Lila Pinord is the author of four books and has more on the way. Her biographical information is below, copied from her webpage.. She has led a varied and interesting life which makes her books an interesting read. Look for more to come on Ms. Pinord in the future. Her books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Lila L. Pinord was born and raised on the Quinault Indian Reservation in a small fishing village called Queets, Washington. She was so small at birth that her father held her in the palm of one hand. She finished grade school at Queets-Clearwater, then it was on to Lake Quinault High School where she earned a scholarship to Grays Harbor College, being Salutitorian of her class. She married at the age of 21 and had one daughter Kimberley. Divorced, she later married her lifelong friend and loving husband James Pinord. He passed away in November of 2003 from the dreaded killer, cancer.
After retirement, Lila went into writing full time and it certainly paid off when she published her first book SKYE DANCER in 2003. Her second book EVIL LIVES IN BLUE ROCK was published on April 30, 2005. Much of her stories are based on her upbringing on the Reservation with all the legends, superstitions and mysticism that abound there. MIN’S MONSTER was published in 2007 and is set in the village where she grew up, though it is fiction with a bit of the truth tossed in- as are the other books as well.
Ms. Pinord has enlisted my help in getting her name out there so more people are aware of her books and public events she will be attending. Look for more information here and on other websites as well.
Trapped in a Dream is edited, proofread and being send back to the author for approval. Look for it to be published soon.
Just started a new proofreading, editing job last night. Sounds like an interesting read and I will let you know more later. This book is being written by an author who normally writes childrens books but has ventured into the world of fictional autobiography. Thinking and working outside the box are what make us all grow. Just look at me, I have always worked for someone else to earn a living, now just a few months into my new business I am making great strides into becoming an independent business owner who no longer has to work for someone else.
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Pauline Metler may have been forgotten by her family but not by the author of this book. We are working together to create a fundraiser to help get a grave marker done for Pauline. Check here and on Facebook for information comng in the next few days.
The Last Rites
We never think about the fact that when our loved ones walk out the door for a destination that it might be the last time we ever see them. We just assume they will walk back into that door with a greeting of “Hello”. But sometimes they don’t especially if they are a free spirit and never know from one minute to the next what they are going to do.
Pauline Metler walked out of her trailer in Melbourne in 1975 hitchhiking to Key West. She told those she left behind that she would be back in a few days. She started here Journey on US1 in Melbourne headed south. She was never seen or heard from again. No one ever reported her missing.
Several days later the decomposed remains of a body was found on Ulrich Rd in Fort Pierce. This body was found by two strangers who just happened to be in the right place at the right time. The body had no identification.
When law enforcement started working the case they had nothing to go on until her false teeth were identified. Her name was Pauline Metler. She was 33 years old. She had lived in Key West and was married to Donald Metler That was all anyone knew.
It took several more weeks before law enforcement could find out where her family was or if she even had any. When they did find out and went to talk to them – law enforcement was lied to about her. The family refused to cooperate. The so called friends she had refused to cooperate. No one would talk to the investigators.
When the body or what was left of the body was released for burial Donald Metler refused to claim it. No one else in her family claimed it either. Sadly she was finally buried in an unmarked grave by the County in a pauper’s section of a city cemetery in Fort Pierce. To this day she still has no headstone to show that she ever existed. Her legacy is that unmarked grave.
“The Last Rites” is her story. It is her legacy in book form. It is a tribute to a young woman who was brutally raped and executed simply because three men had an urge and could. Pauline Metler was a human being who didn’t deserve to die in this fashion and then to be tossed in an unmarked grave for whatever reason. She deserves to be remembered because she lived. She loved was loved and because she was a person.
Who is to say what she might have done with her life had it not been cut so short. Who’s to say what she might have accomplished had she not been picked up that day on US1.
The question will always remain in my mind Why didn’t someone care enough?
This is my way of caring. This is my way of remembering and letting the world know she existed. Read her story, keep her memory alive. Understand that none of us are exempt from the same type of fate.
It is published. Cover art was a design I did from his ideas. Michael Gersony’s first book, a trilogy of short stories about everyday life. Pick it up on Amazon or Lulu now. Available on Nook and Kindle soon. Check it out it is a good read.