Publishing family history | Writing creative nonfiction
This is lettering using a quill instead of an apostrophe for the contraction "As Penned"
black and white picture of Chan Atchley | 2005


Chan Atchley



   We, The Shamans, is an easy step by step "how to book" for the beginning writer.

   Contains the basic elements for writing historical creative non-fiction.

We, The Shamans

We, The Shamans: How to write an award winning family history

black and white picture of We, The Shamans soft cover book

Genre: Self Help

Price:  $12.95, Free Shipping in U.S.

Combo price with Soul of the Land: $35.95, Free Shipping in U.S.

Additional Information


  • Soft cover by Judith
  • 118 pages, 5.5"x8.5" perfect bound
  • limited first edition
  • published  November 2005
  • Autographed by both author and artist



“We, The Shamans gives the writer all the tools necessary to write a compelling family history!”  Lee, Gutkind, University of Pittsburgh professor and the "godfather" of creative nonfiction.


“With characteristic wit, honesty and humor, Atchley creates confidence in the most hesitant of writers.  He breaks down the process of writing a family history into such manageable parts that it ceases to be intimidating and is invigorating instead."  Amy Peterson, Idaho State Journal.


"Use this straight forward book to tap your inner Shaman and possibly even win an award!"  Elizabeth Laden, journalist, novelist, publisher of the Island Park News.