If you like my photos, read the true stories and fantasy novels that inspired them on my Amazon Author Page.
“Fire and Ice”: Lonna Lisa Williams survived a tragic childhood and cancer. Then she realized she was an abused wife. But instead of striking out for a new life, she retreated into prescription medicine that her doctors gave her. A wildfire burned her California mountains, and Lonna left the charred land and flew all the way to New Zealand with her two trusting children. She lost an international trial and returned to California where she lost everything in divorce. Her castle of a home was gone, her children hidden from her, and Lonna’s downward spiral into drugs continued. She crashed her car in the mountains. Another wildfire scarred the land when she was staying in a motel. When Lonna finally abandoned all her medication, she did so without the help of doctors and almost bled to death. But, like the mythical phoenix bird and through the power of resurrection, Lonna rose to a new life of teaching English overseas. Walk with her on this journey of adventure, across the frozen rivers of Russia and to the sunset seas of Turkey. Discover how the extremes of fire and ice can shape a person’s life. Catch a flame and snowflake in a camera’s lens and listen to the music of this writer. 75,000 words.
My Other Books: My “Selah” fantasy novel is a lyrical, Christian allegory of a slave girl who escapes her desert prison and witchcraft-powered master to find love and freedom in the Maker’s mountains. “Like a Tree Planted” is a science fiction story about a teenager from the future who is caretaker of the last tree on earth. Through a virtual library, she meets her great-grandmother and brings trees seeds to the future. “Crossing the Chemo Room” is a lovely little book about how I battled a rare form of cancer, surgery, and chemotherapy when my youngest child was just a baby. “I Saw You in the Moon” is part two of this saga, finishing the stories I began in the first book and leading toward adventures with California wildfires and the glacial mountains of New Zealand. “Fire and Ice” completes my nonfiction trilogy.
My favorite New Zealand photo of a quiet bay at Doubtful Sound. My children and I drove a car, took a bus, walked, and cruised on two boats to get here in the late afternoon. The captain turned off the boat’s engine, and mist drifted over the calm water, a mirror image of the mountains and sky above. The only sound was one bird calling to another and our breaths.