"You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down." ― Annie Dillard

You’ll usually find me associated with memoir, world travel, fundamentalism, poetry, and cults. Disparate as these may seem, they’re gathered here like a blended family overlooking the sea, reaching for lessons in the wind. I’ve jumped off a few cliffs in my day. New wings have landed me here.

Now Available!

Undertow: My Escape from the Fundamentalism and Cult Control of The Way International, Charlene L. Edge, Memoir, includes 31 photos

The Annual 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards recognized Undertow: My Escape from the Fundamentalism and Cult Control of The Way International by Charlene L. Edge, in the category of Autobiography/Memoir, as a Gold medal winner.

“While a variety of controversies ended up surrounding The Way, the author’s most astute portrayal concerns her participation in its research branch. … A frank, in-depth account of one woman’s struggles in a controlling organization.” – Kirkus Review



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Praise For Undertow:

#78 on BookRiot’s “100 Must-Read Books About Life in Cults and Oppressive Religious Sects”

“…more gripping than a mystery, Undertow will sweep you away.” --Janja Lalich, PhD. Professor Emerita of Sociology at California State University, Chico, author of Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults

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