As author of a novel, three books of essays and many guidebooks, I present here my newest offerings:
All in for Love: A Spiritual Adventure
High on a New Mexico mesa top in a tiny mud hut, Lesley King, while on assignment for a magazine, reaches out her hand to pick up a priceless Acoma pot and it crumbles between her fingers. This marks the beginning of a tumultuous journey when her life, like the pot, falls apart. For nearly two decades Lesley has pursued her passion as a travel writer. Her career is the mate she never married, the child she never birthed. But it no longer nourishes her.
While her existence as she knows it dies, her mother, who is her best friend, enters her final days. Lesley, fearful about these losses, knows she has to create a life that will support her body and heart, but she can’t imagine how. As her savings dwindle she has no choice but to turn to the spiritual Power within. She becomes “all in for love.”
Written with vivid prose, a bit of lyrical poetry, and the mystical essence of works by Rumi and Hafiz, this blog-to-book story illustrates the beauty of letting go of the old to usher in the new.
“One must live the truth, not just know it, and this book is a beautiful narrative of living and loving that others may find inspiring to accomplish the same.”—Michael Hock, substance and mental health system designer, poet, and author of The Sky is Walking on the Earth.
“This book is a massage for the soul.”—Lois Gilbert, author of River of Summer, Without Mercy, Returning to Taos, and Lost in the GilaBuy All In for Love
The Baby Pact – A Novel
Jamie O’Leary always assumed she would have the whole pie. She’s a freelance journalist who plays in the wilds of New Mexico’s rivers and mountains where she kayaks, skis, bikes, climbs and runs. Yet there’s one piece that she can’t seem to manifest: the love of a mate and child.
As Jamie’s fortieth birthday looms, everything changes. She and her best friend Elena Chavez initiate a pact they made years ago over margaritas: They will get pregnant any way possible and raise their own modern family.
Jamie tries to have a baby, but she realizes her picture is incomplete without the love of a man. Her quest to have it all takes her on adventures into the desert Southwest and beyond.
Through her journey, Jamie discovers that the love she seeks is closer than she ever imagined.
This inspiring debut novel is for every woman or man who has asked: What do I truly want?
Available Now at Your Local Bookstore and on Amazon.
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Blog Posts & Articles
After years of writing for such prestigious publications as The New York Times, Audubon, Frommer’s Travel Guides and many others, I now write for my blog The Inner Adventure. Here are a few of my most popular posts, in video and written form:
My Beloved Stands Before MeWatch the video
I continue to enjoy amazing travels, like this trip to Costa Rica: • La Vie Claire Magazine, Costa Rica Article (link to PDF)
And here’s a trip I took to a Provençe Cooking School: • La Vie Claire Magazine, Provence Cooking School (link to PDF)