Bette J. Freedson, L.I.C.S.W., L.C.S.W., C.G.P. is a clinical social worker and certified group psychotherapist based in Southern Maine. She earned her master's degree in social work from the Boston University School of Social Work and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts.
Throughout her career as a clinician in private practice, as well as a speaker and writer, Freedson has worked with hundreds of children, parents, adults, couples, and groups to help them relieve the stress that interferes with success in life. The knowledge she has collected from years of experiences working with single mothers, as well as from her own personal experience as a single mother, has provided the material for Soul Mothers' Wisdom: Seven Insights for the Single Mother.
A sought-after speaker and media expert, Freedson has been featured on radio shows, websites and magazines including "Spiritually Speaking," "Start Feeling Better Now," Education.com, Help Starts Here (the consumer website for the National Association of Social Workers), Woman's Day, Working Mother Magazine and Calgary's Child Magazine.
She lives in South Berwick, ME.
Antonio Albóndiga is sent to Sardinia after mishaps in his homeland, and is eventually banished to the village of Orune. Half the villagers—including Sarda and Shardana—follow a pre-Christian religion, while the other half observe a makeshift version of Catholicism and paganism.
Hate holds the priest's heart hostage, and he scorns Sarda and Shardana's adherence to ancient ways. Despite their suspicions, the healers and their village attempt not only to accept the stranger but to transform him.