Hi, I’m Lonna Lisa Williams. I’ve been writing since I was four years old, after my father died, when my mother collected the poems I spoke. In love with words, I wrote childhood stories and plays, eventually publishing books in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com. “Like a Tree Planted” is science fiction, and “Selah of the Summit” is fantasy. “Crossing the Chemo Room,” “I Saw You in the Moon,” and “Fire and Ice” tell my true “Survival Stories.” “Walk with Me in Turkey” is a Kindle eBook with color photos, links, history, culture, food, and amazing scenes of Turkey. “I Protested for Freedom with the Turks,” my newest Kindle eBook, covers first-hand the 2013 Turkish Freedom Protests in which I was attacked by the Turkish police, and my Armenian/Turkish husband was tortured by the police. We left Turkey days before police showed up at our old apartment to arrest me for a photo I’d published.
I got my Master’s degree in English at San Diego State University and published poems, essays, and articles in various magazines, newspapers, and blogs. A part-time journalist and photographer, I enjoy making Youtube videos and writing for “Digital Journal,” “Yahoo,” and “The Clarion Project.” I post new photos and writing on Facebook and my WordPress blog. After losing my childhood family, surviving cancer, living in New Zealand, almost dying in a car accident, and watching my life in California burn up after a bitter divorce, I found a new life teaching English overseas (in Russia, Turkey, and China). My children live in California (Jessica is 22, and Jonathan is 19). I visit them when I can. I live with my Turkish/Armenian husband in China. My motto is that Christ’s light can shine in the darkest places, and that after death comes resurrection.