BETHEL — Naya Clifford will sign copies of her debut novel, “Into the North Woods,” and discuss issues related to green industry and environmental activism at Café di Cocoa, 125 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday,  Dec. 20.  

Readers of Naya Clifford’s “Into the North Woods” will adventure across the crest of the Appalachian Trail, into the lives of a Maine family thrust into the center of an environmental controversy. Against the back drop of the majestic White Mountains,  college student Richard Atwood and his girlfriend, Breeze, meet Striker, an iconic environmental activist. Together, they descend into radical fanaticism fed by pseudo-scientific internet sites and their own growing urgency to save the planet.

Readers will cheer on the Atwood family as they take a stand for their heritage and stand firm against extremist beliefs while helping Richard discover his true self through his family. “Into the North Woods” is written as an allegorical commentary on the rise of religious extremism through internet connections to radical terror groups.

Professionally, Clifford works as a teacher and clinical social worker. She is completing a doctoral degree in disability studies at the University of Maine. She resides in Maine with her husband, Robert, and their children.

Signed copies of “Into the North Woods” will be available for purchase  directly from the author. The book also is available at Books N Things, 430 Maine St., Norway, and other independent Maine bookstores. “Into the North Woods” is available in e-format for IBook and Kindle at

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