Coming in Spring 2013:
In the year 2001, while living in England, I finished the first draft of this YA werewolf novel inspired by Grimms’ Red Riding Hood. As a fan of Angela Carter, I loved using Freudian symbolism, and the idea of the unconscious mind luring us unwittingly toward our fates.
Since Rosewolf was my ‘first’ novel it had so many problems that it has taken me ages to sort them out. Also over the years I was inundated with ideas. I wrote many stories and outlined or wrote full drafts of other novels, besides blogging, so Rosewolf has sat for a long time on the shelf, waiting her turn to be pulled down for a final polish. Now it is time to finish Rosewolf and send her out into the world.
Rosewolf is Book One of the Rosewolf Trilogy. Book Two is called Wild Rose. Book Three is Rose Red.
A brief synopsis
Born into a family with a history of occult practices, 13 year old Rose Tamlyn is lured toward her secret destiny via the gift of a magical red coat. In the pocket is a letter instructing her to visit grandmother’s house, a turreted mansion in the forest that only appears during the full moon. It also exists in another time, 16th century England, the era when Grandma Lianna learned magic from Dr. John Dee and was transformed into a werwolf.
Weary of her centuries of imprisonment in the forested manor house, of Winterlsewe, Grandma Lianna seeks an heir to her magic. The birth of a daughter of her bloodline draws her close to the Tamlyn family. Rose is just the right age, on the verge of her first blood moon, to acquire Grandma Lianna’s mantle of power and take her place as Queen of Wolves.
Rose has no idea about this dark agenda. She is enchanted by Grandma’s mysterious life, curious about Grandma’s feral protege, Isabella, and all too trusting. When she discovers that she is changing, and will be forced to marry the Werewolf King, it is too late to turn to back.