An Interview with Beth Barany,
Award-Winning Novelist & Creativity Coach for Writers
BETH: Who are you and what inspires you to write?
I’m Rahima Warren, a psychotherapist (MFT), now retired, and the author of The Star Seer’s Prophecy trilogy. I had no plan to write any such thing, but Kyr, the hero of my trilogy, had other ideas. He haunted my dreams for many years. Then one day, I wrote a very short story about him in my journal, hoping... Read More
I’m celebrating the release of Perilous Bliss, and the completion of The Star Seer’s Prophecy trilogy with a GIVEAWAY!
To help spark your creativity, I’m giving away an on-line Creative Juices Arts class. These expressive art classes helped spark my wild creativity and inspired me to write my trilogy.
Enter to win this fabulous class and let it light your creative fire!
The on-line class is on March 9th and this giveaway ends at midnight March 5th – so enter... Read More
On the day of a very rare Super Blue Moon Eclipse, I launched Perilous Bliss, the final book of my trilogy, The Star Seer’s Prophecy. When I picked that date, January 31st, 2018, for the publication of my third book, I had no idea what a remarkable moment it would be for the completion of the trilogy—my 18-year labor of love. My “baby” was graduating and leaving home to go out into the wide world on a most auspicious day.... Read More
Our hero, Kyr, has survived his ordeal in Book Two, and arrived in the safe haven of Ravenvale. But he is still tormented by the curse-scars his enemy Gauday inflicted on him.
Now, Kyr is devastated by something that has happened (read the book to find out what!), and his curse-scars have flared up terribly.
Perilous Bliss will be published on January 31st, 2018. Pre-order your copy for Kindle or other eBook readers now. Only $2.99 until Jan. 31st.... Read More
Once upon a time, I was a psychotherapist in private practice seeing my clients and minding my own business. Then one day in December 1999, I wrote a little story in my journal. The idea was to write down this inner character’s story so he’d stop pestering me. Little did I know what I was getting myself into!
That little story opened the floodgates. Eighteen years later, I’ve retired from my practice, and, much to my surprise, have written The... Read More
In this post, I am sharing a powerful but quiet scene of grief, rage, and guilt from Chapter One of Perilous Bliss: Book Three of The Star Seer’s Prophecy trilogy.
In FIERCE BLESSINGS, (Book Two), Kyr and Medari, a village healer, are both captured by the mad ex-Slave, Gauday, and tormented in different ways for months. Kyr is subjected to Gauday’s vengeful punishments. Blackmailed by Gauday’s threat to murder his family, Medari must keep Kyr alive to suffer further... Read More
EYES OF COMPASSION
A Scene from Fierce Blessings: Book Two of The Star Seer’s Prophecy trilogy
By Rahima Warren
“As writers, as artists, we take the most devastating of our human experiences and
we turn them into something of healing and service to the world.”
—Alison Nappi, Author, Lies You Were Told About Grief
The mission of my trilogy, The Star Seer’s Prophecy, is “to end the inner and outer culture of hatred, revenge, and punishment, and to evoke an... Read More
How Can a Fantasy Story Help Heal the Culture of Toxic Masculinity?
“In creative work [we] are not trying to help the world go around, but forward.”
Our vacation on the Oregon coast was lovely, with perfect weather—but then we headed back to California. In Arcata, we discovered that the 2017 firestorm in Napa-Sonoma-Mendocino was between us and our home. Driving down Hwy 101 South through the thick smoke and burned areas is the closest I have yet... Read More
In my last post, we explored the power of expressive arts for opening to greater creativity and inner harmony, and in this post, I’ll share another highly effective method for accessing your inner wisdom and guidance: dreamwork.
With expressive arts, you allow yourself to freely express yourself through any form of art—without concern for the end-product, or for what others or your inner critic may say about your creation. This helps you come closer to your true self or soul... Read More
Expressive Arts: Good for Your Soul!
For many years, I admired fantasy and science fiction writers for their amazing creativity in making up whole new worlds with strange new creatures, while writing fascinating stories. I never imagined being that creative myself. But attending the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute’s training in Expressive Arts Therapy, developed by Natalie Rogers, changed that. I explored all the art forms: movement, writing, art, music, clay-work, collage—only for self-expression, with no concern for technique or end... Read More