Girl God Books

Girl God Books is a collaborative effort, created by Trista Hendren with help from her husband, Anders, and mother, Pat Daly.

Trista Hendren is the creator of The Girl God series and a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach with Imagine a Woman International. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she lives in Bergen, Norway with her family.

Pat Daly is a mother of three daughters and proud grandma. A published author/writer on career and job search issues, Pat lives in Portland, Oregon. She has edited all of The Girl God books from the beginning.

Elisabeth Slettnes is a world-renowned artist living in Lillehammer, Norway. She primarily works with oil and acrylic paintings on canvas. Elisabeth illustrated the first 3 books, The Girl GodMother Earth and Tell Me Why. You can see more of Elisabeth’s paintings

Arna Baartz is an artist, writer, educator and poet. She has been finger-painting from the beginning when her father, also creative, encouraged her by taping paper to the walls of their home and letting her loose with paint. As a result, she is an expressive artist with a belief in non-judgement, often purposely leaving her ‘mistakes’ in an attempt to allow the unfolding to participate in a finished piece. Arna influenced by her mother's creative story telling, also enjoys stringing words together to create a feeling. Poetry and writing fill many secret corners of her colourful life. 

Her arts practice ranges in extremes from the creation of small and playful to large and serious. Most of Arna’s work is an extension of her philosophical nature, bringing her gifts of personal insight and joy. Arna has won and been selected for many art awards including those of prestige and has had both art and words published extensively around the globe. Her first and favourite claim to fame however, was being held upside down and used as a paintbrush by Australian Artist, John Olsen. This fun was had at a workshop in St. John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, 1973. Her writing and poetry has also been published throughout the world in a plethora of magazines and online forums.

Arna is delighted to have the opportunity to create in this lifetime. Her art, words and poetry are transcendental to a degree and offer the intention of unconditional love and hopefully a little dab of inspiration to anyone else on a similar journey. Arna's more recent publications include, New Love - a reprogramming toolbox for undoing the knots (co-authored with Trista Hendren), My Abundant Universe, The Creative Warrior, The Animals Know it and The Sun is in my Mouth.

Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. has been on a Goddess path since 1979. She is the author ofPaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion, which fuses the indigenous traditions of Old Europe with scientific theory, feminism and a poetic relationship with place.She now lives in country Australia. Glenys has facilitated Seasonal ceremony for decades, taught classes, and mentored apprentices. She is the author of the children’s book My Name is Medusa, and co-editor of the anthology Re-visioning Medusa: from Monster to Divine Wisdom. In 2014, Glenys co-facilitated the Mago Pilgrimage to Korea with Dr. Helen Hwang. Glenys is a contributor to Goddessses in World Culture edited by Patricia Monaghan (2011), and toForemothers of the Women’s Sprituality Movement edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble (2015). She produced PaGaian Cosmology Meditations CDs, and teaches a year-long on-line course "Celebrating Cosmogenesis in the Wheel of the Year" for both hemispheres. Her website is

Tamara Albanna has always been connected to the Goddess, even when she didn’t realize it. As a Doula and Childbirth Educator, she witnessed divinity first hand through other women. Now as a writer, Reiki healer and Tarot reader, she hopes to help others overcome their difficult pasts while healing with the Divine Mother. She has published two books on Inanna—Inanna's Ascent: Reclaiming Female Power (co-edited with Trista Hendren and Pat Daly) and My Name is Inanna—as well as two poetry chapbooks, As I Lay By the Tigris and Weep and Rosewater. Tamara currently resides in Europe with her family.

Monette Chilson, author of My Name is Lilith (Girl God, 2017) and Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga (Bright Sky Press, 2013) writes about God in the feminine and the feminine in God. She speaks to groups big and small, in both lecture and workshop settings. She’s written for publications including Yoga Journal, Integral Yoga Magazine and Elephant Journal and has contributed to numerous anthologies, most recently Yoga Wisdom: Warrior Tales Inspiring You On and Off Your Mat and Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak. She was awarded an Illumination Book Award gold medal, as well as the Hoffer Small Press and First Horizon Awards. Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves is the first anthology she’s edited. Connect on Twitter and Instagram (@MonetteChilson) or explore her work at

Susan Morgaine is a Daughter of the Goddess, Priestess, Witch, Writer, Healer, Yogini. Her writings can be found on, and, along with The Girl God Anthologies, Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak and Jesus, Mohammed and the GoddessInanna's Ascent and Original Resistance—as well as Mago Publications She Rises, Volume 2, and Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess. She has also been published inJareeda and SageWoman magazines. She is the author of My Name is Isis, the Egyptian Goddess, the fourth of the “My Name Is………” series of children’s books published by The Girl God. She is currently co-editing On the Wings of Isis: A Woman's Path to Sovereignty, which is scheduled for Summer 2021.

Susan is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through Imagine A Woman International founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching Kundalini Yoga classes, Goddess Spirituality workshops and Priestesses a local Red Tent. She is a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be reached at and her website is

Jessica Johnson is a contemporary witch and tarot reader who has been on the pagan path for about 20 years. Jessica is a mom of 3 active kids and also runs a tarot reading business, Stellar Tarot. Jessica loves to garden, read, write, paint, and knit. She has a YouTube channel, StellarRainDancer which is dedicated to talking about tarot, witchcraft, shamanism, and pagan parenting. She has been a Daughter of the Morrigan for a few years now, and is committed to bringing a modern, fresh take to the pagan community on working with traditionally darker goddesses. Her first book, My Name is The Morrigan, was published in 2018. She is currently co-editing Warrior Queen: Answering the Call of The Morrigan, which is scheduled for Summer 2021.


Photo:Melissa Ponder
Lennée Reid is trying to make sense of it all and find peace. They facilitate meditation and speak about all kinds of social justice issues including race, feminism, poverty, being a survivor and the environment. Lennée has featured and slammed across the USA and is published in;Farm to Table, The UPS Dirt! Project, Creative Colloquy, The Bus Stop Project, Tattoosday, Lost Tower, Panegyria, Works In Progress, Spectrum Women, Strangefoot, and her chapbooks Universal State of Mind andQi Woo Mojo Juju published by The Girl God. She also contributed to Single Mothers Speak on Patriarchy and Inanna's Ascent. She was The Olympia Peoples Mic first WOWPS representative, opened for Pussy Riot, was heard on Paradigms, Tell It Slant, and Wheel of Wonder.

Her spoken word poetry album The Second Coming of Matriarchy is available at

Follow her @lenneereid and her blog "asliceofmysticpi" at

The Girl God Videos

The Girl God video is narrated by Arika Rapson.



The Mother Earth video is narrated by Arika Rapson.