Stow, OH, January 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Author Jane Gay Sahr announced today the release of The Dragon Isles, A Faerie Tale, published by Outskirts Press.
Sahr’s heroine is a retired kindergarten teacher. She settles into a rustic, tumbledown cottage to a peaceful quiet life when she runs into her new neighbors, two wood dwarves full of magic, and a mysterious twelve year old girl, named Gwyn, who desperately needs the retiree’s help to find strength after her family is destroyed and Gwyn’s best friend is turned into a bear by an evil faerie witch.
Sahr has taken the memorable experiences of her own childhood and of her three sons’ adolescence to create an enchanted tale; magic wood dwarves, a mysterious twelve year old girl and an evil faerie witch, all of whose exploits have been braided into an allegory of the Christian life style.
“Books are the windows of the imagination,” author Sahr has said. However, she points out that that is only for the reader. For the writer, the imagination “winds its way around life’s adventures and translates them into stories and books.”
In The Dragon Isles Sahr has transformed the poignant moments of her life into her unique story to show that the deepest magic of all is indeed the miracle of love. Sahr’s own dear puppy drowned when she was thirteen. In her book her heroine Jane saves a Newfoundland puppy. Sahr lost her own mother in her infancy and grew up in several different homes, and later in her life she suffered a devastating stroke. Each of these “adventures” Sahr has been able to weave into her epic faerie tale.
Faerie tales have always intrigued Sahr -- both modern and those set in ancient or medieval times. She grew up on a magnificent treed estate in Connecticut called Wishing Woods.
The Dragon Isles took twenty years to write. She wrote while she was bringing up her boys. She wrote after her husband died. She even struggled to keep writing after her stroke and was able finish up the last few chapters. Her friend Sarah kept encouraging and prodding -- a tribute to the value of persistence and the healing power of loving friends.
It was no easy task. The creation of The Dragon Isles has been as epic as the story itself and is a true manifestation of the labor and the miracle of love.
Jane currently lives in Ohio.
Sahr’s website, www.thewishwood.com, provides more information about The Dragon Isles and also displays her rich artwork illustrating The Wishwood.
The Dragon Isles is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white ISBN: 978-1-4327-7484-4 SRP: $ 18.95
Genre: Fiction/fairy tales, folklore and mythology/Christian fantasy
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