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Author Colette Waddell takes a departure from non-fiction to create her novel “The Mentor.” Through the character of Emma Woods, Colette draws upon her childhood past and life experiences, adding intrigue and exercising demons along way.

"Coco Waddell is that exceptional author who is courageous enough to address the most difficult subjects and talented enough to capture the reader and his or her imagination from the very first page. The world of espionage has been conjured up by many authors from John le Carre to David Ignatius, both of whom have a wealth of personal experience from which to draw their plots. Coco is a new entry to the genre but her hero, Emma Woods, is a woman of our times; relatable, passionate, lonely and ambitious to discover not just herself but also to discover the mystery behind the disappearance of her father in the Middle East. The journey is fraught with danger and terror as Emma finds herself lost in a world of spies and betrayals. But on the other side lies love, joy and self-acceptance. What a ride!" - James Adams, Strategy Advisor to US Intelligence & Author of 18 Best Sellers

Shade House Conversations

It was meant to be a week-long horseback riding adventure in beautiful Monument Valley, Utah. It became an adventure spanning over twenty years. When Colette Waddell met the Navajo hosting an excursion through one of the most 

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iconic parks in America, it began a friendship that enveloped a family’s unique story spanning many generations rich with legend and compelling history. Chosen by the Yazzies to record and document this history, the project grew from an undergraduate honors thesis, to the eye-opening testimony of a clan’s heritage, endurance and survival. Keeping a diary of her adventures, Colette takes the reader along for a journey full of surprises and revelations amidst a backdrop of the magical Navajo homeland.

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Through the Eyes of a Survivor 

The despair and triumph of one woman's survival is closely examined in Colette Waddell's intimate portrait of Nina Morecki, a Jewish Pole who narrowly escaped execution during World War II, and challenged Nazi authority. The reader is exposed to a unique relationship that emerges between Nina and the author, and a message of tolerance and hope resonates when life is seen "Through the Eyes of a Survivor."

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About Colette

A student of history and anthropology, Colette Waddell graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She went on to write the life story of her dear friend, Nina Morecki in Through the Eyes of a Survivor and the life history of a Navajo Family in Shade House Conversations.

She has taken a departure from non-fiction to create The Mentor.

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