SPECIAL NEWS!!! It’s been a long haul and now, finally, my new book “Winter Tales” is in print! 
A winter evening in the cabin becomes an unexpected and exciting experience as crowds of Forest Friends arrive with their storyteller to share a tale with the Christie family. The Christies have long enjoyed the presence of the Little People, their music, laughter, and wit, their wisdom, their healing ways. Up until now the relationship, greatly cherished, has grown slowly with encounters and experiences that offered small glimpses into the elfin culture.
Now, in the winter of 2011 to 2012, the Forest Friends have chosen to reveal more about themselves, with colourful stories to entertain, stir emotions, teach, and heal. “Winter Tales” weave together the lives of the Christie family and the Forest Friend community, culminating in startling revelations about their interconnection.
This book is available directly from me @$25 plus shipping (please pm for details).
It is also listed on my etsy site: DownToEarthBookStore.etsy.com


Return to Magic Written & Illustrated by Maia Heissler

Several extraordinary events have captured 35-year-old Caleb’s attention. The message is clear: come back to the land. Caleb makes the decision to take a two week holiday away from his high-stress city job. He heads north with his family to reconnect with old friends and a beloved property whose elfin inhabitants, the Forest Friends, have ways and wisdom he cherishes. Unbeknownst to him, a poaching operation has cast a dark shadow over the land, disrupting its harmony and balance — and the lives of the Forest Friends. These Little Ones now appeal to Caleb for help in restoring a peaceful environment. Various circumstances of life then tug the adults away from the property, leaving Caleb’s son, 11-year-old Daniel, alone. Will the boy by himself be able to find the strength and the courage to do what is necessary to help bring back peace and magic?

Return to Magic is about love and respect for Mother Earth. It is about the wonder and magic of our natural surroundings. About the wisdom of Nature. The joy in simple things. The beauty and intelligence of the cycles of life. Responsibility and caring. And much more. Return to Magic is a story for all ages

For further inquiries/ordering, please contact Maia at:
maiasforestfriends@sympatico.ca or 613 398 6703


To Mend a Broken Web Written & Illustrated by Maia Heissler

To Mend a Broken Web is a tale of courage and hope, with appeal for all ages.DSCN7871
The Web. The beautiful, though fragile, delicately woven Web of Life has been broken. Broken by people in high places, and by people who will not see. To the bottom of his heart, to the depths of his soul, twelve-year-old Caleb feels the pain and the suffering of a land he has grown to cherish. Although he would love to flee from this nightmare, he knows he must stay to speak, to act, for those who have no voice. With Caleb’s child-wisdom, tiny Tago’s guidance, and their combined strengths, the boy and the Forest Friend elder lead the way to a powerful solution.


Wild Things for the Soul Written & Illustrated by Maia Heissler

“Wild Things For The Soul” takes the random, unsculpted beauty of nature and makes it deep, personal, and extraordinarily meaningful when seen through the creative eyes of author Maia Heissler. More than a how-to, more than a collection of reflective essays and experiences, this book yields unique insights on the infinite ways nature can be a playground and a “soulground” for us all. It helps us celebrate, in natural ways, bonds with nature that only someone with true inner wisdom can offer.

Maril Crabtree, Author, Mission, KS Sacred Feathers: The Power of One Feather to Change Your Life and other anthologies

legend of the forest friends

“The Legend Of The Forest Friends” is a short (1300-word) account of the Forest Friend presence in North America. It begins at a time when the little people enjoyed a peaceful co-existence with plants and animals. The coming of “the giants” who called themselves “The People” made them wary initially, but it soon became apparent that the two races could live happily together. The problems began, however, when lighter-skinned giants who called themselves “Civilized” (and whom the Forest Friends soon referred to as “the Depleters”) appeared in the land.

The legend does end on a hopeful note:

“There are those among the Civilized Ones who are not Depleters, who also recognize the land as teacher, friend and provider, not as a thing to be ravaged or enslaved. They give hope that the Forest Friends will remain and come to thrive once more … and perhaps make themselves known, so to bring magic and simplicity back to what can once more be a wondrous place.”

Maia’s books are available at craft shows and can also be ordered by contacting her.