Creative writers, photographers, and artists generously donate their time, and talents to help make this site a success.  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to these special individuals.  My gratitude and appreciation to you all! 

 


 

Elizabeth Blau  — Contributing Artist

Elizabeth holds an MFA and a BFA in the Arts.  The painting used in “The Beige Box” held so much meaning for me that I had to purchase it.  Her work covers a wide range of subjects, and never ceases to amaze me.  Please visit her at www.ElizabetcomhBlauStudio.com.

 


 

Ramon Collin — Contributing Writer

Ray lives on the NE edge of the Mojave Desert with an Irish wife and two small Animal Rescue dogs.  He’s a retired cartoonist from Seattle who started writing fiction in 1997.  Collins has edited and taught Micro fiction and has several stories in “print” and even more online.  He’s often seen running with a pack of scruffy coyotes, howlin’ at the moon.  You can contact Ray via email at ramonwcollins@yahoo.com.

 


 

Mark Danner — Contributing Artist

Mark lives in Las Vegas with his wife Tia Taymar and his two adorable sons. He received his BA in Art History from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  He is not only a creative set and prop designer but is also a master at constructing and finishing his designs.  Cartooning is another talent he seems to perform effortlessly.  Contact Mark via email at bizjay@cox.net.

 


 

Dann De Boer — Contributing Photography

Dann is an amateur photographer with an amazing eye and a deep love of the craft.  He is also the love of my life!  His work can be found throughout this site.  Dann can be reached via email at 4storiesfromanopenheart@gmail.com.

 


 

Peter Davidson — Contributing Writer

Peter Davidson is the author or co-author of twenty-seven books published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Perigee/Putnam Publishers, Haworth Press, and others. His works include novels, nonfiction, college textbooks, and children’s picture books. For more than two decades, Davidson was one of America’s most active writer’s seminar presenters, having presented over 625 one-day seminars in a fifteen-state area from Minnesota to Tennessee and Colorado to Illinois.

Davidson and his wife live in the Lake Okoboji resort area of Iowa in the summer and in Arizona in the winter. Peter Davidson can be emailed at peterdavidson@mchsi.com.

 


 

Mary Hida — Contributing Writer

Mary Hida lives in Henderson, NV with her Japanese husband of 38 years. She spent most of her childhood in Japan, which ignited her interest in other cultures. She has a daughter living in Manhattan, NY. Mary is a world traveler and is currently the WFWP (Women For World Peace) Chairwoman, Las Vegas, wfwp.us. Among her interests are yoga, Pilates, dancing, learning languages and sharing words of wisdom and encouragement with women in all walks of life. Mary can be contacted at maryhida@gmail.com or by phone at (702) 232-4023.

 


 

Penny Rea — Contributing Writer & Artist

Penny was born in Colorado and has always possessed a flair for art.  Her last name is pronounced ‘Ray”, which is very fitting as rays of light play an important role in most of her work.Her unique style is inspired by nature and the spiritual realm often seen in dreams.  Through  her interpretation and use of light, she draws people into her work.  Light brings life and realism.  An intuitive artist, she creates what your imagination holds.  Visit her via email at prea888@gmail.com.

 


 

Carol Cerrone Richards — Contributing Writer

Carol lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband and their family of dogs and kitties. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking and traveling, particularly in the mountains and at the beach. Carol also does volunteer work with child welfare advocacy groups. She has been employed in the paralegal profession and had articles appear in legal publications. As a long time student of yoga and spiritual growth, she recently self-published a book of inspirational meditations and positive affirmations, Take A Break Self-Meditate.  Her goal is to assist others in guiding their soul to a place of peace and to live with a joyful, loving heart. Carol may be reached through her book’s website: www.takeabreakselfmeditate.com or at carolrichards2013@yahoo.com.

 


 

Minnie Rodriguez — Logo & Web Design

Minnie owns two businesses, Graphic Communications and Minerva’s Soap. The first uses her talents for logo and web designs, as well as a host of other services.  While her Bath & Body Craft business employs her other talents. This site would not Be without her help.  Visit her at www.minniesdesign.com.

 


 

Rickey Stewart — Contributing Writer

Rickey is a born night owl and has worked at some unique places; including a gold mine.  He enjoys spending time with his son, fishing and good friends. Writing helps clear his mind of excess stories and information. Contact him via email at rickey.stewart@gmail.com.

 


 

Dr. Angela Thompson Smith Ph. D. — Contributing Writer

Dr. Smith’s primary qualifications were in nursing and social work.  She also served a term abroad working at Paraiso Infantil, a Colombian orphanage.  Returning to England, she gained her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Wales, in Cardiff, her M.S. at the Faculty of Medicine of Manchester University, England, and her Ph.D. in Psychology with Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco, CA.  She continued her education at United Way of Southern Nevada/UNLV, where she completed the Certificate in Non-Profit Management.

Dr. Smith has a wide experience of research and management having worked as a research analyst at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and later with the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory, New Jersey.  In the Southwest, Dr. Smith became Research Coordinator with the Bigelow Foundation and the Executive Director of the Boulder City Senior Center.  Recently she has worked as a private business contractor for individuals, businesses, and organizations around the United States and abroad.

She published Remote Perceptions with Hampton Roads Publishing Co. in 1998. Shire was Published in 2006 and her historical novel River of Passion in 2007.  Dr. Smith is working on two new books:  Simple Living: An Eclectic Gathering of Practical, Common Sense Knowledge to Live Longer, Feel Better and Live Simply, and a novel based on her years in Colombia, South America.

Dr. Smith was ordained as a shamanic minister following decades of training and experience.  She now works as a life coach, remote viewing trainer and shamanic practitioner in Boulder City, NV.  She is available for speaking and teaching engagements, as well as research, private coaching and training.  Please contact her at catalyst78@cox.net or at her website at www.mindwiseconsulting.com.

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