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 at age 11 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 sale was best-selling Killing Time - the controversial Star Trek novel which was recalled in 1984 (making the first edition a rare collector's item) - and which was the foundational plot for the Star Trek "Reboot" movie.
Altogether, there are 4 books in the Quantum Shaman series. In addition to Quantum Shaman (Diary of a Nagual Woman), there is also Scrawls On the Walls of the Soul (a continuation of the journey a few years later); Questions Along the Way (dialogs with seekers confronting the difficult questions raised by their own journey); and Into the Infinite (the author's personal experiences with the paranormal). 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 Sons of Neverland (an award-winning vampire novel); No Forwarding Address (a science fiction quest of a man who has the stars in his eyes and a woman in his heart); and Coyote (a young adult sci-fi 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.