Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Notice of Publication

I am pleased to announce that two of my short stories—“Your Eyes Only” and “Ancient Roots” —will be appearing in the 2012 edition of The Lamp.  Since both pieces are historical fiction, you will find them published under the pseudonym G.L. Morgan.

“Your Eyes Only” tells the tale of the fall of Fort York in 1813 through the eyes of Annie Foster, a young girl who risked everything to save the militia’s regimental colours from the hands of the Americans.

“Ancient Roots” is a retelling of the Welsh folk story “The Battle of the Trees,” first recounted in the Llyfr Taliesin (Book of Taliesin).  Gwydion ap Don, Chief Bard of Wales knows that traditional knowledge has a way of getting exaggerated—a simple trick becomes magic; a ruthless leader becomes king of the dead.  But in every tale, buried deep, is a colonel of truth.  That colonel is what Gwydion must find in order to save his homeland from the invading Irish, and his niece from a political match with the king of the underworld.  This is a short sequel to The Harper’s Word that is easily read without reference to the larger work (a very good thing, since Harper isn’t finished yet!).

For more information about The Harper’s Word visit www.cmgbooks.com/3.html  

To learn more about The Lamp, visit www.sgps.ca/thelamp.  Copies of the journal will be available for purchase when printing is concluded.  I’ll keep you up to date!

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, The Lamp won’t be launched until September, 2012. Oh well … Something to look forward to!