Shawn L. Bird is a teacher, poet, and author of Young Adult fiction in British Columbia, Canada.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm an English teacher and librarian, so I read constantly. I have several favourites. Diana Gabaldon, for her rich and believable characters who become so much a part of the family that they're routinely included in dinner table discussions. These books are constantly being re-read at my house. J. K. Rowling for the wealth of her imagination, and the depth of her perceptions. A children's story is not just a children's story when the best story tellers are weaving narrative magic. This is seen in A Casual Vacancy which is a dark tale, but brilliantly crafted. Stephenie Meyer for the inspiration that if she could do it, so could I! Margaret Laurence, whose Manawaka stories are so insightful. Hugh Sinclair, whose works hurt with their painful realism. Neil Gaiman, whose wicked sense of dark humour releases truths and beauty.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
At the library, usually, though also on Goodreads.com
From the moment Grace arrives to stay with her aunt, she knows that danger has followed her. She grows more aware that beings from Greek mythology are all around her, fighting to destroy or defend her. It's the love of the man she's left behind that tortures her most, and her power is the only thing to save it.
In Grace Awakening Dreams, Grace discovers the devotion of a love that has followed her through time. She also discovers the evil forces that are determined to destroy her life in Calgary. As she faces attacks and begins to find her own strength, Grace awakens to the other reality that her dreams reveal: a reality that entwines her life with characters out of Greek mythology
Fourteen year old Grace doesn’t know it yet, but she’s been around for three thousand years waiting to fulfill her destiny to become one of the Three Graces of Greek Mythology. Forces are battling for her love, her body and her destiny. Now all she needs to do is survive the war.