Yvonne Aileen, founder, 800 Muses
... founded 800 Muses Publishing to connect women authors and empower them to live life on their terms. Armed with a master's in writing, a love for the written word, and endless curiosity, Yvonne creates life changing nonfiction books bylined in her own name and several pen names. Her Goddess series helps women tap into their innate power to live extraordinary lives. She's a contributing author to the international bestseller, Transforming Trauma, with Marci Shimoff, Dr. Joe Vitale, Dr. John Demartini, Christy Whitman.
... is a psychology professor turned novelist who specializes in historical fiction based on real people. She enjoys the challenge of starting with historical figures and dramatizing their lives--figuring out what motivated them and recreating some sense of their emotional world through dialogue and action. Her fiction has won Willamette Writers, Oregon Writers Colony, Historical Novel Society Review Editors’ Choice, and La Belle Lettre awards. She has served on the Board of the Historical Novel Society North America Conference since 2015. Author link.
... served as an ordained minister of Unity church for more than three decades. In an important way, Billie is the original Muse. Yvonne was inspired to enter indie publishing after helping Billie edit and compile seven years of inspirational blog entries into a book, Proceed As Way Opens. The book was published shortly before Billie's transition at age 90. Her ministry continues to serve the world with her wit, wisdom, and love at at evolvingspiritministries.com.
... is a native of Houston, Texas, and spent he early years enjoying life along the Gulf Coast. After high school, she earned a B.S. in early childhood education. She has written numerous articles and stories, children's books, and sweet contemporary and historical romance. She now lives in the Southwest with her family and assorted pets, including a stubborn horse. You can find her author page here.
... traveled the world before lockdown. Now her journeying is more inward. She earned a Tourism Authority of Thailand Award for International Media reporting, wrote for Independent Newspapers, Sunday Times, Business Traveller UK, Habitat, and hosts travelwrite. Keeper of dogs, cats, and chickens; she enjoys walking barefoot in Nature. Her latest book, Reign: 16 secrets from 6 Queens to rule your world with clarity, connection & sovereignty, is unequal parts memoir, self-revelatory confessional, and Brave New World travelogue. She also blogs.
... was first inspired to write in Mrs. Brown's 5th grade class, and she's been plugging away at her keyboard ever since! Her appreciation for variety is evident in her writing, which includes both fiction and non-fiction. Published works include Shipwrecks of Coos County (Arcadia, 2011), Paw Prints and Shorts (Amazon, 2013), Shipwrecks of Curry County (Arcadia, 2017), and Alternatives (Amazon, 2021). Contino is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. She also has an Etsy shop.
Kolee, The Practical Saint
... is an experienced survivor and thriver who made it out of her conditioned cages to heal herself and thousands of others in real life working with women and men for the last two decades to unlock painful conditions so every body can be free and whole--personally and globally. She raises a new earth family of five sons in the middle of the USA and writes, produces, and publishes while home schooling her three youngest sons. Heal the Inner Child to Heal the World.
... when she first began to talk, would whisper poems in her mother's ear and ask her to write them down. Poetry has been a part of her life ever since. A lifelong student, world traveler and seeker, she completed her doctorate in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies where her published dissertation focuses on the use of non-verbal communication and symbolic language interventions for grievers. She specializes in working with Highly Perceptive Individuals (HPI's) in her private practice in Western New York and trains healing arts practitioners around the globe. Visit marigoldmethods.com.
Angie K. Love
... has had a rewarding career as an acupuncturist for more than a decade and finds deep fulfillment in helping people heal in body, mind, and spirit. Through her writing, she hopes to bring healing to people's hearts and souls. From an early age, Angie has been an avid reader and prolific writer. She recently self-published her debut novel, Awakening hearts: A Tale of Love Across Lifetimes, fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming an author. She's currently working on the sequel. You can keep posted on Angie's upcoming releases by signing up for her newsletter at angieklove.com.
Julie Donley, EdD, MBA, RN, PCC
... is passionate about helping leaders thrive in leadership, achieve operational efficiencies, and create healthy, safe work environments to support the well-being of the workforce and create high-performing teams. Dr. Donley was named a Top 100 Thought Leader in personal leadership development by Leadership Excellence Magazine and received Main Line Today's "Healthcare Hero" award. She is author of Does Change Have to Be So H.A.R.D.? and The Journey Called YOU: A Roadmap to Self-Discovery and Acceptance as well as more than 300 presentations and publications.
Isvari Maranwe ...
... is a young adult contemporary and adult mystery and fantasy author. With coauthors Janani Mohan and Nathan Maranwe, they write under the penname Rishi Mohan (also the name of her dog). Isvari is president of Dweebs Global, an international organization providing free resume edits, career development support, and long-term mental health support in over 35 countries. As the CEO of the DG Sentinel, its media arm, she leads an international team of writers and editors committed to telling the stories of real people around the world. The DG Sentinel publishes stories about mental health, unusual family relationships, news from beyond the Western world, poetry, and fiction.
Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.
... is an award-winning science journalist and book author. A contributing writer at The Epoch Times and a sought-after speaker, she has appeared live on prime-time television in Paris, France; taught post-colonial literature to non-traditional college students in Atlanta, Georgia; and worked on a child survival campaign in Niger, West Africa. She's the author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier Healthier Family; and co-author, with Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. Find out more at www.JenniferMargulis.net.
Sarah Love McCoy
... is an artist and writer working to expand and awaken the power of love in herself and human hearts everywhere. Creator of the “I Stand For Love” Calendar (in its 19th year in print!), Sarah's best known for her daily nuggets of wisdom. She's dedicated to delivering a message of love to help us remember our inner truth and cultivate hope for tomorrow. Her latest work is the new Every. Day. Love. Book takes a deeper dive into these daily messages and offers the reader fresh insight to explore. Also, the illustrator of the Mystics Oracle Deck, she uses creativity and art to access intuition and knowledge beyond rational thinking.
Find out more at www.istandforlove.com
Cate Read Hickman
... is a Portland, Ore., based nutritionist and author. Originally from the Bay Area, she has had a rewarding career as a copywriter and editor in the college textbook publishing industry. She is working to promote healing and wellness for a loved one with chronic medical conditions, while spreading the word about the need for a cure or cures from autism in her action-adventure story, Morgan the Motorhome Mouse and the Andersons: Stonehenge Underground. Her goal is to entertain and educate children, teens, and adults with this story and, in doing so, create more understanding in hopes of making the world a better place for everyone.
... ...is an empath, spiritual seeker, and intuitive healer in Portland, Oregon. She founded The Vital Spirit in 2013 and has helped hundreds of empaths to feel comfortable in their skin and connected in this world. Laura has spent 35 years studying spiritual traditions and practices and the last 16 years training in intuitive energy healing modalities. She is certified in reiki and Theta Healing. Laura cares deeply about empowering empaths to inhabit their whole selves — accepting and profoundly connecting with the truth of their being. https://thevitalspirit.net
...was born in east Belfast in 1961 and emigrated to Australia with her family in 1966. Heath has also lived in Belgium and the USA. She settled in Galicia, Spain, in 2018, where she lives in a village in the Ribeira Sacra. Festival of Death: An Edinburgh Murder Mystery is her first novel. Heath has had a number of articles published in an English language newspaper in Spain, and has contributed prose and poetry to three editions of The Good Life in Galicia anthology (Cyberworld Publishing). Heath is currently working on a recipe book and a collection of poetry.
Tilly Smith Dix
...is a former journalist, editor, travel writer, and publicist who continues to blog about valuable life lessons, lifestyle, and being our most stylish selves. She recently created an inspirational video for people over 60 to inspire them to live their best lives and is currently working on a book on her travels, experiences, and colorful characters she's met to share those inspiring and often hilarious stories with her readers. She has a large international following on social media where she engages on ageless style, aging well, and always seeing the funny side of life. Enjoy her blog.
... holds a B.A. in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Education, and a passion for complex and interesting linguistics. She finds little thrill in using up precious moments of expression by saying things simply. Her short book, How to Train Your Servants: The First Year of Benevolent Rulership, One Baby’s Reflections, offers a cheeky take on the new-parenthood experience, and wry humor can be expected as a staple in her other works. She enjoys living in sunny San Diego, CA with her husband and son. Author profile.
... left the corporate world to become an award-winning author, travel writer, speaker, and presenter following a life-changing hike 3000km/1864m down the length of New Zealand. Her memoir, Bewildered, describes her journey from anxiety-ridden corporate executive to adventure badass, and won Best Travel Book at the ASTW Awards for Excellence in 2021. She is passionate about getting more people connected with nature and following their authentic life path. In 2009 she trained with Al Gore to be a climate presenter. Her latest book, Ultimate Walks & Hikes Australia is due for release in October 2022. Find her at www.SoulTrekkers.com.au.
... acts as a facilitator for a group of artists who meet regularly at her studio. With a fine art degree and a higher education diploma, she has seen her work as a photorealist in a book on South African art, been on numerous National and solo shows in South Africa and the UK, with her style becoming increasingly abstract. Now a grandmother, she has also written and illustrated five books for children, four currently in production. She has two websites:
Phyllis Zimbler Miller
... is a Los Angeles screenwriter (film and TV), author, playwright, and former U.S. Army Mrs. Lieutenant who worked as a Department of the Army civilian in counterintelligence in Munich during the Cold War. She grew up in Elgin, Ill., earning her B.A. in Journalism at Michigan State University and her M.B.A. in Finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is co-host of the NEVER AGAIN IS NOW podcast and blogs at the Times of Israel. She is also the founder of the free nonfiction Holocaust theater project ThinEdgeOfTheWedge.com developed to educate students about the Holocaust and to combat antisemitism.
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