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Cynthia Owens

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March 30, 1963

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I believe I was destined to be interested in history. One of my distant ancestors, Thomas Aubert, reportedly sailed up the St. Lawrence River to discover Canada some 26 years before Jacques Cartier’s 1534 voyage. Another relative was a 17thCentury “King’s Girl,” one of a group of young unmarried girls sent to New France (now the province of Quebec) as brides for the habitants (settlers) there. My passion for reading made me long to write books like the ones I enjoyed, and I tried penning sequels to my favorite Nancy Drew mysteries. Later, fancying myself a female version of Andrew Lloyd Weber, I drafted a musical set in Paris during WWII.

A former journalist and lifelong Celtophile, I enjoyed a previous career as a reporter/editor for a sma
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Cynthia Owens At the moment, I'm working on another Wild Geese story called '"he Carousel." It's Kieran Donnelly's story, the most tortured of all my Wild Geese…moreAt the moment, I'm working on another Wild Geese story called '"he Carousel." It's Kieran Donnelly's story, the most tortured of all my Wild Geese stories. An artist who lost the will to paint after the brutality of the American Civil War, he meets a blind woman whose dream is to escape her sheltered existence.(less)
Cynthia Owens I'm inspired by many things--a walk in the winter snow, or standing on a beach and breathing in that wonderful aroma of mud and lake water. But to me,…moreI'm inspired by many things--a walk in the winter snow, or standing on a beach and breathing in that wonderful aroma of mud and lake water. But to me, the most inspiring thing is music, particularly Irish music. In fact, the song "The Fields of Athenry" inspired the backstory for my very first heroine, Siobhan Desmond. Irish songs have inspired many of my plot points. Anyone walking into my office while I'm writing can expect to hear Paddy Reilly, Celtic Woman, or any of a dozen other Irish singers and musicians.(less)
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