Pinkie Paranya (who also writes under the name,
P. K. Paranya) is an established writer, with 12 novels, more than 50 poems,
and multiple gardening articles to her credit.
She is also an artist
whose paintings and photographs have been shown in several galleries, a
master gardener, and an advocate for children and animals.
Her volunteer work has included being a Court Appointed
Special Advocate (CASA) in juvenile court, editing the CASA newsletter,
co-founding Planned Pethood of Yuma that helps provide spaying
and neutering services, being a mentor for aspiring writers, forming a
writing group in Yuma, Arizona, and judging writing contests.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Pinkie attended
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She traveled by motor home all
over America with her late husband, Andy, who was a professional
During the five years that Andy was assigned photographic
work in Alaska, Pinkie developed an acute interest in the lives and
history of the native Inuit people of the arctic region. Her research
resulted in the creation of the Women of the Northland trilogy,
of which the first two books, Raven Woman, and Tiana, Gift of
the Moon, have been published, winning praises and awards.