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 violence, mild language, and some mature subject matter.
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About the Author
When Kristi isn’t riding her Harley or working her day job, you can find her in front of her computer, hammering out exciting suspense stories, or chatting around on social media. Although she has honed her writing craft for 30+ years, she only published her first book in 2012. Her strange and varied work history - having held jobs from a hotel housekeeper, a car wash attendant, an insurance underwriter, an electronics assembly line worker, a date entry tech in auto parts warehouse, a blueberry nursery shipping coordinator, a local delivery driver, and a truck driver and owner of her own trucking company - gives her a broad base from which to build her characters and storylines. Now a billing specialist for The Arc of Lane County, she supports those who care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities while she pursues her writing career in earnest. She got married for the first time at 38, skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma. She fully intends 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.