"Belief in oneself is something fate finds almost irresistible." –Donna Conrad
My core values revolve around individual empowerment, a sustaining ideal running through the books I read and write, as well as my varied interests in the arts and sciences. I am an author, journalist, activist and teacher.
A proponent of “writing raw,” I emerged from my drug-fueled, teenage years – which included interactions with Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and other rock ‘n’ roll legends – to embrace my great-grandmother’s teaching of the Celtic Tradition, which values women’s wisdom and their innate connection to all of life. My first published work, House of the Moon: Surviving the Sixties, has received rave reviews and was recently reissued with new content and cover.
My upcoming books include a four-book series of deeply researched historical fiction that examines the lives and influences of women who have been systematically discredited and marginalized throughout history. Book One of the Magdalene Chronicles, The Last Magdalene, is a first-person narrative about the life of Miriam of Bethany, which recounts the tumultuous changes in 1st Century Judea that brought about the eradication of Goddess worship and the birth of a new religion.
An English and Psychology Major at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, I later studied writing with Alan Ginsberg, Annie Dillard, Natalie Goldberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Jack Whyte.
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