University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Shirley A Williams

Born in Center Square, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her life has taken her on a wondrous journey through years as a military wife and vistas that have widened with her travels and vision.

At age 20, she contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome which left her paralyzed for months. While in the emergency room Shirley had a near-death experience that changed her life. She became a Reiki Master-Teacher years later.

For 32 years Shirley followed her husband around the world as they moved from duty station to duty station. During her time in Israel, she was the director of the American Embassy Women’s Group Preschool in Kfar Shmaryahu.

Beyond military retirement, life has led to Okinawa, Japan, and Australia where she was president of the British Charity, the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation, in Canberra. While in Canberra, she also organized Women in Healing Arts as a local community of women recognizing their skills as traditional healers. She has called her practice Reiki without Borders and it has taken her all over the world as a Reiki Master-Teacher.

While in Australia, she also lived among the Pitjantjatjara as well as the opal miners of South Australia.

Between 2000-2010, she made trips to East Timor (Timor Leste) as a volunteer working with an American doctor at the Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili. She worked closely with lepers, those suffering from tropical diseases, tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)

She does extensive traveling these days while enjoying the magic each new path reveals.

This is her fourth book in the Come Walk With Me Series.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Young Adult Books
Indie Author Pavilion - Young Adult Books (Seats 4)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children / Teens

Authors: Patricia Elliott, Ananda Esteva, Madelyn Raine, Shirley Williams
Shirley Williams - Indie Author Tent Talk
Indie Author Pavilion - Tent Talks  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 12:40 pm - 12:50 pm
Children / Teens

Author: Shirley Williams

The Cave's Path
Children / Teens
Watermark Resources, LLC
September 2017
ISBN 9780998142135
Kindle Edition, 131 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

There is a place called the cave’s path. It is a magical place where what seems so ordinary and not to be given a second thought, becomes quite extraordinary. More/less

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