Monday, February 24, 2014



  The Tales of Goldstone Wood are the award-winning series of author Anne Elisabeth Stengl. These incredible adventure fantasies are told in the classic Fairy Tale style (and are consistently favorites of mine!). Her books include Christy Award-winning Heartless and Veiled Rose, and Clive Staples Award-winning Starflower. 

She makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a passel of cats, 
and one long-suffering dog. (I have visited this menagerie, and it is just as marvelous as you would expect. Tea in china cups with a happy fluffy Monster cat watching over me? Pure heaven). When she's not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and practices piano, painting, and pastry baking. She studied illustration and English literature at Grace College and Campbell University.
   (And I named my daughter after her. She's that awesome).

   So I am honored and thrilled to be involved in the cover reveal for her upcoming novel, GOLDEN DAUGHTER!

 The cover illustration was done by Julia Popova. Visit her website,, 
to learn more about her and her fantastic work!



Masayi Sairu was raised to be dainty, delicate, demure . . . and deadly. She is one of the emperor’s Golden Daughters, as much a legend as she is a commodity. One day, Sairu will be contracted in marriage to a patron, whom she will secretly guard for the rest of her life.But when she learns that a sacred Dream Walker of the temple seeks the protection of a Golden Daughter, Sairu forgoes marriage in favor of this role. Her skills are stretched to the limit, for assassins hunt in the shadows, and phantoms haunt in dreams. With only a mysterious Faerie cat and a handsome slave—possessed of his own strange abilities—to help her, can Sairu shield her new mistress from evils she can neither see nor touch?

For the Dragon is building an army of fire. And soon the heavens will burn.

Want. Now.

You too? Learn more at the fantastic website:
Golden Daughter

(Is it November yet?!?)

1 comment:

  1. NOVEMEBER! NOVEMBER! NOVEMBER! (If we chant long enough, maybe it will be here).