Current book project
I am currently writing a book on my experiences of living in the Altai Republic, Siberia. The book starts by looking at what took me to Siberia in my late twenties, the searching questions I carried with me and some of the answers I returned with. I describe: what it was like to live in a remote valley with the Altai indigenous people, my meetings with the tattooed Ice-Maiden, and a 5-year study of ancient rock art and indigenous art. I share my translator’s apprenticeship that took place in the field and eventually lead to working with indigenous leaders on sacred land, interpreting on international pilgrimages and snow leopard conservation expeditions. Finally, I celebrate the people of Siberia, the faces and voices that figured strongly on my journey – knowledge keepers, elders and shamans, women and other writers, who tested and guided me until my ten-year pilgrimage reached its conclusion.
If you would like to have access to podcasts, readings and news of events related to this forthcoming book, sign up to Altai Pilgrim Studio and we’ll journey together into the Golden Mountains of Siberia, to the East – to Altai.