Storytellers: a novel
Some say the past cannot be changed. Those people aren’t storytellers.
“There is a story you might enjoy. It’s a good one…I think.”
“Do people die in it?”
“Yes, they do.”
“Fire? Women? Drinking? Fights?”
“Plenty of everything.”
In March 1920 Icelandic days are short and cold, but the nights are long. For most, on those nights, funny, sad, and dramatic stories are told around the fire. But there is nothing dramatic about Gunnar, a hermit blacksmith who barely manages to make ends meet. He knows nobody will remember his existence – they already don’t. All he wants is peace, the company of his animals, and a steady supply of his medication. Sometimes he wonders what it would feel like to have a story of his own. He’s about to find out.
Sigurd – a man with a plan, a broken ankle, and shocking amounts of money – won’t talk about himself, but is happy to tell a story that just might get Gunnar killed. The blacksmith’s other “friends” are just as eager to write him into stories of their own – from Brynhildur who wants to fix Gunnar, then marry him, his doctor who is on the precipice of calling for an intervention, The Conservative Women of Iceland who want to rehabilitate Gunnar’s “heathen ways” – even the goddamn elf has plans for the blacksmith.
As his defenses begin to crumble, Gunnar decides that perhaps his life is due for a change – on his own terms. But can he avoid the endings others have in mind for him, and forge his own?
Audiobook: spring 2019
Storytellers: Original Soundtrack coming this spring to Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, iTunes, and other streaming/download platforms
Vikings: from history to History
It doesn’t matter whether a story is true when it’s good. Or does it?
Did you know that History Channel is not actually a TV channel that shows historical documentaries? I didn’t when I saw the first episode of Vikings and firmly believed that Ragnar and Rollo were brothers, Ragnar’s wife Lagertha gave him a son called Björn and a daughter called Gyda, and Ragnar was a poor farmer who climbed from the bottom to the top thanks to nothing but his courage and faith.
In this book you will read the truth – if such thing exists – about Ragnar, Lagertha, Aslaug, Björn, Ivar and his brothers, Rollo, and Athelstan.
This first edition of Vikings: from history to History covers seasons 1-5A and will be periodically updated.
Release date: March 17, 2019
Formats: EPUB, MOBI (only for the newsletter subscribers)