“…Debut author, Katherine McGibbons has given us a gift with Beltaine Fire. Her heroine may have studied ancient Ireland in college, but she takes an actual ringside seat at Dun Tirlough in 678 AD. She meets the inhabitants personally and you get to come along.
Without revealing too much of the story, I simply want to encourage you to pick up Beltaine Fire and read it for yourself. Ms. McGibbons has a wonderfully descriptive writing style that lets you view the Irish countryside as though you were there on the very spot. I swear I could smell the wild flowers and feel the fresh air on my face. The story is exciting and draws you in from the beginning, and it only gets better with each page you turn. So treat yourself to a great fantasy read. When you finish, I’ll bet you’ll join me in looking for future releases by this great new author.”
I’ve been a storyteller all my life, beginning at age seven when my little brother decided he didn’t like the way his bedtime stories always ended the same way. So I began to create new endings for the old stories. Before long we had abandoned the old favorites altogether and I was creating new stories especially for him.
As a teen I wrote short stories, but they were just for me; it never occurred to me that anyone else might be interested in reading them.
After a while, work and life got in the way, and it wasn’t until I reached my forties that I started to write again.