New writer of old tales

Two more books to add to my To Read list…

Jane Dougherty Writes

Today it’s official. My very good friend, longstanding critique partner (I say that, but I didn’t do much critiquing—jaw was too slack with admiration), Harriet Goodchild has had her first stories published by Hadley Rille Books.

There are two volumes:

Tales from the Later Lands introduce us to the world and some of the characters of Harriet’s first novel which is to be published later in the spring. They are full of the raw magic of the wild north, and the poetry and rhythms of the old ballads. Unlike the retellings of Irish legends that Ali Isaac and I have been working on, Harriet Goodchild has taken inspiration from some of the Child ballads to create beautiful fantasy that seems almost familiar.

Official blurb
A young man deep in love makes a promise, and later finds that he must keep it. Elsewhere, a seal takes off her skin and walks…

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