Mj Pettengill is an author and social historian with a focus on cultural narrative and traditions, historical and intergenerational trauma integration, ancestral healing, and social welfare development.
She has a background in Civil War Musicology and trumpet performance. Before transitioning to the world of writing, she performed as a soloist with various musical organizations, featured in numerous Living Histories, Reenactments, and Historical Events throughout the Northeast.
Aligned with her passion for nature and the ancient healing customs of her ancestors, Mj practices the art of gathering and preparing wild food and plant medicine.
She creates in her woodland studio on a farm nestled deep in the wilds of New Hampshire.
Mj completed undergraduate studies in social history, theology, music, and psychology. She has an MFA in creative writing.