Suzanna J Linton
I grew up in a very rural area in South Carolina. In our first home, we had a wood stove that heated the house and I still remember my mother leaving pies on the stove to keep them warm.
I've always wanted to be a writer. My first chosen medium was in poetry and I worked hard on that for years. But I also had an interest in fiction and completed my first novel when I was fourteen. I kept writing, eventually attending the summer program of the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.
When I went to college, I majored in English. But I hated my first job out of college, as a tech writer, and now work in a library. I'm married with two dogs. I love to garden when I'm not writing, reading, or watching movies.
To save a nation, Clara will have to see through both the fog of war, and the fog of her own heart...
Sold into slavery as a child, and rendered mute by the horrors she suffered, Clara's life extends no further than the castle kitchens and their garden. Those who know about her just think of her as the dull mute girl who may be a little soft in the head, not knowing that she carries within herself a precious gift: the ability to see the future. This is a gift she keeps secret, though, for fear of persecution.