Meredith R. Stoddard  


Book Title and Tag Line: Once & Future Series – Folklore-Inspired Fiction. Books: The River Maiden, Cauldron, Thrice to Thine, Nothing Good Gets Away; Short Stories: Unfit, Buddy, Lost & Found, Truth Seer, Steward; Historical Fiction: The White House, A Fond Kiss

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Historical Fiction 

Book Synopsis: Once & Future Series: Celtic legends and modern life collide in this saga of a contemporary woman coming to grips with a destiny set in motion generations ago.  Inspired by her unusual childhood in rural Appalachia, Sarah MacAlpin is set on pursuing a career as a folklorist. She had a rough start in life but has worked tirelessly to set herself on the right track. Just when Sarah comes closest to reaching her professional goals, a startling revelation turns her whole world upside down. Can she survive what fate has in store for her, or will she follow in her mother’s footsteps down the road to madness?

Author Bio: Meredith R. Stoddard writes folklore-inspired fiction from her writing shed in Virginia. She studied literature and folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before working as a corporate trainer and instructional designer. Her love of storytelling is inspired by years spent listening to stories at her grandmother’s kitchen table. She also advocates for the preservation of traditional fiber arts and the Scottish Gaelic language.

Topics for discussion: Southern American and Scottish Folklore, Scotland, Scottish Gaelic, North Carolina and Scottish history, independent publishing, writing

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Contact the Author: Email:  Phone: 540-287-6897

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