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Della Van Hise is a native of Florida, transplanted to California at the age of 21, who has subsequently sunk her roots into the high desert near Joshua Tree National Park. She has not personally seen any aliens since around 1992, but there is rumored to be a secret UFO base underneath her house. Della's writing started around age 11, when she would create some of the very earliest "fan fiction" on an old Smith Corona typewriter. No, not an electric one. A real antique, made of metal and heavier than a wet coffin. Her first professional novel was best-selling KILLING TIME - the controversial Star Trek novel which was recalled and re-edited in 1984 - and which was the foundational plot for the STAR TREK "Reboot" movie wherein time-tampering Romulans have changed the past and altered the future of Kirk, Spock and the Federation in general. More recently, Della has written extensively in the non-fiction genre, with titles such as QUANTUM SHAMAN: DIARY OF A NAGUAL WOMAN and SCRAWLS ON THE WALLS OF THE SOUL. "Quantum Shaman" focuses heavily on the author's metaphysical explorations and experiences, while "Scrawls" is a continuation of those journeys many years later. If you enjoyed the works of Carlos Castaneda or Don Miguel Ruiz, you'll enjoy the non-fiction works of Della Van Hise. In addition, Della has written professionally for Tomorrow Magazine and other prominent science fiction publications. Her most recent fiction works include Ragged Angels (an award-winning vampire novel); Year of the Ram (a space-faring gay romance); and COYOTE - a romantic science fiction novel combining the mystical aspects of martial arts, coming of age, and personal sacrifice. Della shares her life with her significant other, Wendy Rathbone, and a variety of cats, dogs and desert wildlife.