I have lived in West Africa, traveled on four continents, and made my home in varied regions of the U.S. These days my writer window looks out on Austin, Texas, where mockingbirds perch in the topmost tree branches and warble their songs to the day.
I am a biographer, an occasional poet and blogger. The Story of Baha’u’llah: Promised One of All Religions is a biography of the Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith. In writing it I used the techniques of fiction to tell a true story – an approach called creative nonfiction – which readers say, “made me feel like I was there.”
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Druzelle Cederquist∗ is author of The Story of Baha’u’llah: Promised One of All Religions. Her website Luminous Realities at druzellecederquist.com features reader enrichments – videos, photos, printable timelines, maps, and more – and includes her blog Luminous Realities: Exploring the Creative Process.
Ms. Cederquist has a B.A. in English Literature, an M.A. concentration in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language), and training as a writing workshop leader. She has published poetry in World Order Magazine, Orison, and other publications, and short essays online and elsewhere.(∗pronounced Dru-ZEL SEE-der-kwist)
What else appeals to me? I love the language of poetry and of music, and that we are learning the languages of animals. I am intrigued with the science of minds, that brains change with experience, the human race evolves, and that true religion opens imagination, mind, and heart to fresh, undreamed-of possibilities. I read more nonfiction than fiction and I write to answer questions – my own and my readers’.
I especially like to hear from readers – how The Story of Baha’u’llah connects with you; any questions you may have; and how you share the book with family, friends, and community. I encourage you to peruse my website for book-related photos, videos, printable timelines, maps, and other reader enrichments.
Would you like an author visit to your community event, bookstore, or regional school? Time together to practice story-telling? Listen to a sample presentation here and contact me.
My background includes a B.A. in English Literature, an M.A. concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language, and training as an AWA writing workshop leader. I have published poetry in World Order Magazine and other publications, short essays online and elsewhere, and have facilitated writer workshops. I am currently writing a second biography, ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the Destiny of America, a companion volume to the first.
My husband and I have two grown sons. Among my plans for the future are travel to destinations as yet unvisited and the nurture of friendships old and new – and perhaps a visit to your community!
*(pronounced Dru-ZEL SEE-der-kwist)
"A Baha’i Perspective" with host Warren Odess-Gillett
There are a number of books that describe (the life of) Baha’u’llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith. What
is unique about the book that you wrote?”
An east coast interview with radio host Warren Odess-Gillett.
"Book Talk, Creativity, and FamilyMatters" with host Anjuelle Floyd
I wonder what would Baha’u’llah say to this? ” Anjuelle would say, and at the end, remarked that our interview had “opened up another reality for me.”
A west coast interview with author Anjuelle Floyd.