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Name:  Heidi Neale  

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Born: 1961 in Dearborn, MI

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Neale lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Heidi Neale earned her B.A. from Michigan State University and her J.D. from DePaul College of Law. While there, she was a member of the DePaul Law Review and managing editor of the Health Law Journal. She is a writer, activist and entrepreneur residing in Chicago. Her novels, The Coming of a New Millennium and 2004: An Olympic Odyssey, which she co-wrote with Nick Manolukas, weave their passion for mysticism, comparative mythology, archeology, history, anthropology, feminism and spirituality into a vision of a hopeful, positive future for humanity. The eBook versions of her novels are entitled Minoan Message and Olympic Odyssey. Heidi and Nick met at the Printer's Row Book Fair and have since married.


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Titles At Your Library

2004: An Olympic Odyssey
ISBN: 0965977811

Labrys. 2004

After being scattered on the winds of time for nearly 2500 years, the Goddesses and Gods of Classical Greece reunite for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. However, the once-almighty Immortals find themselves in a reality vastly different from the one they remember, and radically different from the one we know. Zeus no longer holds dominion over the wide heavens, and Hera and Athena have reclaimed their stature as equal partners – changes brought about by the transformation of human consciousness that occurred at the turn of the Millennium. In this new reality, gender equality, social justice and sustainability are cultural norms, and human society has matured into the first global democracy on Planet Earth.

Yet, it is all at risk. The Immortals, together with the mortal heroes, Greek-American decathlete Herakles Speros and Caribbean sprinter Alanta January, must unite to stop Ares, the God of War, whose terrorist henchmen would use the power of the atom to destroy the peace. As the athletes prepare for their Olympic competitions, and Eros ignites their hearts with love, they are fatefully swept into the mythic drama. From the depths of Hades to the summit of Mount Olympus, they must successfully navigate the realm of dreams and visions if they are to fulfill their destiny of saving the Games.

The Coming of a New Millennium
ISBN: 096597782X

LABRYS. 1998

This story revives the ancient Minoan culture which, in The Chalice and the Blade, Riane Eisler refers to as the last of the partnership societies that once flourished around the globe. The authors bring the Minoans to life in a fun, near-future adventure, which weaves together archeology, Neolithic studies, comparative mythology and religion, feminine spirituality, history and CHAOS theory.


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