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Sheila R Lamb

Sheila Lamb is an MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte and she has been published in Soundzine, Referential Magazine and the Santa Fe Writers Project. She contributes to the Creative Writing MFA Blog and the Historical Novel Review.

She teaches creative writing at the Center for the Arts in Manassas, Virginia and is writing a collection of contemporary short stories, and a historical fantasy trilogy about Brigid of Ireland.

 Once A Goddess, published by Solstice Shadows, an imprint of Solstice Publishing.  

Two tribes battle for control of ancient Ireland, and Brigid must find her place among them, trapped between the will of her people and the desires of her heart. For the sake of peace, Brigid of the supernatural Túatha dé Danann enters into an arranged marriage with Bres, the next chieftain of the enemy Fomorian tribe, whose iron weapons and brute strength challenge the Danann magic. The Danann instruct Brigid to spy for them, and to keep the source of their powers secret, dangerous tasks that complicate her goal of making the best of her forced union. Sacrificing her own hope for love, Brigid faces the Fomorians alone. Set in a time when myths were reality, Once A Goddess brings the legend of Ireland's magical Túatha dé Danann to life.

Brigid, a gifted druid priestess, seeks to preserve Ireland’s ancient religion when Christianity arrives. Brigid remembers her past life  as a goddess of the Túatha de Danann and must hide this secret from druids in her own order who are jealous of the talent she possesses and would use their combined magic to seize her power. When she confronts Patrick, the charismatic leader of the newly-arrived Christians, she realizes they have a shared history, tied together by a bond formed lifetimes before. As Brigid persists in reminding him of their past and of his promise to help her revive the Danann, Patrick denies the deal he made as a lonely slave boy to a goddess he believed to be only in his imagination.

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