Meet Esme, heroine of Legacy of Truth


Legacy of Hunger, the tale of Valentia McDowell and her journey to Ireland in 1846, came out in October 2015. Near the end of the tale, you meet Esme Doherty Fitzgerald, her grandmamma’s sister.


Legacy of Truth, the prequel, is slated for publication on June 15, 2016.


Discover the tale of Esme as a young girl and as a grown woman woman, still finding her own way in the harsh realities of surviving as a poor farmer, wife and mother in early 19th century Ireland.


What is your characters name?  Esme was born in 1773 into a family of three girls, and has a twin named Eithne. She is raised on a small farm in Ardara, County Donegal, in Ireland.  She is painfully conscious of her family’s fragile situation of sustenance living, and does all she can to help with the family farm.


What does your character look like? She has red, curly and often unruly, hair, freckles and blue eyes. She is quite short as an adult, just five feet tall.


Where does your character go when she’s upset? She likes to escape her family, and especially her sister. She runs to the ancient fairy stones, a circle of standings stones up on a hill. It’s a lonely place with tall grasses and the occasional sheep.


Who should play your character if your book were made into a movie? I think Felicia Day would do well as Esme when she is an adult. She has a sweet but tentative quality that fits Esme’s personality nicely.


What makes your character special?  Esme is a woman that is thrown around by life at first, but she finally learns to fight against the vagaries of fate. Part of that is due to her mastery of a magical talisman, a brooch that was passed down through her family.


Stay tuned for updates! Book cover reveal, excerpts, contests, release day party!





I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

– Better To Have Loved – contemporary romance set in the 1960s, based on a true story

– Legacy of Hunger – historical fantasy set in Ireland 1846

– Legacy of Truth (coming in July 20th, 2016!)

– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland

– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
More info at Green Dragon Artist :: Home ,
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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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