Literary Fiction & Fantasy writer Adrienne Clarke has joined the JUzDIzRTS Author Event!
A writer of fantasy and literary fiction, Adrienne’s short stories have appeared in a number of publications including, The Storyteller, New Plains Review, and in the e-zines A Fly in Amber, The Devilfish Review, and Rose Red Review. Her short story, Falling was awarded second place in the 2008 Alice Munro short fiction contest. To Dance in Liradon is her first published novel. Adrienne is represented by Joanna MacKenzie at Browne & Miller Literary Associates.
An avid reader of fairy tales and other magical stories, a thread of the mysterious or unexpected runs through all of her work.
Seventeen-year old Brigid O’Flynn is an outcast. A chance encounter with the Faerie Queen left her tainted in the eyes of the villagers, who blame the Faerie for the village’s missing women and children. Desperate to win the village’s acceptance Brigid agrees to marry her childhood friend: Serious, hardworking, Connell Mackenna. But when Connell disappears before their wedding Brigid’s hopes are shattered. Blamed for her fiancé’s death, Brigid fears she will suffer the same fate as the other village outcasts, the mysterious Willow Women. Lured into Liradon by their inhuman lovers, and cast out weak and broken, the Willow Women spend their lives searching for the way back into Faerie. When Connell suddenly reappears Brigid is overjoyed, but everything is not as it seems. Consumed by his desire for beauty and celebration, Connell abandons his responsibilities, and Brigid soon finds herself drawn into a passionate, dangerous world of two.
When Brigid discovers the truth behind Connell’s transformation she’s forced to choose between two men and two worlds. Brigid’s struggle leads her into glittering, ruthless Liradon where she must rescue her true love from a terrible sacrifice or lose him forever.
“Writing can be a lonely business, so I’m thrilled to be part of the JUzDIzRTS event, where I have the opportunity to connect with readers and fellow authors. The most thrilling part of being published is finally being able to share your work with others, and to hear their thoughts about the imaginary world you’ve created. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of the JUzDIzRTS community!”