VFA Recommended Books


Ellen Snortland

Beauty Bites Beast

ISBN: 0-9711447-0-2 Lightning Press 
2460 N. Lake Ave. #112 Altadena, CA 91001 
A vailable on 

or visit Ellen's website: www.snortland.com

As a writer producer director humorist actor, dormant lawyer, women's and children's self defense advocate, feminist homemaker, Snortland has the unique ability to speak and write with authority on subjects ranging from knitting and cooking, to S.W.A.T. team methods of close quarter hand to hand combat to the opportunities and obstacles of the professional American woman. Her perspective provides a much needed bridge of understanding between the home, university and the office in a context of feminist theory.

True to her Renaissance Woman nature, she is the author of 
Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls, (Trilogy Books, Pasadena, 1998), recently featured on Dateline NBC.

Foreword by Gavin de Beckert
Author of the national best-seller 
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence


Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls, 2001, B3 Books, (second edition) is available in bookstores and on-line.

Ms. Snortland can be reached by e-mailed at: 

References, writing samples and video tape available on request.

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