Coyote is quite the character, and his novel is nearing completion. Here is a sneak preview:
A polio epidemic is sweeping California, and thirteen-year-old Sara is gravely ill. Her best friend, Lena, a Kawaiisu Indian girl, must find the great healer and get the medicine Sara and so many others need. But Yahwera refuses to help unless Lena saves the annoying and foolish trickster Coyote. To do this, both girls must travel back to the time when animals were people and learn what it truly means to save Coyote, before it’s too late for everyone.