Michael D. Warden has been working professionally as a writer and editor since 1989. After several years as Managing Editor for a large publishing house in Colorado, he stepped into the adventure of writing full time. In addition to his fantasy trilogy The Pearlsong Refounding, he has written several non-fiction books, and contributed to more than 150 other books and magazines.
“I suppose you could say I’ve always been a son of two worlds—the natural and the spiritual. It was the inevitable result of my upbringing, I realize now. What else could come of being raised close to the earth as I was, working the soil in the small towns of Texas where folks still live, for the most part, by the laws of decency and common sense…and at the same time growing up the son of a preacher, a man of God who spent his days opening windows to heaven, and imploring his flock to look up and see the reality of the divine at work in their ordinary lives. From early on, I learned to see the world with two sets of eyes”
“It seems only natural to me that I became a writer. I needed a medium, a mechanism, to express the way I experienced the world. For some it’s art, for others music—for me, it was pen and ink. I’ve always been fascinated by the magic of words—their ability to carry you away to some other place, show you wonderful things you’ve never seen. But more than that, the real power of words rests in their ability to forge relationships across vast distances of space and time. To read authors like C.S. Lewis or A.W. Tozer, and through the writing actually come to know their hearts and minds, is a miraculous transaction that continues to astound me.”
In addition to being a writer, Michael is also a Professional Co-Active Coach, nationally trained through the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA. He is an active member of the International Coach Federation. Michael’s clients are typically influencers and visionaries at heart. Whether they are solo professionals, business leaders, writers, artists, ministers, or students—their one common trait is their passion to go after the “biggest life” they can live. They want to know what they’re here for, and go after that vision in a way that brings positive change to the world.
“As for coaching—well, they say it’s rare to find one ‘dream job’ in a lifetime. But I’ve found two. As with writing, coaching has a power all its own—the power of a forged alliance between two willing souls working together toward a worthy goal. I love the synergy of it all, the creativity, the inspiration, and the work. My clients inspire me with their courage, and their willingness to move with passion and tenacity toward the life of their deepest dreams. There are few greater joys that I can imagine than watching my clients discover who they really are, and step into the bigger life they were meant to live with confidence and authenticity. My gift in that process comes in knowing that I was a part of that success.”