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Marie and Roland Smith "spend 3-4 months in Washington DC every year. They spend the rest of the year on a small farm near Portland. Roland and Marie also collaborated on our B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet and E is for Evergreen: A Washington Alphabet. In addition, Roland is the author of many award-winning children's books including the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Award for The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe.