Her first novel ON A WING AND A DARE, was published in 2012. It is a young adult fantasy set in medieval Wales, complete with flying horses, a love triangle, and treachery. Its sequel, IN THE WINDS OF DANGER, was just released last month.
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Please join me in welcoming Linda, who has written a fun post today on magical realism.
Most well-read students of literature have a working knowledge of magic realism. For one class or another they’ve read One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, or Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges. It wasn’t until an early critic said of my own novel, “It approaches magic realism” that I delved deeper into what exactly magic realism is.
Nineteen year old Nia is shocked when she is secretly
offered the leadership of Third Barn. This new barn full of flying horses will
need someone confident, experienced, and innovative, so why are both warring
factions pursuing an untried girl? Suspicious that both sides want a puppet
instead of a leader, Nia races to discover their secrets before making the
biggest decision of her life.
Some of those secrets are unknowingly buried in the disconnected memories of a young groom named Owain. Terror and guilt haunt Owain’s dreams – and then a face from his nightmare arrives in High Meadow. Owain looks for answers in his past and uncovers a dangerous plot that could doom High Meadow's future. How can he foil the plot and save his people as well as the winged horses?