Ronna Jevne


The Personal Me

I laugh a lot, love deeply, and have a thirst for adventure. I believe life is not a problem; it is an experience to be lived. My pen and my camera are constant companions. I am blessed with a wonderful village of friends and family. I have gone digital in my darkroom, and for the most part, vegan in my kitchen. I am passionate about photography, and I manage to stay fit while wishing it didn’t require exercise.

I live on eight acres of heaven, share my life with my husband, Hal Martin, and until recently, our dog Spirit. Hal and I are life long friends who had amazing partners. In a brief window, we both lost our spouses. We now share our lives.

The Professional Me

I loved every day of my life as a psychologist and professor.  I have had the privilege of working in education, health care, corrections, and academia. Over the years, I have seen extraordinary courage in the midst of life’s most serious challenges. I have worked with incredible colleagues achieving seemingly impossible tasks. One of the highlights was my contribution to the only research center in the world that studies hope. It is now in its 28th year.

I stepped back from the mainstream of professional life to be with my husband in the last chapter of his life.

Life has given me new opportunities on all fronts. In this new chapter of my professional life, writing is central. My role in the Prairie Wind Writing Center, a partnership with my present husband, Hal, is to take the lead in designing workshops/retreats, writing books, and promoting therapeutic writing with clients and professionals.

I have a bushel of credentials and experience to complement this new adventure, please refer to my professional web site for more information You are also welcome to request a short version of my vitae by email.



Special Offers

With proof of purchase of 10 or more books, Ronna offers a free, 40 minute conference session.