I’m really happy to be on the Tule blog today. Any time I have the opportunity to write, I am truly thrilled. I have many loves in my life, my husband, my two daughters and four grandchildren, animals, nature, reading, traveling and Ireland. I also have a lot of interests and hobbies, just a few being: history, genealogy, tarot and angel card reading, the paranormal or metaphysical, and Reiki. But writing is undisputedly my absolute passion!!! When I am able to spend time writing whether for a few minutes, hours or an entire day, it seems to nurture my soul. I am magically transported back in time (I always write historical romance/fantasy) and immersed in the lives of the characters, their world, their loves, their joys and heartaches.
I grew up in Medora, a very small village in south-western Manitoba, Canada (just north of North Dakota for those who aren’t familiar with Canadian geography), a place in the Canadian prairies known for its extreme weather with long, often bitterly cold winters and extremely hot, humid summers. Possessing a vivid imagination and a deep desire to write stories was a definite asset. I now reside in Edmonton, Alberta sometimes recognized as being the home of West Edmonton Mall, at one time Wayne Gretzky, and not far from the Rocky Mountains (with equally cold winters, but perhaps a bit more favorable, for me anyway, with less humid summers). I live with my husband and two cats. We had three cats up until a few weeks ago, but that’s a sad story that still brings many tears, so I won’t get into it or this blog will be soon be several pages long. As animal lovers we are hoping to one day have a dog join our family, but both living in a condo, and traveling frequently makes the decision considerably more complicated.
I am so very excited to now be part of Tule and to introduce The Irish Witch Series to readers. I have always been drawn to Ireland, history, magic, witches, and anything supernatural, therefore I have combined all of these elements to create this unique series.
Our heroine, Alainn (pronounced aw-linn) McCreary is a beautiful, headstrong, opinionated seventeen year old commoner who is healer to Chieftain O’Brien and his clan in tumultuous sixteenth century Ireland. She lives during a time of great uncertainty when women of any class had few rights, were often subject to abuse, and were certainly not allowed to speak their minds. The fact that Alainn has supernatural abilities sets her apart, draws suspicion and puts her in constant peril. These magical healing powers allowed her to save our hero, Killian O’Brien, the chieftain’s tall, strong, handsome and virile nephew, when they were only children. This sealed and magically joined their fates and began the tale of The Farrier’s Daughter, the first installment in The Irish Witch Series.
The stories includes many intriguing human characters, but also, witches, fairies, various other mystical creatures, Celtic gods, spirits, and demons. There is romance, lust, passion, a dark curse, danger in various forms, as well as many twists and turns in the plot.
I am sincerely overjoyed to share my many stories and to have readers begin this magical and enchanting journey to beautiful, romantic, historical Ireland.
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Since she was a child, Leigh Ann Edwards has always had a vivid imagination and lots of stories to tell. An enthusiastic traveler and author for over twenty years, her adventures in Massachusetts, Ireland, and the UK inspired The Farrier’s Daughter and its sequel novels in The Irish Witch Series. Edwards adores animals, history, genealogy, and magical places—and Ireland is filled with many magical places. She lives with her husband and two cats in the lovely city of Edmonton, Alberta.