Trace is former editor of tribal newspapers the Pequot Times in Mashantucket, Conn. (1999-2004) and Ojibwe Akiing in Wisconsin (1996-1999). Her chapter HONOR RESTORED on Sac and Fox Olympian Jim Thorpe won critical praise in the 2001 book Olympics at the Millennium (published by Rutgers Press). She read from her highly-anticipated memoir at the Wisconsin Book Festival in October 2008. In 2009, she started her blog about American Indian Adoptees: www.splitfeathers.blogspot.com. Her memoir was chosen as Native America Calling’s Book of the Month in March 2010.
In 2014, Patricia and Trace co-edited and published TWO WORLDS: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects, using the Blue Hand Books as its publisher. This ground-breaking collection of adoptee narratives and its contribution to American Indian and First Nations history is a major accomplishment and the editors were invited to present on a panel at Brock University in Ontario in 2014.
Trace has contributed to new adoption-themed books Adoptionland, Adoption Reunion in the Age of Social Media, and the Lost Daughters anthology.
She operates Blue Hand Books as a collective with other Native American writers/authors.
Lara/Trace Hentz (formerly DeMeyer) lives at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts with her husband Herb.