The Runestone’s Promise
It’s the year 1799 and Gertine’s quiet life as a young farm wife is upended when her mother, Mette, inexplicably calls off her sister’s wedding, days away. Inspired by a runestone she finds in the woods, Gertine embarks on a journey, following clue to clue in her need to understand. As she uncovers the story of her mother’s past, she gains so much more than the truth.
I discovered the bones of this story in a genealogy book compiled by my mother’s cousin. With more research, I created this fictionalized telling of my fifth and sixth-great-grandmothers, set in a time when the kingdom was called Denmark-Norway.
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IN THE WORKS:
An irreverent and heartwarming tale of family dysfunction, this story is about who we are to each other and how hard it is to make peace with the past.
The Stolen Watch
In a case of mistaken thievery, a young woman tries to return a stolen watch, launching into an odyssey of misadventure, discovery, and transformation.