Finding my Sacred (Author Interview)

Finding My Sacred according to reader’s is great memoir.  Can you tell us a little about it?

I started the memoir, after a bout with depression, anxiety and agoraphobia. It’s about my life growing up Navajo in the city and how I lost may way after having an abortion and losing my father.  How I had an awakening which was frightening and also healing.


How long did it take you to write Finding My Sacred?

Can you believe I started writing the book in 2010, I wrote it in small spurts and kept a journal. In 2020 I started writing full time and completed it.


What inspired you when writing Finding My Sacred?

What keeps me going through the challenging process of producing a book Is the fact that I am helping others. I never want anyone to feel like they are broken if they suffer through anxiety, depression and agoraphobia.


Something interesting about yourself that others may not know about you?

I am active in an organization called World Systems Solutions, I am all for healing the Planet and all organisms through conscious collaboration and an SME platform.


Anything surprise you about writing a book?

Everything about the whole journey has surprised me. I thought I wrote the manuscript and handed it off to someone to publish. Not exactly how it has happened. I was very naïve going into the process. I had no idea I would have 8 different editors chop up my manuscript (laughs) My developmental editor had me take out 20 chapters. Then she had me essentially re-write the book.  At the time I wanted to quit. Looking back, everything she suggested needed to be implemented. Thank you Julie Artz. The editing was overwhelming then comes the cover and don’t get me started about creating an audiobook.


What part of the book was the most fun to write?

I love this question! I loved writing and I love to read the chapter, Higher Consciousness. To me it’s the culmination of the book and it was the turnaround in my life.


What was your hardest scene/section to write?

The chapters about losing my dad.  I recorded the audio to the book and the chapters where I am the hospital with him and talking with  him, it took me back and I had to restart numerous times.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I coached a boys and girls 7th and 8th grade basketball team for many years. I love watching college, NBA and rec league basketball games. I love watching competitive sports, it’s amazing to watch athletes compete.  I also listen to podcasts and book tv.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

I am all the social media platforms.  I have a Shell Silversmith fan page and I am on Instagram daily and all my podcasts are on