I write for the adult and young adult market. My titles include Anahit'as Woven Riddle (Abrams 2006), its companion novel Night Letter (Nortia Press, 2013), Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable Women From the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions (co-authored, SkyLight Paths Press, 2003), Love and Pomegranates: Artists and Wayfarers on Iran (Nortia Press, 2013), The Shape of Betts Meadow: A Wetlands Story (Lerner Books, 2002), Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland (Cork University Press, 2007).
More of my books for adults and children are featured on this page, including Daughters of the Desrt: Tales of Remarkable Women from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions (Skylight Paths Press, 2003), Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland (Cork University Press, 2007), and The Shape of Betts Meadow: A Wetalnds Story (Lerner Books, 2002).
Streetwise Istanbul is a collaboartion I undertook some years ago with my Turkish colleague, a photogorapher, Aramis Kalay along with two interpreters Tuana and Alara Celik. It involved photographing and collecting words of wisdom from everyday people living on the European and Asian sides of the Bosporus over a three-year period. Through conversations with merchants, artisans, shoe shiners, and others, Streetwise Istanbul strives to foster cross-cultural understanding and to cultivate mutual respect within our communities, schools, universities, and workplaces. In listening to our Near Eastern, planetary neighbors our worldviews may become enriched and widened.
When the pandemic hit, I enrolled in a philosophy program at CIIS which included an exploration of thinkers past and present from East and West. Covid disrupted my travel plans to visit the portions of the famed Silk Roads that I had yet to visit, but it gave me the opportunity to learn more deeply about the various people and cultures across the Eurasian continent by whom I have been warmly welcomed over the last thirty years of writing and wandering. Some of the topics I explored in my graduate program included: phenomenology, evolution of religious consciousness, depth psychology, materialism, panentheism, integral dreaming, Gnosticism, Sufism, Daoism, Chinese Philosophy, and Western Philosophy.