Historical novelist Carol M. Cram discusses her latest work during an author reading Friday, March 2 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Chemainus Library on Legion Street.
“My third historical novel, The Muse of Fire, is published, thereby completing my loosely-related trilogy of novels about women in the arts,” noted Cram, who’s from Bowen Island.
The Towers of Tuscany about a female artist in 14th Century Tuscany was released in December of 2014 and A Woman of Note about a woman composer in 19th Century Vienna was released in September of 2015.
The e-book edition of The Muse of Fire is published by Kindle Press and the paper edition by New Arcadia Publishing.
“I am making numerous appearances over the next several months to speak about The Muse of Fire,” Cram indicated.
A summary of Muse of Fire reads as follows:
“Abandoned at birth, the grandly christened Edward Plantagenet rises from London’s Foundling Hospital to take charge back stage at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, only to be blind-sided when he rescues Grace — a young woman escaping an abusive father.
“Grace finds an outlet for her passions as a Shakespearean actress, becoming ensnared by intrigues and setbacks that mar the pathway to stardom she craves.
“Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Old Price Riots of 1809, Grace and Ned find common purpose in a quest that threatens to tear both their worlds apart.”
Cram’s first two novels won awards at the Chanticleer Authors Conference in April of 2017 in Bellingham, Washington. The Towers of Tuscany took first place in its Category in the Chaucer Award and A Woman of Note claimed top spot in its category in the Goethe Award.
The Towers of Tuscany was also the grand prize winner of the Chaucer Award.
To reserve a free seat for Cram’s introduction of the Muse of Fire in Chemainus, call 250-246-9471. You can learn more about her work at: https://carolcram.com/