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One of these days I'll post a current and hopefully more attractive photo. It might even be one of me! For now, this will have to do.
Anyway, for those with insatiable curiosity about the parts of my life that have shaped and informed my writing, from which I have evolved or for which I have possibly atoned, the highlights that can be discussed in public are given below.
This set of unusual social icons may need a word of explanation. The first is where you can find everything I've published on Smashwords. The first Amazon icon takes you to my Raziel Bearn author page, the second one goes to the Deah Curry author page. The Facebook icon leads to the Deah Curry, Writer page and I'd love to hear from you there. The LinkedIn icon goes to my page there that may be deleted in the not too distant future.
All You Need to Know
Having been a writer in one way or another all my life, I finally think of myself as creative. But creativity is in the eye of the beholder. Suffice it to say that now that I'm retired from making a living, I am fully enjoying the writer's life.
My ideal life would have no calories, a mountain range or forest in every window view, and lots of time to pursue where intellectual curiosity leads.
My background looks normal, but in fact has been quite eclectic. Conceived in Texas, as you'd read about in Sadie's Life Altering Secret, born in then adopted and raised in Missouri as you'd learn about in Echoes, Lies and Enduring Mysteries, I almost got my bachelor's in Colorado until the Universe intervened, as you'll read about in Old World New Me (currently in process).
Between Colorado and that BA which started in Journalism and finished in Communication Arts from Florida when that state was better at pretending it was sane, I learned to be a bartender before living in South Korea for a year.
I was privileged to live and write in Europe for a few years before trying Utah, New Orleans, and California. At long last I landed in the Pacific Northwest where my astro-geography says I should have been all along. Here I got a tri-focal master's in psych, adult ed, and systems design with which I opened a private practice, taught for a business school and also for Bastyr University's naturopathic medicine program. Being somewhat addicted to learning, I got a PhD in the psychology of healing presence, immersed myself in alternative medicine and metaphysics for a while, went through a shamanic initiation, and tried to stay out of trouble -- a goal achieved with varying degrees of success, depending on who you ask.
In the past 20 years, I've provided psychotherapy, life and marketing coaching, built websites for colleagues, and have written several non-fiction self-health guides. Now I'm happily busy learning to write novels, memoirs, and inflicting poetry and a rant or two on my Facebook friends.