What is your latest release and what genre is it? Beyond the Realm of Night, the third volume of my fantasy series, The Green Woman.
Quick description: The Green Woman Series starts with The Dark Citadel in Providence, a dystopian society run by priests, a thuggish militia and a sinister secret police—if secret police can be anything but sinister—following Deborah in her flight to find her mother and the Garden she has created beyond the desert wastes. The final volume of the trilogy reunites Deborah with her mother and the battle begins for the hearts and minds of the citizens of Providence. Will they follow Deborah and a dream, or will they choose to stay with the evil they know and understand? The Green Woman is a utopian, ecological, feminist fantasy. The protagonists are teenagers, but the message is universal.
An Irish national, I was brought up in Yorkshire, educated at Manchester and London, then moved to Paris to work in the wine trade. I now live in Bordeaux with my family of five children, a Spanish greyhound, and various cats. I write fantasy with a touch of history and mythology and enjoy retelling Celtic legends. I have published The Green Woman Trilogy, a dystopian/utopian fantasy series, and several spin-off stories. I am a sucker for anything Viking. Following a family tradition, I also writes poetry and have been published in Poetry Nook Magazine and The Bamboo Hut.
What are you working on now?
At the moment I am revising a YA sci fi/fantasy duology, the first volume of a series that picks up the story of Deborah and her friends three years after The Green Woman, and an adult alternate history of tenth century Ireland and Norway, or Atlantis maybe. I have started a NA paranormal romance set in London and a few other places and another YA fantasy story, but there’s quite a queue and these two will have to wait a while.
Jane’s reading recommendation:
I have been reading quite a few indie authors over the last couple of years, and I’d like to give a shout out to a few if I may: John Collick’s The Book of the Colossus Series, Kate Wrath’s E (the second book is out soon) all of *Tricia Drammeh’s books, Nicola McDonagh’s Song of Forgetfulness, and Kate Jack’s Silver Flute Trilogy. All well worth investigating.
*Tricia Drammeh was previously featured on Reading Recommendations.