Portal to Visionary Fiction – Transforming Human Consciousness
Jodine Turner is a founding member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, and is passionate about helping this transformative genre reach a wider audience and literary success. She is also a multiple award winning, best-selling author of Visionary Fiction, magical realism, and fantasy.
While living in Glastonbury, England, the ancient Isle of Avalon, for a year (a dream come true for her), Jodine began writing the Goddess of the Stars and the Sea series. Her novels are an edgy saga about priestesses who have lived in Avalon down through the ages to today.
Jodine is also a therapist, Ph.D nurse, consecrated priestess, as well as an Adorata Practitioner in the spiritual path of embodied love. She currently resides in Oregon with her husband Chris (whom she met in Glastonbury), and their four magical cats.
Visit Jodine’s website for more information.
Margaret Duarte’s parents immigrated to the United States from Holland (the Netherlands) with her two older brothers the year before she was born. She grew up on a series of dairy farms in California to what became a very large family—seven brothers and two sisters. When she entered high school, her fascination with creative writing began. She was fortunate to receive excellent instruction, plus a great deal of encouragement, from her English teachers. One put an extra credit story she had written into the annual school literary publication and another made copies of one of her essays for the entire junior class as an example of excellent writing. Both incidents left a lasting impression on her, though she didn’t comprehend their full significance at the time. Scholarship in hand, Margaret entered Sacramento State College where she earned a BA degree in English and a secondary teaching credential. Then she did something she swore she would never do—married a dairy farmer.
Over the following thirty years, she helped on the family farm, raised two sons, taught at a local middle school, and dabbled in an assortment of hobbies, but did little writing other than in her journal. It wasn’t until her sons were grown that she finally returned to what her teachers had encouraged her to while in school—writing. Though it delayed her career as a writer, Margaret never regretted her decision to marry and raise a family. Her years as wife and mother taught her about love and selflessness and fueled her for the years of writing that lay ahead. They also uncovered what would become the driving force behind her work: the call for spiritual and emotional freedom.
For more information and updates, visit Margaret’s webpage.
Eleni Papanou is an award-winning author of visionary fiction. She wrote her first poem when she was an outcast at school. Honored with the name “Greek Freak,” she believed life was plagued with misery, torment and endless suffering. A spontaneous kundalini awakening thrust Eleni on a spiritual path that constantly tested her to the breaking point by challenging her world-view and everything else she held sacred. Through visions and personal insights, Eleni eventually discovered the Universe has a sense of humor. She started laughing more—mostly at herself—whenever she caught herself taking things too seriously. After many years on the path of self-rediscovery—Eleni had a lot to say. Having already written several screenplays, she decided to describe her experiences in novel form.
In addition to writing, Eleni is working on her master’s in Industrial/Organizational psychology. She likes to spend her free time with her two daughters. Her hobbies include audio recording, photography, collage art, singing, songwriting, photography, graphic arts, bodybuilding and hiking. For more information and updates, visit her website to find out more about her work.
Victor E. Smith (Vic) is a writer specializing in Visionary Fiction, a semi-retired computer trainer to the publishing industry (15 years as a consultant to The Wall Street Journal), and a spiritual/paranormal researcher currently residing in Tucson, Arizona.
The son of writer parents, Vic began with poetry and essays in his teens, experimented with stage and screen plays in his 20’s, and then, given the requirements of raising a family, limited himself to educational and technical publications during his working career. His first novel, eked out over decades of doing everything else, The Anathemas, a Novel about Reincarnation and Restitution, was published by Outskirts Press in 2010 and is available in hardcopy and ebook on Amazon.com. For the last couple years he has been working on a second novel, The Perfect, another dual lifetime saga that bridges between the Cathar religious rebels of medieval times and a Grail hunter from the Nazi period; target date for completion is the end of 2014.
While quite busy with the production of his own works, Vic remains dedicated to the Visionary Fiction genre as a community: its definition, promotion and eventual propagation to both writers and readers, believing as he does that our work can be a powerful catalyst in taking the quantum leap to that next level of human evolution without which the future prospects of our race are dim indeed. Without Vision we fly blind–that simple!
Vic’s website and blog can be found at victoresmith.com.