Chrystine Julian currently lives in Redlands, CA but was raised on the east side of the Mississippi near St. Louis. The powerful, often muddy flow of the river is a metaphor of her life. She has been a corporate executive, business writer, standup comic, minister, mystic, medium, recording artist, workshop leader, drum circle facilitator and writer. She often mixes verse with percussion performed on instruments from her extensive collection of world music drums and noise toys. Her poetry varies from social commentary, to mystic, sensual and then on to the outright silly. She has published two poetry collections: Sensual Spirit – poetry and thoughts from the place where body and soul meet (Pawpress 2007) and Meandering Mindfulness – poetry from the place where wonder and Wander merge (Pawpress 2009). She also leads workshops based on her poem, The Dragon.