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About the Author

Under her birth name: "Pamela Longfellow," Ki Longfellow published her first two novels.  China Blues (HarperCollins/Doubleday) was the object of a bidding war between rival London publishers and became an alternate Book-of-the-Month Club selection in Canada, a best seller in Sweden, and was optioned in Hollywood by the legendary producing team of David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck.

Her second novel, Chasing Women (HarperCollins), was also optioned by Hollywood, and twice adapted for the screen.

As Ki Longfellow (a name her late husband, Vivian Stanshall , dreamed was hers), her third novel: The Secret Magdalene was published by Eio Books in late March, 2005.  Less than six months later, the book was pre-empted by the Crown division of Random House.  To date, it's been translated into French, Spanish, Czech, and Chinese.

Nancy Savoca, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and her husband Rich Guay, traveled to Vermont to persuade Longfellow to option the rights to The Secret Magdalene.  Savoca and Longfellow found they were seeking the same thing: a way to talk about personal divinity.  The movie is in pre-production.

Longfellow was asked to contribute an essay to Dan Burstein's bestselling "Secrets" series.  This fourth book in the series, entitled Secrets of Mary Magdalene: The Untold Story of History's Most Misunderstood Woman, also includes contributions by Elaine Pagels, Tori Amos, Margaret Starbird and Karen L. King. Burstein's book came out in September of 2006 and is still going strong.

The second in Longfellow's trilogy on the Divine Feminine, Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandria speaks of the extraordinary Hypatia of Alexandria, the greatest and virtually last of the world's pagan teachers.  Alexandria's Hypatia lived in times very like our own times where "the faithful" kill to defend their beliefs.

Longfellow is now working on the third book in her trilogy: The Time of the Bee.

Late April 2011 saw a huge departure in content and style with the publication of Houdini Heart.  Longfellow's first tale of supernatural horror was selected to compete for the 2011 Bram Stoker Award in the Best Novel category.

April 2013 saw the publication of another departure for Longfellow.  Her first three noir mystery books starring Sam Russo, Private Eye were published simultaneously.

To date, her work is available in nine languages: Spanish, Swedish, Hebrew, English, German, Chinese, Icelandic, French and Czech.  There are also audio versions of China Blues available from Soundings in Great Britain, while The Secret Magdalene is internationally available from Books On Tape.

In 2003, the celebratory script of her "comic opera" was published by Sea Urchin Press in Holland.  Called Stinkfoot, a Comic Opera, and co-written with her husband, the late Vivian Stanshall, lead singer and songwriter of England's very beloved Bonzo Dog Band, Stinkfoot was produced twice: once for Ki's Showboat in Bristol's Floating Harbour, England, and once for London's West End.  The show garnered glowing national reviews in the Times, the Guardian, and the Independent.

She's also written for Cream Magazine, Ms Magazine, and Rolling Stone.

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