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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Margaret Dubay Mikus, Ph.D.  

Pen Name: Margaret Dubay Mikus

Genre: Poetry

Born: in Detroit, Michigan

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Illinois Connection

Mikus has lived in the Chicago area since 1976.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mikus published an eBook of poetry and photographs in January of 2011. The title is ''Letting Go and New Beginnings: A Mother's Poetic Journey''. It can be found at [] and []. She also has a CD, ''Full Blooming: Selections from a Poetic Journal'' where she reads selected poems (and sings three songs) from her books: ''As Easy as Breathing'' and ''Letting Go and New Beginnings''. The CD is available at [].

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

As Easy as Breathing: Reclaiming Power for Healing and Transformation—Poems, Letters and Inner Listening
ISBN: 0595235565

Writers Club Press. 2002

As Easy as Breathing is the moving story of a woman's struggle and triumph over cancer told through poems, letters, and conversations with Spirit. This book is a spiritual journey through a dark night of the soul and into the light beyond. The author's body-mind-spirit was healed, her relationships were healed, her life profoundly transformed. She learned to live deeply, using everything as an opportunity for growth and clarity. Sometimes funny, always graceful, honest and inspiring, this hope-filled book is particularly relevant in these troubled times.

"This book is for anyone going through a healing process...and that's all of us! It is so powerful and life affirming. What tremendous insights!" (Chris Belz)


2010 Eric Hoffer Award, Honorable Mention in Self-help/Spiritual for ''As Easy as Breathing: Reclaiming Power for Healing and Transformation—Poems, Letters and Inner Listening''

2012 Global E-Book Awards Honorable Mention in Parenting/Family Non-Fiction and for International Book Awards Finalist in E-Book Autobiography/ Biography/ Memoir ''Letting Go and New Beginnings: A Mother's Poetic Journey''

Speaking Engagements

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