I am excited to reveal the cover of my first novel, Klara’s Journey.
I offer many heart-felt thanks to all the people who made writing and editing this book possible. Special thanks goes to those people who accepted calls at all hours of the day and night, patiently listening as I complained about my characters, confusing plot lines, and writing in general. It takes a village to write a book.
Curious about this award-winning story? Here’s the back cover blurb:
Klara doesn’t have to think twice when a band of itinerant travelers makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Aided by an unhelpful wizard and eager to escape life as the village whore, she joins the expedition. Knowing only that the ragged band of travelers is destined for the wildlands believed to be the ancestral home of their Goddess, she signs on as camp cook and huntress. The adventure leaves her torn between hope and fear as she finds herself pursued across nations by rabble-rousing religious zealots and ushered onto a journey of self-discovery, tapping into a new world of sexual exploration rather than exploitation. Klara’s journey catapults her into the lives of a banished nobleman and an exiled king, either of whom may shatter her heart . . . and may lead to the ultimate betrayal.
Awards and Accolades
- 1st Place Award, 2021 Palouse Writers Guild First Chapter Contest.
- Judge’s Choice Award, 2021 Palouse Writers Guild First Chapter Contest.
Klara’s Journey will be published by Hart & Hind Publishing Company.
Expected publication date: June 2023