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Queen Aderyn

In my upcoming Young Adult Fantasy novel Everdream, one of the most important characters spends the whole book sleeping. Queen Aderyn, young Prince Kynan's mother, may be Dreaming quietly throughout her son's quest, but her story is the catalyst for his journey and for a change that will change the face of Everdream and the Wake… Continue reading Queen Aderyn

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Jeptha Hawley

One of the fun things about doing research for my historical fiction based on a true story, Hold Fast, is finding out about real-life characters that fit into the story.  Among the people Ann MacLean would have known at the refugee camp at Machiche, Quebec was the Loyalist captain Jeptha Hawley. Jeptha first came to… Continue reading Jeptha Hawley

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The Mysterious Grigor

When Prince Kynan arrives in Everdream to rescue his mother the queen, he finds more than he'd bargained for. The world is as vast and limitless as the real world—the Wake.  And amid its forests, rivers, and ruins there lurks a host of mythical beasts, all bent on hunting down any living Dreamer and killing… Continue reading The Mysterious Grigor

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Josiah Cass, Loyalist

Right now I'm working on a historical fiction based on a true story—the remarkable true story of Ann MacLean.  But I wouldn't have even heard of Ann if it weren't for another Loyalist who lived at the refugee camp at Machiche with her—my five times great grandfather Josiah Cass. As the founder of a prolific… Continue reading Josiah Cass, Loyalist

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Prince Kynan

My latest YA fantasy manuscript centres around a young prince, Kynan, the heir to the throne of his land of Tyernas.  Kynan embarks on a quest to rescue his mother from her ten-year slumber in the magical realm of Everdream. In the Wake, there is nothing much to recommend him.  He is scrawny for his… Continue reading Prince Kynan

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Who is Ann MacLean?

My current work in progress, a historical fiction, centres around a bit of an enigma: Ann MacLeod MacLean McIntyre Cass. History only records her as a Loyalist widow, mother, and refugee, and her origin is in shadow.  But a story told by her descendants to my cousin may shed some light onto an unusual and incredible… Continue reading Who is Ann MacLean?