Written content on this website has been a collaboration of many people. Every article that is written and published is produced by a combination of experts in the industry and professional writers. The following is a list of authors who we would like to give a special thanks to, for their large contribution to the site’s written assets.

Afiya Orara

Afiya Orara is a writer from Gary, Indiana. She is also a crystal healer and medicine woman. Her lineage is Choctaw and Blackfoot. During the spring of 2013, during a vision she received the name Rainbow Eagle Crystal Medicine Woman from her ancestors. Afiya has many pieces of turquoise from her ancestors as well as from her travels to the far east.

Andrew Fenner

Andrew is a writer and content editor from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Andrew specializes in knowledge of turquoise mines, gem identification, and general Southwestern history.

Brenda DeHaan


Brenda DeHaan is a Certified Crystal Healer through the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy, is a member of the World Metaphysical Association, and is a Healing Touch Level 1 practitioner. She is also a school librarian, English teacher, freelance writer, and jewelry creator. Wire-wrapping semiprecious tumbled gemstones is her specialty; her jewelry may be viewed at Her writing has been published in many forms, from greeting card verses and a t-shirt slogan to newspaper and magazine articles. She is the author of three books:  Rockin’ Crystals: How Healing Crystals Can Rock Your Life; The Craft Fair Vendor Guidebook: Ideas to Inspire; and Crafty Decluttering.  

The bolded part is the change.  I no longer want my Lindy Malone pen name or Ask Bella book mentioned.  I hope this will be OK.

All three of my books are available in paperback and e-book versions.  Here’s a link to one of them:

Debra Doggett

Debra is a technical and creative writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has vast knowledge in Native American and New Mexico history with experience working in local Museums around the state. Debora has performed artist interviews and written blog articles for Turquoise Skies.  See Blog Articles by Debra Doggett

Jeffrey Bacon

Jeffery is a researcher and academic writer from Tularosa, New Mexico. He is specializes in Native and Latin American Studies.  Jeffery is also faculty representative for a Native American Student Group at NMSU. He has contributed tremendously to the research and writing of the Native American Jewelry and art guides here on the site as well as written blog articles on related topics. See Blog Articles by Jeffery Bacon

Mathew Shepardson

Mathew is a writer from Aztec, New Mexico. Mathew has contributed tremendously to the written content on the website from blog posts and technical writing, to jewelry descriptions.