Margaret Cheasebro

Margaret Cheasebro


I am a freelance writer. I have written many magazine articles about people, places and the cultures of the Four Corners area. I also write about alternative healing methods. I have written two books related to trees. One is a young adult fantasy novel. The other is a non-fiction book about the benefits of connecting with trees; it includes exercises and tools to help us stay more grounded and balanced and to navigate life more gracefully.

As a journalist, I have won awards from the New Mexico Press Association, New Mexico Press Women, the New Mexico Medical Society, and National Federation of Press Women. At various times I have been a correspondent for the Albuquerque Journal and the Four Corners Business Journal, newspaper reporter and bureau chief for The Daily Times of Farmington, NM, and managing editor of the Aztec Independent Review.

My articles have appeared in a variety of magazines from Good Housekeeping, Guideposts and E.P.I.C. to Majestic Living, and New Mexico Magazine.

My ebook, Healing and Growing with Reiki: Exploring Reiki I, II, and III (Reiki Master), is available as a Kindle ebook through at http:/​/​​Healing-Growing-Reiki-Exploring-Master-ebook/​dp/​B0086DXSSO.

Both my young adult fantasy novel, The Healing Tree, and my non-fiction book, Healing with Trees: Finding a Path to Wholeness, are available from Casa de Snapdragon at and through several Internet sites, among them Amazon. They both were finalists in the New Mexico/​Arizona Book Awards.

After retiring as an elementary school counselor in 2005, I now devote my time to writing articles and books and to practicing several different kinds of alternative healing work, including Reiki, a form of relaxation and stress relief that helps the body to heal more easily.

I am a Reiki Master and have a PhD in metaphysics, a masters degree in psychology, counseling and guidance, and a bachelors degree in humanities with an English emphasis.

I enjoy reading, hiking, playing the piano and competing in table tennis.

Selected Works

Alternative healing
Learn about Reiki, an alternative healing technique, with detailed information for both the curious and advanced practitioners.
Young adult novel
Three children meet on their way to summer camp near Aztec, New Mexico. They don't think they know each other, but they discover that through time they have been chased by an evil woman. She wants their blood so she can stay young, and she wants their powerful connection with nature so she can control the world. When the children arrive at camp, they discover the evil woman is waiting for them! They must work together and believe in themselves and their powerful gifts if they stand a chance of keeping the evil woman from ruling the world. Finalist in the 2015 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.
Non-fiction book
Discover the benefits of connecting with trees, including exercises and tools to help navigate life more easily. Finalist in the 2017 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.
Magazine Articles
Celebrating the lifestyle, community and culture of the Four Corners.

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