Anne first conceived the possibility of writing a novel when she was a child. Her copy of Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables became a treasured friend. And so, many years later, while driving down a winding A road in East Sussex, Anne's imagination was sparked by a patch of grass and a sign post which read "The Enchanted Forest." Once home in Vancouver, the remembrance of this moment and the forest attached to her childhood school, Crofton House, brought about Lavender Village: two sparring fairy sisters sprang into being and the rest followed in a rush of inspiration and joy.
Anne feels a kinship with all things British, including English mysteries. She also enjoys Victorian poetry and literature, both English and French. Her university major was French literature spanning the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Anne spent many years in the antiques business and loves travelling to England. Anne and her husband Graham like walking on the beach near their home with two much-loved border terriers, Ivy and Arthur.
If you like Lavender Village, you may also enjoy the sequel, The Mists of Afar, which will follow soon.
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The Mists of Afar
Felania is at present befallen and bereft: she has been expelled from the glorious realm she called home for many a year. Tricks played on others have finally come back to strike her down, and she is faced with the prospects of an unfamiliar life on the breathtaking isle of Skye in the misty Hebrides.
The enchanting inner reaches of England's East Sussex are home to one of the last Bastions of Fairyland. Nestled in these wooded depths, amid warbling birdsong and the promise of things past, the eager traveller will find an ancient stream that flows silently past a long-ago erected sign reading, 'The Faery Brook - Tread Softly'.
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