Episode 6.11 Laura Hays And Tracee Sioux
January 20th, 2017
Laura Davis Hays was born in Whittier, California, the only child of a theoretical physicist and librarian. When she was five, the family moved to Livermore, where her father, Don, worked at the Lawrence Radiation Lab. When a young chicken wandered into the backyard from the adjacent farm, he became the first of a series of bantam rooster pets. The backyard was a garden paradise for chickens and young girls and a mother with a green thumb. At night, Laura’s father read her adventure and fantasy stories, and taught her math. Laura began studying classical piano when she was nine, and so began her lifelong love of music.
Laura began writing fiction in 1985. Besides Incarnation, she’s the author of a fantasy novella, Ice, and The Atlantis Material, a trilogy-in-process. The Coat, part of the collection titled The Lighthouse, was inspired by a family memoir about her Danish ancestors. Great Grandmother Karkondina Holm and her sisters used to skate across the frozen sea to Copenhagen by starlight.
Jim and Laura live in an adobe house. Jim is a builder and Laura writes whenever she can, and plays piano on Sundays at Everyday Center for Spiritual Living. They ski in the winter, and enjoy watching the spectacular sunsets from their back porch. Every few months, they travel to LA where they visit Gabe, his wife, Holly, and their two beloved granddaughters, Sadie and Gemma.
Tracee Sioux is a successful author, publisher, and life coach. After struggling with the gravity of witnessing 9/11’s tragic events unfold before her own eyes in New York City & battling severe post-partum depression, Tracee sought spiritual enlightenment with relentless fervor and found her way to helping others with her work in “The Girl Revolution,” in which she sought to empower girls and their parents – she even helped some sons in these efforts.
Tracee’s work has been featured in New York Times Magazine, Forbes.com, and Today.com, as well as many online and regional publications. She won the Utah State Newspaper Association Best Photograph award and the Utah State School Board Association Award for Exceptional Journalism. She is a featured essayist in Pundit Mom’s Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. She has written for The Broad Side, Getborn Magazine, and Blog Fabulous. Sioux holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Utah in creative writing and political science and lives with her two children in Colorado.
In 2014, Sioux launched a publishing company, Sioux Ink: Soul Purpose Publishing. Sioux Ink has since published inspirational and spiritual books for others who are called to bring their own messages into the world. Click the links below to learn of both her own work and the work of authors and writers Sioux Ink has published.
Website – http://www.TraceeSioux.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/traceesioux
Twitter – https://twitter.com/traceesioux
Books – Tracee Sioux Amazon Page