Anne-Marie’s work is inspired by her ancestral research in her Irish Celtic and Finnish Sámi (indigenous Finno-Ugric) roots which shows up in all of her writing. She draws from her work as a death doula, a nurse assistant, meditation instructor, Reiki Master Teacher and mother of three. She lives in the Northeast Kindgom of Vermont where she practices magic, community deathcare, trains her Siberian Husky and delights in her family’s love.

Image of Anne-Marie. Long blond hair, blue eyes, light skin.

After two decades of professional event coordination for weddings, fashion shows, concerts, festivals and conferences, Anne-Marie halted everything to work with the elderly. Propelled by her work with the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and her love of an elderly homeless man, she became a Hospice volunteer in 2013. She continued her path of care as a licensed nurse assistant from 2013-2016 and worked with the elderly in residential care and as a private duty nurse. She was the only full time over-night “nurse” and cared for a home of 12 elderly residents. During this time she was also the director of Meals on Wheels in the capitol of Vermont and studied community herbalism.

Anne-Marie is a published author,  Reiki Master Teacher, meditation and basic goodness instructor and has 12 years training in Shambhala Buddhist teachings. For more than a decade she has worked with children and teens (ages 3-18) as a teacher at Karmê Chöling Meditation Center and co-led week long over night teen retreats. She has completed Level I Dying With Confidence training in Phowa with Anyen Rinpoche, completed “This Sacred Journey: Living Purposefully and Dying Fearlessly” with Pema Chodron and is nearing certification for becoming a Feeding Your Demons facilitator with Lama Tsultrim Allione where her focus has been on opening conversations with death. Anne-Marie has passed the National Home Funeral Alliance Proficiency test, is a Life-Cycle Funeral Celebrant and is currently in school for Funeral Director Certificate in the state of Vermont. 

Become A Village Deathcare Citizen

Spirit forests, werewolves and magical saunas keep Tiger and her friends intrigued while they put their intuitive powers and death doula skills to use. Book two in the Ancient Death Doula Series brings Tiger and her friends to her Finnish relative’s country Inn in Vermont. Shrouded in mystery, the five aim to discover what happened to Tiger’s missing (or dead?) uncle while caring for her aunt and all while running the Inn themselves.

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