Retired educator, Bendix Aerospace designer/engineer, industrialist, and Michigan native Mark Allen North has published numerous technical and academic articles, primarily in the field of human-factors design. More recently, he published his memoir, Time Past-Time Present. Studies of Native American spirituality led to Valiant Lady, his third novel in the series. The second, Intrepid Lady, was released in 2008. Courageous Lady was released in 2006. He also writes children's books, including A Water Journey, The story of a young Indian boy's adventures; and Bugle Boy, The story of a young boy serving in his grandfather's company during the Civil War.
Valiant Lady: A Woman's Alaskan Quest for Native American Spirituality