Alison A. Birks is a mother of two, a life-long spiritual seeker and aspiring practitioner of the Andean mystical teachings of Peru. This is her first children's book, and is based on her vision and experiences during a pilgrimage to the sacred sites of Peru in 2014. A practicing Clinical Herbalist and Nutritionist, Alison is a speaker, teacher and well-published author of topics related to natural health and wellness
Artist Linda Weston has earned many national and international awards for her colorful fine art paintings. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz. In 2001 she turned to Plein Air (outdoor) painting, as she found that Mother Nature has a healing energy. By being outdoors, not only did she feel better herself but brought that healing energy to her work for others to experience. Linda lives in Sarasota, FL with her husband, author Mark Weston.
"Lua the Llama and the Mountain of Joy is a sweet tale of discovering the grand nature of the self through the Andean connection to a living nature."
-- Joan Parisi Wilcox, author of Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q'ero of Peru.
"A jewel of a book to share with children of all ages! These precious, powerful and simple teachings from the mystical healing lineage of the Andes are played with by Alison Birks with love, respect, care and joy. Thank you sister for spreading these seeds of light"
-- Eileen O'Hare, Legacy Carrier in the mystical tradition from the Andes, Creator of The Andean Healing Energy Cards; Shamanic Journeysongs.