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Kate Sexton embarked on the journey that would lead her to write this book at age ten when she confronted local religious leaders, refusing to become baptized without verifiable justification for dedicating her life to Jesus. Over the next four years she voraciously studied world religions, often forced to hide books inside the covers of others at the library, until she reached her own conclusions about life and god. In the end, she shared her Aunt Nell’s core belief that nothing lasts forever.
These findings satisfied Kate until a boyfriend introduced her to Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. This began a ten-year quest for knowledge that would lead to the first drafts of The Siren Chronicles. The deeper Kate delved, the more she detected a theme—the mysterious origins of the Indo-Europeans, the destruction they wrought in their quest to dominate the civilized world, and their brutal suppression of women.
During her years of research Kate discovered Marija Gimbutas’ groundbreaking archeological findings, Bryan Sykes genetic work, numerous authors on linguistics and the origins of Indo-European languages, Merlin Stone, James George Frazer, and so many others whose works, each dog-eared and marked with highlighter, now fill seven bookcases.
A proud fourth generation working woman, Kate Sexton volunteers and works with local visual, literary, and performing art groups supporting programs for young people to find their bliss through art. She resides in Ojai, California.