About Today's Author:
What drew you to write about shifters?
I’ve always loved shifters and one of my favorite things about Celtic mythology is that all the gods have at least one shapeshifting form. So, I decided to write a series with Welsh gods as heroes who shift: God Gwydion as a wolf, God Dewey as a dragon, and God Artaois as a bear.
In the next two books in the series, Druidry and the Beast, the shifters will be a unicorn and a lynx. Also, in Druids in the Mist, Rhys, my druid hero shapeshifts to a stag. In Celtic tradition, the main shapeshifting from was a stag.
What’s your favorite type of shifter to write about?
My favorite shifter to write about so far was a dragon shifter in The Dragon and the Druidess, but I love selkies as well, which are shapeshifters from seal to man. The very first shifter book I ever wrote was The Scottish Selkie.
How about reading? Do you have a favorite type of shifter to read?
I like wolf, bear, and cat as well as big cat shifters, but I’m truly crazy about books with dragon shifters or with selkies.
Do you have some favorite authors of shapeshifter books?
There are so many but some of my favorites are Shelly Laurenston, Donna Grant, S. E. Smith, Carrie Ann Ryan, P.J. MacLane, and Lisa Carlisle.
Tell us a little bit about your shifter “world”.
The Druidry and the Beast series is set in England during the Celtic Iron Age. Each story takes place with a different tribe and their druidess during a Celtic festival: The Wolf and the Druidess is at Samhain (Halloween) The Dragon and the Druidess is at Beltane (May Day) and The Bear and the Druidess is at the Winter Solstice (like Yule or Christmas). The Unicorn and the Druidess will be set during the Summer Solstice and The Lynx and the Druidess will take place at Lughnassadh (the harvest festival).
But the connecting factor in each book is the Otherworld, the home of the Gods. I built my otherworld from descriptions in Celtic Mythology. The gods from all the books live there and they all know each other. In each book, a god is attracted to one of the druidesses and comes to earth to meet her.
What’s next for you when it comes to writing about shapeshifters?
I’m looking forward to writing about God Atepomarus, a unicorn shifter, in The Unicorn and the Druidess. I also love cats, so I’m looking forward to writing about God Llew, a Lynx shifter in The Lynx and the Druidess.
In days of old, deep in the dark woods, Druidess Seren discovers a wolf shapeshifting into the bare, muscular Celtic God, Gwydion. Seren's mind turns from the Samhain feast to wicked thoughts of Gwydion's gorgeous body Is the love Gwydion and Seren share strong enough to overcome barriers between an immortal god and a mortal woman? Or will a warning of danger from beyond the grave destroy the sensual magic brewing between the wolf and the druidess?