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Pinkie Paranya

Pinkie Paranya (who also writes under the name, P. K. Paranya) is an established writer, with 12 novels, more than 50 poems, and multiple gardening articles to her credit.

She is also an artist whose paintings and photographs have been shown in several galleries, a master gardener, and an advocate for children and animals.

Her volunteer work has included being a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in juvenile court, editing the CASA newsletter, co-founding Planned Pethood of Yuma that helps provide spaying and neutering services, being a mentor for aspiring writers, forming a writing group in Yuma, Arizona, and judging writing contests.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Pinkie attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She traveled by motor home all over America with her late husband, Andy, who was a professional photographer.

During the five years that Andy was assigned photographic work in Alaska, Pinkie developed an acute interest in the lives and history of the native Inuit people of the arctic region. Her research resulted in the creation of the Women of the Northland trilogy, of which the first two books, Raven Woman, and Tiana, Gift of the Moon, have been published, winning praises and awards.