Branwen OShea has collected unusual stories and animal friends since childhood, when wild creatures waited on her porch for help. She helped found a cat rescue and has shared her home with an opossum, skunks, raccoons, and a crow. Her interest in communicating with animals was matched by a keen urge to help people connect with themselves and the natural world through stories.
To this end, Branwen expanded her writing skills and became a licensed counselor, yoga teacher, and studied with teachers in various traditions. She has taught wilderness appreciation classes and workshops on the equine-human bond, and presented on Equine Facilitated Learning at the 2015 CT Conference of the National Association of Social Workers.
When not creating her own stories, Branwen runs her counseling private practice for teens, and contracts with nonprofits to design program development and write their workshop guides. She holds a B.A. in Biology, a B.S. in Psychology, and an MSW.