My name is Z Egloff. I am a writer, speaker, and musician. I’m also a goofball, a nerd, and a smart ass.
I started out in this world as Elizabeth, but everyone called me Betsy. Except my grandmother, who thought it sounded like a nickname for a cow. Moo.
I was raised in Oberlin, Ohio. It was an amazing place to grow up. It had the culture of a college town combined with the simplicity and friendliness of the Midwest. Like Mayberry R.F.D with hippies.
I went to Amherst College in Massachusetts and majored in English. I wasn’t sure what to do with an English major, other than speak English, so I moved to Cape Cod and ran a small farm. I had no idea what I was doing, but I figured it out. I pulled weeds and drove a tractor. It was amazing.
When I was twenty-three years old, I discovered God. Not the mean-old-man-in-the-sky God I grew up hearing about. The God I found was an infinite essence of Love. It changed my life. I rarely talked about it.
After I turned thirty, I migrated to the San Francisco Bay Area to get a degree in Spiritual Psychology. When my degree was complete, I moved up to Sonoma County to work with high-risk teenagers. Teenagers are a lot easier to deal with if you’re not related to them.
After a while, I started feeling a pull to deepen my spirituality. I did A Course in Miracles, which inspired a desire to write fiction. Most of my earlier work was centered around lesbians. Given that Christ consciousness is the source of A Course in Miracles, I like to say that the lesbian fiction was Christ’s idea.
My first novel, Verge, was published in 2009. Another, Leap, came out in early 2013. In the meantime I’m back in school, getting a Masters in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute. I’m a busy person. My life is amazing and fun and sometimes hard.
It’s all in the blog.
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