When I was a little girl I had a favorite book as did we all. Mine was Shadow Castles by Marian Cockrel. It was a sweet little story in which a little girl is told a tale. She met a strange man in the woods, which today would terrify us, but this man was, of course, a prince. He told her many lovely stories about goblins, spells, and true love. I sat enthralled as my cousin Jeannie, two years older, read to me. In my head I escaped my little brothers, mean kids at school, and the fact that my mother had left me to be raised by grandmother I barely knew.
When Jeanie read to me, I was a princess and no goblin could ever get me. Today there are so many goblins and so few princes. I write fairy tales for grown up girls. I write for the fifty-five-year-old girl who spent all night with patients in Intensive Care and reads for a few minutes before she falls asleep. I write for the exhausted mother of four who reads for ten minutes when all are asleep and the house is quiet. I write for the attorney who reads as she eats dinner alone in a restaurant so she has a place to rest her eyes. Sometimes, a girl of any age, needs an escape and I write them. Don’t worry, I promise a happy ending, always.
Conjuring Casanova is the story of hard working princess of the ER in the world of the not so princely. It takes a man from another century to give her the courage to enjoy her life fully again after some tussles with modern goblins.
Pre-order now on Amazon Books and Barnes and Noble. It will be in bookstores June 7th. With a good book in your hand, no goblin would dare.
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