Nelli Kite (writing pseudonym, real name N. Horrigan) – an artist and writer. Originally from Kazakhstan, immigrated to Australia in 1997, where completed PhD in ecology and published many articles in international scientific journals. Lived, worked and volunteered in Russia, Canada, USA, Europe, Japan, India, Nepal and South East Asia.
Left her career in 2008 for the pursuit of enlightenment and spent several years in formal Buddhist monastic environment and solitary retreats around the world. Experienced powerful spiritual awakening in 2010 while living in Zen Center of Los Angeles under the guidance of Roshi Egyoki.
Currently works as freelancer, lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Other pages: nellihorriganart.com