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About Diane Olsen
Diane Olsen is the prolific writer and award-winning author of her debut book titled; "Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion," a Bronze Medal Winner awarded by Christian Illuminations Book Awards."
Diane's debut release of "Ancient Ways" is thought-provoking and an informative look at the development and evolution of religion throughout time and a well-considered concept - the idea of a connective thread of monotheistic faith throughout history from the birth of human creation. Now comes her new release and book series titled; "RISING WIND: The Thunder Beings" (Book One a Series.) Books two & three release in late spring 2021. Adapted from an original screenplay she had several years ago, she has now written it in book form for her readers to enjoy as an amazing Multicultural Fiction, Action-Adventure, with Super Natural and Mystery elements.
Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado she now lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Washington state. She was an undergrad at Colorado State University Ft. Collins: Pre-vet med, Anthropology, then attended and received her BA and MA at the University of Montana, Missoula: Anthropology, Archaeology, and Paleontology. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years.
Diane has raised two sons Andrew and Gavin, has four grandsons Dylan, Brayden, AJ, and Asher. She is an animal lover and enjoys living in Washington State with her two girls, (doggies) "Ladybug and Charlie" along with two ancient "retired" Zebra, finches, one African Black-footed Cat. She has raised sheep and goats and about 40 other species of critter over the decades.
Diane enjoys writing, reading good books, spending time with her grandkids, and cooking. A few of her favorite books are 'The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), The Upanishads, and The Great Initiates.'
Connect with Diane on Twitter @Author_Dolsen and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DianeOlsenAuthor/
When impassioned paleontologist Secora James is summoned to South America to confirm or dispel rumors of a creature long-thought extinct, she lands herself in more trouble than she had ever imagined.Secora knows that the Mapinguari, a giant ground sloth that rivals King Kong for size, is probably just a local myth dreamed up by the indigenous tribes. Or is it? Gideon Yellow Thunder is Montana’s top real estate broker and is perfectly content with his modern life, choosing to leave behind his Lakota heritage in order to lead a life of wealth and success. But when he starts having visions of bison on the open prairie, he feels compelled to act… Now two separate lives are on a collision course as Gideon sets off for the jungles of Brazil to find a woman he’s never met and protect the sacred beings he’d long given up believing in— the Thunderbirds. Could they be real after all? Or are they just a myth? Gideon’s about to find out in the adventure of a lifetime, where everything he’d pushed aside is determined to leave its mark on his life. Hoka hey! It's a good day to die. "Watch out Ruth Galloway! Here comes Secora James! James, a Vertebrate Paleontologist, is uncovering ancient mysteries and crime in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Author Diane Olsen's imagery and unique approach will be appreciated by all her readers." -Mary Thompson, publisher: The Scientist Within You series.
In order to enjoy this book you may have to suspend current beliefs, since some of the concepts may seem quite foreign at first. What if monotheism always existed, and revelations were given to all human forms. There are hints to that effect. We should not assume primitive peoples weren't smart enough to grasp the concept of a single Creator!
Too often we tweak religion to reflect our personal thoughts rather than dealing directly with the Word of God. Monotheism, today is represented by at least nine living faiths, yet praying to God alone is not enough, for many. Instead we pray to Prophets, angels, saints, ancestors, deities, even the universe.
This creates a chain of "Paths" and "Ways" which become stained, over time, by human desires for control and material benefits. And as darkness and materialism overtake one Faith, another is born, through the intervention of the Holy Spirit, which is clothed in a different form, with a new name, and very familiar teachings.
Like the Tree of Life, monotheism can be visualized as a chain linking prehistory and history, entwined with human additions, wisps and twists that produce an undulating, ultimate Yin and Yang. This constant interaction of complementary, as well as conflicting, forces and energies, exhibits both organic unity and dynamism-even war. Those who suspect there is a unified core of basic beliefs, should enjoy Ancient Ways.
Hopefully you will find precious gems to take with you.