Inkwell Guest: Miriam Newman and The King’s Daughter
Today, it is my privledge to welcome a friend and fantastic writer, Miriam Newman. I met Miriam via the Elements RWA group a few years ago. We both have a love of all things Celtic and fantasy. She’s probably one of my favorite writers and I enjoy reading her books quite a lot. She’s here today to talk about the book of her heart and her latest release, The King’s Daughter. Take it away, Miriam!
“I was the King’s daughter once, so many years ago that sometimes now it is hard to remember. Before the tide of time carried away so many things, so many people, it was worth something to be the daughter of a King.
“Our little island nation of Alcinia was not rich, except for tin mines honeycombing the south. It wasn’t even hospitable. Summer was a brief affair and fall was only a short time of muted colors on the northernmost coast where my father sat his throne at the ancient Keep of Landsfel. Winter was the killing time and spring was hardly better, with frosts that could last into Fifth-Month. But from the south, where men cut thatch in a pattern like the bones of fish, to the north where rock roses spilled down cliffs to the sea, it was my own.
“One thinks such things will never change, yet all things do.”
So begins the narrative memoir of Tarabenthia, born to a dying queen and an ambitious king. The throne of her island nation should be hers. Instead, her country is invaded, her parents are murdered and Tia is sent in chains to the land of an enemy.
Consecrated to her Goddess, sworn to the service of her country, still Tia finds love in the arms of the enemy.
In a time of war, what will she surrender in the name of love?
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Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been Miriam’s passion for as long as she can remember. She was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. She brings that background to her writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where she nurtures her muse. Her published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently she lives in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals. You can view her books at www.miriamnewman.com.