Everyone always wants to know, “Where do the stories come from?”
For most authors it starts with the question, “What if . . . . “
The historical books I’ve written have wrapped around actual historical events: the Civil War, the Westward movement in the United States, the French Revolution, the Norman Conquest, interwoven with real historical figures.
And then comes . . . the “What if?”
For the Legacy Series it is, “What if Merlin was real; what if there was a world between the real and spiritual world; what if the forces of Good and Evil were locked in a battle for mankind (sound familiar?); what if Merlin had daughters who were sent into the mortal world, possessed unusual powers from their father, were caught in that battle between good and evil, with a stunning discovery of their power and abilities along the way?
Throw in my trip to the north of Scotland, a soul-stirring walk among the standing stones at Brodgar where the marks etched into the stones tell an ancient story of their own, and voices that whispered on the wind.
Now, come with me into the 21st century, with so many requests for the series in e-book format from those who have collected the entire print series of the books along with new readers eager for the e-books, beginning with Daughter of Fire, then Daughter of the Mist, followed by Daughter of the Light, then back into Merlin’s history with Shadows of Camelot, Dawn of Camelot, and the sixth book in the original series, Daughter of Camelot.
And . . . very soon a new series that will link to the Legacy books, The Young Dragons, which takes the legend into new stories.
For those who prefer contemporary thrillers, look for Jenna7, a trilogy about a young girl who is brutally murdered. Years later her death haunts the investigator of another brutal crime, with an ending that will challenge the rules about life and death.
What do I do in my spare time?
We live on our ranch just below the gates to Yosemite National Park, ride our horses on mountain trails after the snow melts, then cozy in for the winter and find new stories that ask the question, “What if?”
Where to find Carla Simpson online
Merlin's Legacy -- Daughter of Camelot
Rianne is the daughter sent from Camelot to protect her. Tristan is the the knight sent to find her, to fulfill a desperate request to save Camelot. Little by little, Tristan tears down the wall of mistrust Rianne has built around her heart, as they are forced into an alliance of passion and power that must vanquish the powers of evil to save the legendary kingdom.
Merlin's Legacy -- Dawn of Camelot
Book 5 in the Merlin's Legacy Series is the story of Meg of Avalon, Merlin's sister, who leaves the world of the mist, and Connor of Lyonesse, a knight who fights to hold the kingdom for the boy-king, Arthur. The legend continues as Britain is torn by war and the ambitions of an evil warlord. In the midst of blood, and death, Meg and Connor will find a passion stronger than magic.
Merlin's Legacy -- Shadows of Camelot
The fourth book in the Merlin's Legacy Series -- Truan is the secret son of Merlin, separated from his true family by time and treachery. Amber is a young woman, locked away in a world of silence. They have met and shared their hearts. Unwilling to lose him, Amber follows Truan through time across the centuries into a world of danger where both might be lost...
Merlin's Legacy -- Daughter of Light
Merlin's Legacy--Daughter of Light is the third book in the Merlin's Legacy series soon to be joined by the Young Dragon's series. Set in a time long ago of knights, warlords, King Arthur, legends, ancient kingdoms, and the never-ending fight between good and evil. The series is the winner of three Reviewer's Choice awards.
Merlin's Legacy -- Daughter of the Mist
Brianna of Scotland, is a changeling and Merlin's daughter. She is caught between the worlds of reality and enchantment, unless one man sets her free with the power of his mortal passion.
Tarek al Sharif has come to Scotland to claim lands promised by William the Conqueror, where he will meet a woman who forces him to choose between avenging his past and fighting for the future.
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