Always flattered to be a part of the Grab the Lapels blog tours because Melanie Page is doing such wonderful things to get writers the exposure and attention they deserve. We're thrilled to help wrap up their Brigid Series blog tour!
Today, we have the honor of being the final stop in the blog tour and Sheila R Lamb is back on the blog, reading an excerpt from Church of the Oak, the third book of the Brigid series.
Sheila Lamb received an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. Her short stories have earned Pushcart and storySouth Million Writers Award nominations. She is a writer-in-residence at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities and is a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). Sheila is the author of the Brigid of Ireland historical fantasy series, which tells the story of Brigid as goddess, druid, and saint. Sheila has traveled throughout Ireland and participated in the Achill Archaeology Field School. She loves Irish history, family genealogy, and is easily distracted by primary source documents. She lives, teaches, and writes in the mountains of Virginia.
Check out all of the tour stops from earlier in the week here: http://grabthelapels.com/2015/08/05/virtual-book-tour-the-brigid-series/
Click on the soundcloud image to hear Sheila read an excerpt from Church of the Oak:
The word on Church of the Oak:
When the druid Brigid starts a rigorous druid training school, she’s threatened with a lifetime of slavery. In order to survive, she must span two worlds and two faiths, an undertaking that places her in Patrick’s path once again. Memories of the past haunt her…shadows of a clandestine love and secrets she must hide with her life. Fifth-century Ireland is the backdrop for their turbulent lives, a place where history and myth live side by side.