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Author Loren Cruden

The collected works of Loren Cruden and a book by her sister can be found on this website.

The very nature of Loren's work and approach to life was antithetical to websites and the like, and the question of how to both walk her chosen path and subsist in today’s technology-driven world was a thorny one.

Her son, Gabriel, suggests that in order to more effectively share her insights and valuable perspectives, Loren must be represented in the medium and language of the times. Thank you for visiting!


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The American West is on fire, but, deep in a forest pocket, a young woman survives elemental disaster by denning with a bear.

Anya, a Korean-American orphan, adapts to life in the forest as weather extremes heighten, social cohesion crumbles and militias dominate the countryside. Anya becomes adept at... 

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