The author has worked in the past as a store clerk, fruit basket arranger, ICU nurse, and operator in a junk mail factory, to mention a few. Currently she lives on a one acre organic farm in Iowa, and gardens, writes fiction, raises healthy chickens and beautiful granddaughters. With a life-long interest in historical fiction and esoteric subject matter, the fusion of the two seemed a pleasurable and natural evolution. Writing also seems to be a genetic fit, as the family legend states that the author's maternal great-grandmother was first cousin to Nathaniel Hawthorne, or so the story goes...
Her name is Sheker Pare, she might be 18 years old and she is definitely more than 330 pounds, she reads her tarot cards every day and she makes her living telling stories. She also comes with a little baggage. The Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, more commonly known as “Ibrahim the Mad", has a taste for all things sweet, especially his storyteller Sheker Pare. An exotic adventure for the senses.
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