Joanna Gawn and Ron Dickerson are two best friends writing as The Lazuli Portals. They ♥ storytelling, reading, crystals, music, sci-fi, chocolate, cats and France. :-)
After being made redundant from her office job (which did at least let her indulge her passion for numbers), Joanna became an energy-healing practitioner, which is what led to her love of crystal energies, Reiki, and mindfulness. She also enjoys spending time in natural landscapes such as Dartmoor and Brittany, and visiting National Trust gardens. She and her husband are owned by two cats. Joanna is a chocoholic, and is also partial to cake and Breton cidre.
Ron is a Cornishman with a background in rugby, business and Round Table/Rotary; perhaps not the expected connections for writing spiritual adventure novels! He has a deep love of books and superb writing. Ron is an intuitive natural healer (and also a natural comedian!) He and his wife are also partial to being owned by cats.
Writing their first novel, The Cordello Quest, was a life-changing experience, and led to the second book of the Lazuli Portals Trilogy, Mosaic of Light. The third novel is currently being edited and readied for publication. As Joanna is a "spoonie" (health issues result in massive fatigue, brain fog, and other symptoms which make writing and daily life difficult) then things can take a little (or a lot!) longer than expected or planned.
Joanna and Ron also write short stories (their ebooks The House of the Stormwind, Crystal, Fire and Water, and Dark Perfume are also available from some e-retailers), as well as flash fiction and poetry. Joanna and Ron are current members of a Writers' Circle in Devon.