Eolyn: Legends and Lore (Episode 2)

Hidden Heritage In my previous installment of Eolyn: Legends and Lore, I wrote about the origin of the Silver Web, including insights into Akmael's parentage. The history of Eolyn's parents, Kaie and Eoghan, is more obscure. In the series, we don't learn much about Kaie or Eoghan because most of the people who knew them... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Magical Fantasy for the Holidays

I'm participating in a number of writer challenges on Instagram. One recent challenge asked: Why is my story important? To answer this question, I focused on EOLYN, Book One of the Silver Web Trilogy. What drew me into Eolyn’s story was the immense courage and strength she demonstrates when confronting a brutal system intent on... Continue Reading →

Free Read Fridays: Brothers in Magic

I'm testing the waters with some video content on my Instagram account. Called "Free Read Fridays," each episode will include a brief (1-minute) reading from a randomly selected page in my novel EOLYN. I will occasionally cross-post here, but the best way to catch Free Read Fridays is to follow me on Instagram. This week's... Continue Reading →

Kirkus Reviews ‘Daughter of Aithne’

I was excited (and nervous) last week to receive Kirkus Reviews' assessment of Daughter of Aithne, the third and final installment of The Silver Web Trilogy.  Nervous before I read it, excited afterwards. All three novels of The Silver Web have received positive reviews from Kirkus, but Kirkus seemed to like Daughter of Aithne best of all: "Thankfully," the reviewer writes, "[Gastreich] ends her series with the... Continue Reading →

Cover Reveal: Daughter of Aithne

I'm delighted to announce that Daughter of Aithne will be released this spring in Kindle and print editions! Cover art and design for this third and final installment of The Silver Web is by Thomas Vandenberg, who also did the covers for the first two books in the series, Eolyn and Sword of Shadows.  The image shows Princess Briana's first encounter with... Continue Reading →

Not-So-Benevolent Sexism

The night I watched Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic nomination for president, something shifted inside of me. More than shifted; there was movement of seismic proportions. A complete re-ordering of my internal universe. Until that moment, part of me believed that this was impossible; that as long as I lived, a woman would never be nominated... Continue Reading →

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: