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Lonna Williams

P.O. Box 1511
Lake Arrowhead, California, United States


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I have been a writer since I was four years old, when I dictated my first poem to my
mother. I wrote fairy tales when I was a teenager. I started writing children's fantasy
stories as an adult, then turned to a science fiction novel, "Like a Tree Planted."

I am also a survivor. I survived a tragic childhood, a failed first marriage, getting a
Master's degree in English, teaching college, motherhood, and cancer.

In 1996, I got a rare form of cancer when my youngest child was just a baby. So, I wrote
about my whole cancer experience (diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, hair loss, anxiety,
depression, recovery, inspiration, etc.). I also told the story of the health care workers
and other patients I met--and the family and friends who helped me cope. In the back of
my book are cancer resources (books, websites, phone numbers, etc.). Thus "Crossing
the Chemo Room" was born.

My new fantasy novel called "Selah of the Summit" just came out. It's my response to
Harry Potter and is set in the mountains, with a female as the main character.

All my books are available through or

Interests: hiking in the mountains, figure skating, children, computers & Internet

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • "Like a Tree Planted"
  • Like a Tree Planted
  • Selah of the Summit
  • Nonfiction

  • Crossing the Chemo Room
  • I Saw You in the Moon