Charlene L. Edge
My enterprise, New Wings Press, LLC, published my new memoir in November, 2016: Undertow: My Escape from the Fundamentalism and Cult Control of The Way International.
Undertow is available from major booksellers and independent bookstores.
Charlene spent seventeen years in The Way (1970–1987). Since then, she earned a B.A. in English from Rollins College’s and became a published a poet and prose writer. She worked for more than a decade as a technical and proposal writer in the software industry. Her poetry has been featured on WMFE-FM's Poetic Logic and published in The Florida Writer magazine, the Tampa Writers Alliance’s Wordsmith, and the Rollins Book of Verse 1885–2010; her essays have appeared in Shifting Gears: Small, Startling Moments In and Out of the Classroom and ICSA Today, magazine of the International Cultic Studies Association. She is a sought-after guest speaker, and a member of the Florida Writers Association, the Authors Guild, and ICSA. She lives in Florida with her husband, Dr. Hoyt L. Edge. Charlene blogs about their travel adventures, writing, cults, fundamentalism, and other topics at: http://charleneedge.com.
Awards and Recognition
- Undertow is listed in BookRiot's 100 must-read books about cult life. Visit: http://bookriot.com/2017/01/27/100-must-read-books-about-life-in-cults/