As a child, I didn't have imaginary tea parties.
I was an outlaw fighting alongside the greatest rogue in Sherwood Forest, the notorious Robin Hood.
The stories kept me sane when I had no control.
They freed me from a bleak existence of abuse and neglect.
If life taught me anything, it was that living was hard, and only the dreams you made happen came true.
At nineteen, living in my uncle's cabin in the Oregon Cascades, my life was anything but the fantasies of my childhood.
I was free, but I was alone. I was surviving.
Until I hiked into the mountains and carelessly challenged the universe to notice me.
A door made of white light appeared in front of me, compelling me to step through.
I took it. I stepped through.
Into the greatest trials, both physical and emotional, I'd ever face-into another time and unknown world that would test my strength to my core.
I would fight...
I would kill...
I would love...
Most of all, I would live.
Sherwood Rogue is rated PG17 by the author for mild language, violence, and mature subject matter.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)|
About the Author
While she has honed her writing craft for +30 years, like many authors, she had to work other jobs to make ends meet. She has a strange and varied work history, having held jobs in a hotel, a car wash, an insurance company, an electronics assembly line, an auto parts warehouse, a blueberry nursery, and as a truck driver and owner of her own trucking company. She even delivered nuts and bolts around town for a fastener store/warehouse for a while as she pursued her writing career in earnest. Now she is a billing specialist for an agency that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
She got married for the first time at 38, skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma. It is fully her intention to go to her grave having never changed a diaper.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought YA and Robin Hood would be dull as dishwater so I’m totally taken aback by this unusual take on the legend. This was an awesome read! Unhappy 21st century Kay steps through a time portal and is sent to Sherwood Forest where she joins Robin Hood. While she lives the legend, she’s living her own story at the same time. The result is an adventure story with a love theme - and some excellent twists. (I won’t spoil it for you.) What I loved about it: It’s a thoroughly human story with the carefully layered main characters. It retains some of the legend’s iconic points, like the fight between Robin Hood and Friar Tuck. The gore, the dirt and the rough bits of medieval England are all there. Kay doesn’t become a sage or a wise woman or any of the usual tropes. What I didn’t like: Actually, it was an excellent read. If I’m super critical, then I’d say the first few paragraphs don’t hint at the amazing story to follow. So if you read only the first page, instead of dipping in the middle, you may miss out. Five star read, and it’s on my re-read list. PS I received an ARC from the author, and I know her. But this wow is an honest personal opinion.