VFA Steering Committee
Jodine Turner is a founding member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, and is passionate about helping this transformative genre reach a wider audience and literary success. She is also a multiple award winning, best-selling author of Visionary Fiction, magical realism, and fantasy.
While living in Glastonbury, England, the ancient Isle of Avalon, for a year (a dream come true for her), Jodine began writing the Goddess of the Stars and the Sea series. Her novels are about priestesses who have lived in Avalon down through the ages to today.
Jodine is also a therapist, Ph.D nurse, consecrated priestess, as well as an Adorata Practitioner in the spiritual path of embodied love. She currently resides in Oregon with her husband Chris (whom she met in Glastonbury), and their four magical cats.
Visit Jodine’s website for more information.
Margaret Duarte, the daughter of Dutch immigrants, is a former middle school teacher and lives on a California dairy farm with her family and a herd of happy cows, a constant reminder that the greenest pastures are closest to home.
Through her novels, which synthesize heart and mind, science and spirituality, Margaret encourages readers to activate their gifts, retire their excuses, and stand in their own authority.
For more information and updates, visit Margaret’s webpage.
Eleni Papanou is an award-winning author of visionary fiction. She wrote her first poem when she was an outcast at school. Honored with the name “Greek Freak,” she believed life was plagued with misery, torment and endless suffering. A spontaneous kundalini awakening thrust Eleni on a spiritual path that constantly tested her to the breaking point by challenging her world-view and everything else she held sacred. Through visions and personal insights, Eleni eventually discovered the Universe has a sense of humor. She started laughing more—mostly at herself—whenever she caught herself taking things too seriously. After many years on the path of self-rediscovery—Eleni had a lot to say. Having already written several screenplays, she decided to describe her experiences in novel form.
Eleni has a B.M. in music and just completed her Master’s in psychology. She likes to spend her free time with her two daughters. Her hobbies include audio recording, photography, collage art, singing, songwriting, photography, graphic arts, bodybuilding and hiking. For more information and updates, visit her website to find out more about her work.
Victor E. Smith (Vic) is a writer specializing in Visionary Fiction, a semi-retired computer trainer to the publishing industry (15 years as a consultant to The Wall Street Journal), and a spiritual/paranormal researcher currently residing in Tucson, Arizona.
The son of writer parents, Vic began with poetry and essays in his teens, experimented with stage and screen plays in his 20’s, and then, given the requirements of raising a family, limited himself to educational and technical publications during his working career. His first novel, eked out over decades of doing everything else, The Anathemas, a Novel about Reincarnation and Restitution, was published by Outskirts Press in 2010 and is available in hardcopy and ebook on Amazon.com. For the last couple years he has been working on a second novel, The Perfect, another dual lifetime saga that bridges between the Cathar religious rebels of medieval times and a Grail hunter from the Nazi period; target date for completion is the end of 2014.
While quite busy with the production of his own works, Vic remains dedicated to the Visionary Fiction genre as a community: its definition, promotion and eventual propagation to both writers and readers, believing as he does that our work can be a powerful catalyst in taking the quantum leap to that next level of human evolution without which the future prospects of our race are dim indeed. Without Vision we fly blind–that simple!
Vic’s website and blog can be found at victoresmith.com.
From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jim Murdoch faced a paradigm shift which gave him a new world view. He views everything and everyone as being connected. A path of self development studies followed where he delved into many subjects including metaphysics and, yes, dragons. With his wife, Katharina, he co-authored their self-help story Wings of Change. This led to writing the Dragons and Visions series. Jim and his wife have four sons and live in Switzerland.
More about Jim and his writing can be found at his website and blog: http://jmurdoch.com
Graphic Design – Saleena Karim
Saleena Karim hails from Nottingham, England, and is a founding member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance. She is a writer, editor, independent publisher (Libredux Publishing), and graphic designer. A born believer in the power of “story”, her non-fiction as well as her fiction has always been inspired by the visionary. Her critically acclaimed Secular Jinnah & Pakistan is a political biography of the founding father of Pakistan, MA Jinnah, as well as the ongoing debate over the vision of Pakistan’s founders, whether the “Pakistan idea” was just a bid for freedom or something beyond. Saleena’s award-winning Systems is her first work of fiction, and other than being a conspiracy thriller with psychics and group reincarnation, the novel explores the idea of unlocking human potential at a collective level, in a social system.
More about Saleena and her fiction can be found at her Systems website: libredux.com