The Pilates Path to Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit by Gary CalderoneThe Plateau: Voices of the Earth
Book One of a Trilogy

AUTHOR: Maureen Dudley
HOMETOWN: Denver, Colorado (USA)
Cover design: Teresa Espaniola
Cover art: Erin E. Hunter

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ABOUT THE BOOK - What if you have half a second to stop the extinction of the human race? What if that pivotal day to save humanity depends on you saving your own life? Catherine’s life and humanity’s continued existence depend on her abilityand willingness to believe in an altered, future timeline with a colony of Earth inhabitants. It couldn’t come at a worse time. Catherine’s father dies unexpectedly. The pressure of her research and advocacy work adds dead weight to her life’s precarious tipping points. Catherine’s losing battles includes sleep deprivation. Sleep eludes her, because when it does come, she finds herself repeatedly dreaming about standing on the same high plateau with her greyhound dog, Addy, and a stranger (Keitha) & her dog (Murphey) surrounded by plants and animals and insects, and then poof! e living landscape transforms into ash. Catherine does not suspect that she is the lynch pin, but she is the one who must stop the Machiavellians from shifting Earth’s future timeline, resulting in the colony’s extinction. But, because of her own beliefs in the Hau de no sau nee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) principal that we have to consider the effect decisions have on descendants seven generations into the future, Catherine pauses and reaches back into her own past generations until her ancestor, Shi Ma, from the Lipan Indian tribe, the one who passed on her family’s oral history, reminds her that she’s connected to something beyond the people and place of her time, her now. Catherine puts this belief to the ultimate test when she learns that ‘the event’ is her own death. In order to stop it, she must walk directly into its path.

COVER ART AND DESIGN - The Plateau – Voices of the Earth by Maureen Dudley
Cover design: Teresa Espaniola
Cover art: Erin E. Hunter Copyright © 2013 by Erin E. Hunter

As both a children’s book and scientific illustrator, Erin E. Hunter specializes in entomological and botanical illustrations. She has taught botanical illustration and field sketching at UC Santa Cruz and teaches workshops at local venues. Her portfolio includes print and online design projects for clients ranging from marketing firms to culinary groups to educational organizations—and she's drawn insects under a microscope for the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History.

Erin lives with her husband on California’s Monterey Peninsula. When she’s not sketching and painting, she tends to flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables in her backyard garden.

The Plateau (acrylic, 2012)

Grizzly bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
White-rumped vulture, Gyps bengalensis
Gray wolf, Canis lupus
Sage grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus
Black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes
Bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus
Long-billed curlew, Numenius americanus
Wyoming toad, Bufo baxteri
Honeybee, Apis mellifera
Plants (in foreground):
Desert yellowhead, Yermo xanthocephalus
Slender moonwort, Botrychium lineare
PRICE: $19.95
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 360
ON SALE: Earth Day,
April 22, 2013
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  • Earth Day celebrations and events featuring this book’s environmental themes of good stewardship practices
  • Educational and informative with thoroughly researched documenta-tions such as: (2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™)
  • Helps readers dare to question their role in earth’s future tipping points for the next seven generations through real-life dogmas, political agendas, and environmental issues that plague our future
  • Author uses dramatic storyline to demonstrate earth’s vulnerability and our profound responsibility to change through our choices


Readers who love a suspenseful story that engages thought provoking themes about our role as Earth’s stewards, only to drop down a rabbit hole of political intrigue, policy making, and ageless corporate power & greed, to a precarious cliff of losing our life sustaining environment of this planet. What’s at stake? Everyone and everything we value.


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Join Christine Andrew for Enlightened Radio Interview with Maureen Dudley - about her book "The Plateau - Voices of the Earth"

Enlightening Radio

What's the impact of our actions - both big and seemingly inconsequential - on our future generations? How do our collaborative processes, both in our daily interactions as well as our creative ones, impact who we become in our lives? We're talking about that and more with author Maureen Dudley as we delve into her first book - Plateau, Voices of the Earth.

The plot is intriguing, the characters compelling, and the questions and challenges that are contained within point us all back to questions about our own lives and actions and how they are literally affecting the future that has yet to come. The book is all fiction but many of the environmental issues that are contained are straight from today's headlines - many of which we bet you've never heard and need to know. Could the information and the storyline change your own actions in the world? We think so!

The book hits the shelves on April 22, 2013 - it's Earth Day!

For more about Maureen, Plateau, and the upcoming books in the trilogy, as well as a glimpse of the full cover of the book (it's wonderful!), please visit www.maureendudleybooks.com.


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