Neelou Malekpour, Dylan Tomine and Erin Lane
On the Podcast: Neelou Malekpour, Dylan Tomine, and Erin S. Lane

In this episode, meet SMUDGED founder Neelou Malekpour, author of The Art of Sacred Smoke, Patagonia ambassador and conservation advocate Dylan Tomine, author of Headwaters, and writer and theologian Erin S. Lane, author of Someone Other Than a Mother. Listen in to hear what inspired these authors to write their audiobooks, and what they’re most excited for audiobook listeners to hear.

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With The Art of Sacred Smoke, Neelou Malekpour shares the rituals that are essential to aligning and calibrating your energy. Learn how to use the natural ingredients she employs in her practices from rose petals to palo santo, and how to source them responsibly.

Dylan Tomine takes us to the far reaches of the planet in search of fish and adventure, with keen insight, a strong stomach and plenty of laughs along the way. Headwaters traces the evolution of a lifelong angler’s priorities from fishing to the survival of the fish themselves. It is a book of remarkable obsession, environmental awareness shaped by experience, and hope for the future.

Author: Erin S. Lane
Read By: Erin S. Lane

As a young Catholic girl who grew up in the American Midwest on white bread and Jesus, Erin S. Lane was given two options for a life well-lived: Mother or Mother Superior. Interweaving Lane’s story with those of other women—including singles and couples, stepparents and foster parents, the infertile and the ambivalent—Someone Other Than a Mother challenges the social scripts that put moms on an impossible pedestal and shame childless women and nontraditional families for not measuring up.

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