Maggy Whitehouse is a minister in an independent sacramental church and a stand-up comedian as well as a prolific author on Bible women and history, metaphysics and Judaic mysticism.
Her books include 'A Woman's Worth—The Divine Feminine in the Hebrew Bible,' 'Prosperity Teachings of the Bible Made Easy' and the fictional 'Miracle Man' (O-Books), a novel about a modern-day messiah who is a judge on the US X Factor. Imagine a Simon Cowell figure as Christ.
Her other fiction books include 'The Chronicles of Deborah,' a series about a female cousin of Jesus of Nazareth who is raised as his sister.
Maggy trained as a journalist and has worked in print media, radio and television including the BBC World Service. She was the UK's second female breakfast DJ on local radio and an assistant producer on the fabled Pebble Mill at One.
She wrote her first book, China By Rail, in 1987 after spending six summers travelling around China - and met her first husband while filming two ITV documentaries in China a year later. Henry Barley died a year after their wedding in 1990 and it was the hospital chaplain who told Maggy that, as an atheist, Henry could not go to heaven, who inspired her to start investigating alternatives to her previous 'armchair Christianity.'
This search was intensified after she came out the winner in a brief encounter with an eight-foot barracuda off the Barrier Reef in Australia...
Maggy is co-founder of the Midlands holistic magazine, The Tree of Life and was the founder-producer of the BBC's now-defunct spirituality website, which was morphed into the corporation's Religion & Ethics site.
In 2012 she began a new venture as a stand-up comedian and is now gigging in London and the South West as well as appearing at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe.
Maggy lives in Devon, England, with her husband, Peter Dickinson.