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About Cedar Koons

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Cedar Koons (C.R.), is a widely published writer of nonfiction, fiction and poetry.  Her nonfiction includes academic and research articles published in peer reviewed journals, and a full length self-help book for clients of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions: Take Control of BPD with DBT, (New Harbinger 2016).


Her fiction includes the Sheriff Ulysses Walker series:  Murder at Sleeping Tiger, (out in 2022), Water to Die For (due out in early 2024) and Fire on Ute Mountain, (due in 2025) all from Camel Press.


Cedar’s new poetry book, Bourbon and Branch Water, Kelsay Books, 2023 is an intimate memoir of her life and times in free and formal verse.


Cedar worked as a psychotherapist and consultant in DBT for over 30 years.  She is retired from clinical practice.  Cedar lives in the village of Dixon, New Mexico, on the Rio Embudo with her husband Edward, a photographer.

Read more about all books authored by Cedar.

“Two things are certain: The path through suffering involves an active practice of mindfulness; the way is much smoother and direct when guided by a skilled, compassionate, and astute teacher. Cedar Koons, a gifted writer, inspiring mindfulness practitioner, and DBT master, is just that person…”
                                                                                                                     Linda A. Dimeff, PhD, Editor of DBT in Clinical Practice: Applications Across Disorders and Settings


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