Laura Vosika


Laura Vosika grew up in the military, visiting castles in England, pig fests in Germany, and the historic sites of America's east coast, and living in climates ranging from Mississippi's heat to the subzero temperatures of Duluth, Minnesota.

She earned a bachelor's degree in music, and worked for many years as a freelance musician, playing trombone for pit orchestras, ballets, big bands, and symphonies, and flute and harp for other venues.

After earning a masters degree in education, she took a job as a music teacher and band director. She has also taught private lessons on wind instruments, piano, and harp, for twenty years.
In her spare time, Laura likes to play piano, harp, and flute, do sudokus and kakuros, and learn Gaelic.

In addition to the Trilogy, she is working on several other novels and a non-fiction book on raising a large family. She is the mother of nine children, and lives in Minnesota.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
One of the unexpected surprises of writing--normally a very solitary experience--has been the connections I've made, friends I never would have met, had I not stepped out in faith and let my writing go out into the world. I met the wonderful people in my writers' group, Night Writers, and I have met and talked with 'fans' across the world. I don't really even think of them as 'fans,' but as readers who cared. My friend Elaine welcomed me to her home twice when I visited Scotland, and we became facebook friends. Another reader, Deb, talked to me on the phone one night to tell me all about Orkney, where she had lived, and where I would be visiting.

I feel fortunate for this connection and the people I have met as a result.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on The Battle is O'er, Book Five of the Blue Bells Chronicles, in which Shawn completes his journey and makes his final decisions. I have several other works in progress which I'm eager to get to, especially Theology of Music, a non-fiction study of music and faith, and Castle of Dromore, a novel about a young widow who spends everything she has to take her six sons to a medieval castle in Scotland for a fresh start, in the wake of family disaster--only to find the castle is very haunted.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Laura Vosika online

Where to buy in print


Westering Home
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 232,990. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Adventure » General
Two years in medieval times will change a man. A week in modern times will tempt him back. Resuming his life is not as easy as he expected. The orchestra has a new star and Amy has new love. He can’t forget he left Niall in danger while he escaped to safety in Amy’s 21st-century arms, Worse...Shawn learns that a medieval foe stalks Amy and James. Can he save them? History depends on it.
The Water is Wide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 190,920. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
World-renowned musician Shawn Kleiner disappeared in the night among the ruins of a Scottish castle. While the world searches, one woman, the mother of his child, knows the truth: he is trapped seven hundred years in the past. But while they struggle to reunite across centuries, an unseen shadow crosses their path—an evil that will threaten the life of a child prophesied to protect history.
The Minstrel Boy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 165,590. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
On a misty night in the Scottish Highlands, Shawn Kleiner, modern American musician, and Niall Campbell, devout medieval warrior, both fall asleep in the same castle tower, seven centuries apart. They wake up in each other's time. In The Minstrel Boy, Shawn's girlfriend Amy seeks answers in historical records. What she finds is not answers, but more questions.
Blue Bells of Scotland: Blue Bells Trilogy One
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 155,990. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Shawn Kleiner has it all, fame, money, beautiful women. Until the night his girlfriend has enough and abandons him in a Scottish castle tower. He wakes in medieval Scotland, mistaken for Niall Campbell, devout Highland warrior, with the fate of Scotland riding on his selfish, womanizing shoulders. Tasting Shawn’s modern luxuries, will Niall want to switch back?

Laura Vosika's favorite authors on Smashwords

Judith Granahan
Latest book: Dancers of the Third Age.
Published January 29, 2012.