shaman is a historical novel suitable for teens and adults written by Annapolis, Maryland, author Joyce Edelson