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It is an unlikely place to meet an American author with a love of
and all things Welsh.
Actually it's an unlikely place to meet anyone who is aware that Wales even exists. Wales
Sarah Woodbury is an
The previous day Sarah and I had been part of a panel discussion entitled 'Culture Wars - Other Voices In British Literature' jointly hosted by AmeriCymru and the Portland Centre for Public Humanities at Portland State University. The other members of the panel were Dr Tracy Prince, whose book formed the basis of the discussion and Welsh authors Mike Jenkins and Chris Keil. The discussion was animated and stimulating to say the least. If you would like to view it in it's entirety you can view it below.
It was the following day at the
Naturally I would like to think that her Welsh heritage and love of
Megan. It was the name Valarie had chosen in deference to her Welsh ancestry of which she was inordinately proud. For once he let her have her way. What did it matter anyway, the child would never be born. It had proved a serious error of judgement for the very act of naming the child bestowed on Valarie a moral strength he never imagined she possessed. Thereafter she resisted him at every turn but the effort drained her vitality and she took refuge in drink. The miscarriage had been a fortuitous consequence.
“That’s impossible. Valarie lost our child.”
Even now he refused to speak her name. Even now he refused to accept his portion of blame.
“Nothing that has ever lived is truly lost Papa."
She looked at him and the revelation of what he had lost swept over him, a chill wind announcing the onset of a long and bitter winter. Images of what might have been flashed through his mind and he tried to grasp hold of them but they evaded him like autumn leaves scattered in a sudden storm."
Knowing who we are and where we come from gives us strength. I wish Sarah every success for the future and hopefully she will agree to an interview in the near future.
"Iechyd da Sarah!"
Below are a few of Sarah's books. I am currently thoroughly enjoying 'The Good Knight'.
|The 'After Climeri' Series.|
|The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries|
"If You Haven't Got A Kindle To Enjoy This Addictive Series On Why Not Get One This Christmas?"