Author of adoption story to visit PPL
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Adoptee Rights Advocate Martha Shideler spent 26 years searching for her birth family. On Thursday, August 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Suite at the Prescott Public Library, she will talk about the highs, the lows and the effects on those in the process: the children, the birth parents and the adoptive parents.
Coming Together: An Adoptee's Story is her second book. Martha lives in a log cabin in the woods near Flagstaff, Arizona. For several years she taught English on the Navajo Reservation and for thirty years owned and operated Aradia, an independent bookstore in Flagstaff. Martha also plays bagpipes with the Southwest Sky Pipes and Drums and is fascinated by all things Celtic.
Her first book, Caitlin: Priestess of the Goddess, is the fictional account of a girl growing up in pre-Christian, pre-Druidic Ireland.
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