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After my dip in a fairy stream

Welcome back to another Scottish Sunday!  Heat up your tea, and settle in for a spell.

Today, I’m highlighting the magnificent, misty, and magical Isle of Skye.  The beautiful island is filled with mystery and legends, not to mention friendly folk and rugged beauty.

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When I traveled to Scotland in 2007, the day I spent on Skye was my favorite part of a two-week trip.

While there, I dunked my face in a fairy stream for luck and beauty, absorbed countless myths and tales, and almost fell down a sharp cliff trying to get a look at a beautiful waterfall.

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The island made such an impression on me that it figures heavily into the start of my debut novel, The Burning of Isobel Key.

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Want to travel to Skye in the pages of a book?  Check out The Burning of Isobel Key.

When Lou travels to Scotland, she’s a mess.  She’s twenty-six, unemployed, and unsure of herself.  It doesn’t help that she’s traveling with Tammy, her best friend, who is everything Lou is not.

At first, the trip pushes Lou towards the brink of depression, but then she meets Brian, a handsome local tour guide.  When Brian tells the tourists about

the countless witches burned in Scotland, Lou starts to listen.  And when she discovers information about Isobel Key, one of the victims of the seventeenth century, Lou finds renewed purpose.

She sets out to learn the truth of the condemned witch, but she isn’t prepared for the knowledge that waits for her.  Lou must face her demons if she has any hope of righting the wrongs of the past.

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THE BURNING OF ISOBEL KEY, available from Amazon Fall 2012.

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