When Moondancer Drake was growing up near the Alleghany Mountains
of West Virginia she had no idea of the journey that lay ahead
of her. She spent years learning about her Cherokee heritage and
the spirituality of her ancestors; often struggling with her image
as a woman who walked with two spirits. In secret she wrote, and
although no one would ever see those early writings, they were her
sword and shield.
Moondancer found the Dianic faith a few years ago. She never knew
then how the concept of feminine spirituality would affect her or
how well the Dianic tradition would mesh with the spiritual path
she’d traveled all the years before. She blossomed in her
new awareness, as a woman, as a Cherokee, and as a writer.
She now lives in Wisconsin with her family and is an active member
of the Temple of Diana. She has been studying with teachers at the
temple for the past few years and is working her way towards ordination
as a Dianic priestess. Moondancer draws much of her inspiration
from her spirituality as well as experiences as a Cherokee woman
and a mother.
Moondancer Drake is an author of environmental and spiritually
driven fiction, especially paranormal lesbian romance. She is also
a vocal advocate for civil rights and the responsibility of all
people to take better care of Mother Earth.
If you want to know more about Moondancer and her writing you can
visit her at her website www.moondancerdrake.com
(Published: March 2009)
ISBN: 978-1-933720-54-8 (1-933720-54-9)
2010 Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist: Paranormal Fiction