Writers

Anna Meylakh founded wildnarratives.com with the intention to bring together a global community of readers and writers through various events, including WN Book Club and Evening In, dedicated to exploring Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pincola Estes. Outside of her love for literary arts, she paints and works as a life coach route6studio.com You can find her art on FB or Instagram: @raspberrylining.

Anna Weltman has lived in Israel, Canada, and the USA and is a lover of all things multicultural, emigrational, and transformational! Her affectionate humour arises in all facets of her work, be it developing college courses, training athletes, teaching yoga and meditation, or writing fiction.  

Diane Miller is a long time Zen student beginning her practice at San Francisco Zen Center.  A Sangha friend brought her to a writing group several years ago and a new passion was born.

Eric Starkey and his wife Kari own Leap Coffee Roasters in Oklahoma City. Visit them here, at   www.leapcoffeeroasters.net.  Eric writes when he can and is also fortunate to act in movies occasionally when they film in Oklahoma.  He can be seen in a small role in the film Minari which will be released by A24 next month.

Heidi Rotterdam is an Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology of Columbia University. After 50 years of scientific writing she ventures into the new world to creative writing.

Gabrielle Orcha is a visual and performing artist, writer, researcher, and educator. She is the organizing editor of the literary magazine, The Writer’s Republik as well as the the The Cohort: Journal of Depth Psychology and Somatic Inquiry. Based in Massachusetts with her fiancé and his two boys, Gabrielle spends her days working on her doctoral dissertation–which explores the connection between indwelling and healing– and tending Kindred Art Gallery.

Sensei and Kumu Hula June Tanoue teaches meditation and hula at Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago and her hula school Halau i Ka Pono (Place that Cultivates the Goodness).  She began The Path of Hula and Zen workshop on January 2, 2021 to bring her two spiritual practices together in an effort to be useful to others.  She is teaching Kaiona to forty of her students. You can contact her at June.tanoue@zlmc.org.

Laurie Mansur is an artist and small business owner living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She draws inspiration from her family, the natural world and from the experiences of giving birth to a new life at the age of 58. You can see more of her artwork at www.LaurieMansurArt.com.

Mary Claybon has dedicated her life to healing the body, mind and spirit through her writing and coaching. She is a proud Mom and Grandma from near Cincinnati, Ohio and is owner of her business and brand, Promoting Health: The Middle Way LLC. You can read more about Mary’s work and read her blog at https://themiddlewayhealth.com

Dr. Neera Malhotra is a long-time student of meditation, Indian classical dance, and reflective writing. She teaches trauma-sensitive meditation and women’s retreats. Within the academic setting, her scholarship focus on Sexualities, healing, and Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Meditation and writing have been the main focus of Patti Shaerman’s adult life.  Her initial love of writing came from the urge to communicate with herself and listen within. But she also wrote professionally during a 35-year career as a writer/producer in broadcast TV and production. During that time, she continued to journal, write children’s stories and poetry.

Pauline Kochanski is a learner, meditator, teacher, artist, advocate for conscious aging, founder of 3rd-Arc, and writer; all in no particular order.  Each day one of these is in the forefront.  Each day is new.  Breathe Peacefully.

Shelly Cook is a retired English teacher living in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she reads, writes, and cares for her three dogs—Fred, Ginger, and Max. She and her husband Mike enjoy travel and hiking.

Suzi Golodoff is a writer and naturalist who has lived in the Aleutians Islands of Alaska for the past forty five years. She journals with coffee every morning, writes mostly poetry and haiku, and published a field guide to the ‘Wildflowers of Unalaska Island’.