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I write young adult fantasy. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, I now live in Austin, Texas. I believe in freedom of speech, thought and religion.
I've been interested in Wales ever since high school. Two years ago I got the idea for a Welsh-themed trilogy. I started looking for a lake that my characters could visit and found Llyn Caerwych, and because of its location a whole new world opened up for me – Snowdonia, a beautiful national park in North Wales. Within walking distance from the lake was Bryn Cader Faner, a 4,000-year-old ring cairn, and I ran with it! That would be the portal to send Bridget and Celena back in time to 500 BC.
The characters themselves were inspired by the two most influential women in my life: Cynthia Bowler, my best friend from high school (and also the artist who designed my book covers!) and my daughter, Bridget.
The books in the Copper & Cobalt Trilogy are: Lake Caerwych, The Space Between Worlds and Isle of Apples.