Ursula is a born traveller with an insatiable thirst for experiences and not afraid to take risks. She left her home in Germany and successful career in marketing to start a new life on a small island in the Caribbean. For more than 25 years Ursula worked as a designer and business consultant and explored the rainforest in her free time. She located ancient settlements, took part in their archaeological excavation, learned the herbal lure and mythology from Amerindian tribal elders and medicine men.
When her children left the island to study abroad, she returned to Germany, travelled through Europe, visited ancient sites in Northern Africa, Ireland and Scotland. It was Scotland that stole her heart and inspired her to start a new carrier as an author.
Ursula’s undying love for Scotland and everything mystical shows in her descriptions of the Scottish scenery, the forests, lochs, and glens. Her narratives are so vivid that the reader can not only see the sites but feel and almost smell them as well. Her characters are so lifelike, likeable or feared that her readers easily recognise them through their speaking pattern or action.
Do You Believe in a World of Magic?
The 16-year-old Amanda grew up in a small inn near the village of Dalmally. She lived an ordinary and protected life with her loving father and grandmother until one cold January morning some dreadful news turned everything upside down.
Clouds of snow drifted across the frozen land like bands of golden gossamer as morning broke over Glen Orchy.
Amanda lay awake, gazing at the crystalline ice flowers that covered her window overnight. Soon she would have to get out of her cosy bed to help her grandmother prepare the food for the inn’s early guests. It was the first market day after Hogmanay, and the inn would be crowded with travelling tradesman, farmers and people from the surrounding villages and hamlets. Amanda was looking forward to hearing, the latest news and gossip but most of all, to the visit of her best friends.
Little did she know that the news she longed to hear would shatter her life and replace the feeling of tranquility with fear and tribulation. Soon, very soon, she would learn that her survival depended on her friends' loyalty, the ability to fight and the help from beings she believed to only exist in myths and legends.