About the Book
"Unvarnished" is one word for Phebe Beiser's and Maria Motch's account of their pilgrimage to Varanasi. The authors, a self-described "wuss" and a longtime practioner of eastern spirituality, are generous narrators of "what really happened" when they chose to travel "well beyond courage and comfort." The poems, journal entries and narratives in this book - and the evocative photos - are imbued with the beauty of authentic experience.
Mary Pierce Brosmer
Founder of Women Writing for (a) Change
Author of Women Writing for (a) Change: A Guide to Creative Transformation, Sorin, 2009
Beyond the Trees is a personal history business that helps people go beyond the facts and figures of their family tree to tell the stories of their lives. We create oral histories, collaborative tribute books for milestone events, anthologies, memoirs, and cookbooks. The principals of Beyond the Trees are writers, personal history buffs and curious, caring individuals. Kristi Woodworth has an M.B.A. in Marketing and 20 years of experience as a marketing research professional. Jennifer Sauers has a psychiatric nursing background and has worked as a clinical research project manager and technical writer. Both are enthusiastic about helping individuals and groups produce high-quality books.