Xianna Michaels

Books and poetry to inspire the mind, delight the heart, and illuminate the mysteries of the soul.

“The art of writing for me begins with the act of listening. A small voice in my head will whisper snippets of stories or lines of poetry, and I’ve learned to listen and later transcribe what has come. It may happen on my morning walk, during meditation, or as I begin drawing with my non-dominant hand, as part of The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry® process which I developed and have written a book about. Eventually, a poem or story takes shape. My fairy tales, which I call medieval tapestries of verse, seem to spin out in a manner akin to the ancient bardic traditions. My new book, The Sorcerer Queen, is the first of these to be published.

I also compose poems for healing, spiritual connection and personal transformation. These come to me as rhymed, metered poems of the sort that have been out of vogue for many years. And yet, there is a magic to writing within those traditional constraints, which somehow lead me to some deep truth that I could not access with my conscious mind. These little “aha” moments bring great joy, inspiring me to share my work with the world.”

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The Sorcerer Queen

The Sorcerer Queen is a medieval fairy tale about a kingdom cursed for nearly a century. It’s aging King Sagan is determined to undo the curse before he dies, but every time he tries, great harm comes. For wrongs must be righted and lessons learned, and he must face an ancient adversary hidden deep in a cave, whom they call “The Sorcerer Queen.”

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The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry®

The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry®—Seven Steps to Your Personal Gold guides the reader through a seven-step process using the technique of drawing with the non-dominant hand to access the intuitive right brain and compose poetry for delight, self-healing, and connection to the soul.

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Mindel and the Misfit Dragons

Mindel and the Misfit Dragons, A Magical Tale by an Ancient Hand is a magical, medieval verse fairy tale, the story of a brave Jewish girl living in a castle where it is very hard to keep the Sabbath and where unknown villains are defacing sacred scrolls.

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Lilies of the Valley - An American Jewish Journey

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley—An American Jewish Journey follows five generations of American Jewish women struggling to steer their family journey, moving further away from the Jewish observance of the Old Country and eventually coming back.

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Email: xianna@xiannamichaels.com