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             Haversham Hill

     Deep in the woods of New England past a quaint village stands a three hundred year old mansion.  The sparkling white walls make it appear beautiful at first glance but under the exterior the house holds deeper secrets where restless spirits wander waiting for their next victim.
      
    After her divorce Amber O'Donnell sets out to make a new start away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.  Finding the mansion in a newspaper she falls in love with it and is looking forward to a quiet relaxing life in this gorgeous old home.  After moving in she finds her life anything but relaxing and quiet and soon must face the fact that her dream home is haunted forcing her to go against her convictions and seek out the help of the local witch.  Will she take this woman's advice or seek another answer to the problem?

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Publ. Oct 2009!                The Medallion - Book One - The Prophecy
 
 

            This medieval fantasy follows the lives of Alana and Anwen, two sisters from a peasant family who enjoy their peaceful lives until raiders attack.  The hamlet burned to the ground, their parents murdered, the girls are left to survive alone.  The only object Anwen could rescue is a mysterious medallion which once belonged to a wizard.

 

Raiders capture, rape and enslave Alana, ultimately selling her to another criminal.  Sick and broken she finally escapes and ends up at an inn where she begins to see a glimmer of hope for a better future.

 

Anwen struggles to her grandmother’s village where she is trained in the healing arts.  She is tormented by visions of her sister in the hands of the raiders.  She begins to suspect the medallion has powers that will help her find Alana.  Anwen eventually goes on a quest to discover what the symbols mean.

 

The Medallion’s characters face their challenges with determination and courage.  Will Anwen discover the secret behind the Medallion?  Will Alana find a better life?  Will the sisters be reunited?

 

This gripping and extensively researched historical fantasy of human courage in the Middle Ages focuses on a fascinating time in history due to upheaval that can change things in an instant.  Adult fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s work will enjoy this story about strength and ingenuity of women from ancient times.

 

Since childhood the author has been a fan of fairy tales and magical stories.  Anwen and Alana have long moved the author’s spirit to tell their story.


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Coming soon

The Medallion - Book Two

This sequel will continue the story of Alana and Anwen.  We'll follow them as adults in war torn Britain where danger lurks in the shadows.





 

New Y/A Book 
Just published Sept 19, 2010

I got a little ahead of myself with this book and stopped work on the sequel for The Medallion series and polished off this story I wrote in 2005 so that I could enter it in the ABNA 2010 contest.  The contest is over and this book did advance a couple rounds.  It will be published in late Aug 2010.  Below is the synopsis for the story.




            Twelve-year-old Patrick is a bored, potato farmer’s son, irritated with his sister’s nagging and his ordinary life.  He dreams of adventure, but never expects these dreams to come true until he meets a leprechaun named Grady.

Grady needs Patrick’s help to rescue the rainbow that has been stolen by trolls along with the pot o’ gold.  After studying the boy from afar, Grady knows he’s just the lad that will be up to a challenge like this.  Aye, it was lucky he caught sight of the laddie in the first place.  Patrick thinks of himself as fearless, especially after putting the frog in ole Ms. Flannigan’s school satchel, so he’s more than ready to go along on such a quest.

The two set off on a journey across the Irish countryside, venturing into the demon-filled Black Forest where the trees come to life at sunset.  They must cross a precarious foot bridge, face dark caves and are attacked by angry owls before Patrick endures the ultimate test of battling the trolls for the rainbow and pot o’ gold.  Will Patrick really be brave enough to rescue the rainbow?SAVING THE RAINBOW is a magical tale for young adults.  It explores the nature of fantasy and reality, safety and danger, and what it means to grow up.Read an excerpt for this book by clicking on fantasy excerpts.
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In the works!

Book Two of The Medallion Series

Another Patrick O'Sullivan Adventure Story

A children's book of faerie tales and fantasy short stories

A family book about growing up on a cotton farm in rural southeast Texas.
 


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And being the crazy person that I am, I have several other novels started in different stages of development.  Unfortunately, I can never stop my creative mind from the places it wants to go, so you may well see some other books here later that aren't even listed here now.

I wanted to try my hand at a mystery and also a thriller that will have fantasy or occult overtones to it.  That's really all I can say about that at this point. I intend to update that info on my blog later.  You can find that link on the home page.

Thanks to all who visit my website.  I invite you all to write to me on my blog and become followers as I may have other things to announce later.

 

I welcome all your comments - good or bad.  I also post book reviews on my blog and perhaps that could be helpful to you.

 

As well as all that I'm a cat lover and will post crazy cat stories and pics from time to time.  It would be great to read yours as well if you want to post them or tell me about a great book you've read.
I've set up another blog for stuff that doesn't pertain to writing.  That link is on the home page.
I figured it was best to do that as I can get carried away with other stories sometimes.

 

 

 May you have a wonderful, magickal day.
Follow your dreams and never give up.  Happy reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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