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About the Author

Nati del Paso is a writer, counselor, and student of Indigenous Psychology and Shamanism. She was raised in Mexico by a Mexican mother and an American father.

Del Paso moved to Reno, Nevada in 2001 where she studied creative writing and managed the community college’s continuing education writing program and their annual writer’s conference.

She was a counselor in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity at the University of Washington in Seattle and now is faculty at Portland Community College in Race, Indigenous Nations and Gender Studies. 

Del Paso weaves psychology and magic realism into suspenseful tales surrounding the immigrant experience, women, environmental, race, and cultural identity issues. 

She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Vito de la Cruz and her three dogs, Canela, Luna and Yoali. 


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