Doren is an artist, musician, educator and freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California.
Doren began collecting poetry and short stories in original handcrafted books. She has published poetry in several anthologies, the most recent: "Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles" by Tia Chuchas Press; and "2016 In The Words of Women International Anthology", Yellow Chair Press. "When You Can't Scream... Or 10 Reasons Why I Smoke" is Doren's first solo multiple print work.
A life-long lover of music, Doren discovered jazz in her early 20's and went on to earn her BA in Music with a jazz emphasis from Sonoma State University in 1995. In addition, she holds both general and education specialist credentials from California State University Northridge, and has worked for over 26 years as an educator and consultant.
Doren is an avid reader of many genres and a life-long fan of science fiction. When her childhood Star Trek play group wouldn’t let her be Spock because she was a girl, she vowed then and there, to go where no man has gone before.
Current Projects: writing metaphysical sci-fi series with a female protagonist; illustrating a children's book - multimedia collage; youtube: OneVoiceEchoes music and poetry videos; Doren's blog, Many Windows, One Doren unique perspective on topics such as music, poetry, science fiction and the heART of being human.