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Sassy, Spirited, and Supportive!

Read about the wonderful The Story Circle Network Conference for women writers that takes place ever other year--and what happens to the men's rest room when women take over a hotel!
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Review: "A Definite, Recommended Read!"

"This book offers up this infamous story from a new perspective. What’s more, and my favourite aspect I think, is that it does so utilizing the devices and tools that characterize the original poem....

[O]verall the use of alliteration, epithets, and kenning was beautifully crafted. The tone and style are  Read More 
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New Review of "Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife"

"By giving us the tale from the female perspective, she has managed to put a completely different spin on it for me. Her beautiful mastery of the language has brought the characters to life for me. These strong women truly were the steel backbone of the society."
From One Book Shy
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A Book Geek Review for "Grendel's Mother"

"I was captivated by the prose...I am most excited about the chance to use Grendel's Mother alongside Beowulf and The Prose Edda: Tales from Norse Mythology for my kids' Great Books/History homeschool curriculum. I think they will appreciate the feminist story in  Read More 
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A Literary Vacation

What books do you like that take a well-known story, but from the point of view of a woman?
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New Review of "Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife" TEE HEE

"I loved the imagery of this story. I also loved the tales of the Gods, Thor, Odin and Loki and their antics. The only problem with that for me was that every time there was a mention of Loki, I thought about Tom Hiddleston and Chris Helmsworth."

A Chick Who Reads
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How do you identify with characters from the past?

Read my Guest Post at Just One More Chapter: Why historical fiction and not history? Why fiction and not non-fiction?
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New Review of "Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife"

"Overall, this story is about friendship, love, loss, and redemption. The message of this book is that there is always hope....I found this story to an emotional and poignant read. I loved reading Brimhild’s journey and wished for her to find her happiness. I found the writing to be very beautiful and lyrical. I also liked how the setting was set in the Anglo-Saxon world, and I loved how Norse mythology was incorporated into the story. Grendel’s Mother is sure to linger with you even after you have finished the last page. I recommend this story to anyone interested in reading a different take on the classic, Beowulf, Norse Mythology, and anyone who enjoys reading stories about a mother’s love for her son."

Lauralee Jacks, History from a Woman's Perspective: A Book Blog Read More 
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Enter the Giveaway for "Grendel's Mother"

It’s early in the Blog Tour of Grendel’s Mother. She has all her tickets and visas ready. Now you can join her by entering a giveaway of the book! To enter, just go to Passages to the Past. You have until April 15th to enter–which just happens  Read More 
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Virtual Blog Tour of “Grendel’s Mother”: March 28-April 15

I'm very excited that my historical novel, Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife, is about to begin its blog tour. It doesn't need a passport or visa--and neither do you! I'll be posting more information in the coming days. And...bon voyage!

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