Marian Van Eyk McCain. BSW (Melbourne), MA, East-West Psychology(C.I.I.S. San Francisco) is a free-lance writer with publishing credits in a wide range of subjects. These include:

wellness, stress-management, psychology, psychotherapy, personal development, women's health and spirituality, aging, ecofeminist philosophy, Deep Ecology, environmental politics, organic food production and alternative technology.

She welcomes assignments for non-fiction articles of any length, essays, op-ed pieces and book reviews. She is also happy to discuss ideas for regular columns.

Editors invariably praise her style, clean copy, attention to detail, adherence to deadlines and all round co-operativeness.


1. Books

Transformation through Menopause (Bergin & Garvey, 1991)

Elderwoman: reap the wisdom, feel the power, embrace the joy
(Findhorn Press, 2002)

The Lilypad List: 7 steps to the simple life (Findhorn Press, 2004)

2. Non-fiction articles

These have appeared in:

 feminist journals: Pandora (Aus), Crone Chronicles (USA)

 "New Age" print magazines, e-zines and newspapers: Insight (Aus), Living Now (Aus), New Times (USA), Avalon (UK) Namaste (UK)

 lifestyle/cultural magazines: Resurgence (UK), Amicus Journal (UK), Troika (USA)
spiritual magazines: GreenSpirit Journal (UK)

 environmental journals: Ecos (UK), Climbing River (Aus)

 self-sufficiency publications: Earth Garden (Aus,)
Earth Garden Guide to Alternative Energy (Aus)

 rural magazines: Smallholder (UK) Country Smallholding (UK)

 local magazines and newspapers: Hartland Times, Wharf Magazine, Connect(UK) Malvern News Sheet (Aus)


3. Regular Columns

 "Grandmother's Footprint" column - Living Now (discontinued)

 "Books in Brief" column for Resurgence(UK)


4. Fiction

 Stories have been published in:

 short story collections, e.g. World Wide Writers (UK)

 General & local magazines, e.g. The Wharf Review (UK)


 Writing samples - click on the links below to read examples of Marian's work

Book excerpt - The Other Side of the Mountain

Articles online:

"TRUE BARGAINS" A review of ISEC (International Society for Ecology & Culture) publication Bringing the Food Economy Home Published in Resurgence

 "FARM TRIALS AND COURT TRIALS" A report of the trial of Greenpeace activists who destroyed a GM crop. Published in Ecos

 "SEEDS OF SIMPLICITY" Feature article in New Times, on the delights and joys of the simple life

"LOOKING WHERE WE ARE GOING: releasing the fear of getting old" 
Published in
Alternatives Magazine

Published in
Alternatives Magazine


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