Thursday, August 4, 2022

My debut novel, "The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven" is being released on Septmeber 5th, 2022! Cannot wait!!

 So excited that my debut novel, "The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven" is being published on September 5th, 2022!  I'm thirlled that my lifelong dream of being a writer is finally coming true!

 As a high school French teacher, I used puppets to illustrate the medieval legend of "Tristan et Yseult" to my French IV students as part of our study of the Middle Ages.



I always took my students to the state competition where they performed a French I play I had written, "Yseult la Belle et Tristan la Bête"--a combination of the medieval French legend of "Tristan et Yseult" (Tristan and Isolde in English) with the fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast".



Last summer, I had an epiphany--to incorporate that play into a trilogy.  A retelling of the classic French tragedy of "Tristan et Yseult", blended with my love of medieval knights, Arthurian legends, and dark fairy tales from the enchanted Forest of Brocéliande in la Bretagne (Brittany in English), birthplace of Merlin the Magician, Viviane, the Lady of the Lake, and Lancelot du Lac.

My debut novel, "The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven", is a compilation of my years of studying French literature, my numerous trips to France-- exploring troglodyte caves, medieval pilgrimage sites, châteaux of the Loire Valley, Normandy, Bretagne, and Provence--and my love for myths and legends.



The result is a medieval French fantasy, a trilogy which spans Ireland, England, and France, interwoven with Arthurian legend, dark fairy tales, shapeshifters, Druids, diabolical dwarves, and magic.  

I hope my novels will enchant you!

Monday, March 21, 2022

The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven -- Published September 5th, 2022, by The Wild Rose Press!

Mirror, mirror, on the lake. Reveal the path the queen will take.

In this dark fairy tale adaptation of a medieval French legend, Issylte must flee the wicked queen, finding shelter with a fairy witch who teaches her the verdant magic of the forest. Fate leads her to the otherworldy realm of the Lady of the Lake and the Elves of Avalon, where she must choose between her life as a healer or fight to save her ravaged kingdom.

Tristan of Lyonesse is a Knight of the Round Table who must overcome the horrors of his past and defend his king or risk losing everything. When he becomes a warrior of the Tribe of Dana, a gift of Druidic magic might hold the key he seeks.

Haunted and hunted. Entwined by fate. Can their passion and power prevail?