Cymru Am Byth – Wales Forever is Jude Johnson’s contribution to Shared Whispers. Check out the blurb, excerpt, bio, and pic (Taken on Jude’s trip to Wales).
When Angie Edwards visits Wales, she finds the forlorn emptiness of Caerfilly Castle is not all it seems. Confronted by a strange man in medieval dress, she thinks she’s stepped into some sort of re-enactment. Or is her destiny somehow entwined with the legend of the Tower Ghost?
“I’m not sure of anything, but I remember thinking they were three lions.” Angie closed her eyes, picturing the knight as he’d entered the room. “Yes, three red lions, facing left as I’m looking at them, tail up over their backs, one paw lifted.”
“Blwdi uffern.” Gwen whispered. “Bloody hell. Llywelen’s personal coat of arms.” She set her tea on the table and leaned forward, brown eyes wide. “And this fellow called you ‘Angharad’—you’re quite certain?”
Angie nodded, frowning. “Absolutely. It freaked me out.”
Her cousin leaned back in her chair again. “You, dear cousin, met Gethin ap Caderyn. The Tower Ghost.”
“Ghost? No, this guy was solid, real. He cast a shadow.”
“Unlike all the other ghosts you’ve seen so far, I suppose?” Gwen arched a brow. “You think ghosties are as transparent as John Cleese in the Harry Potter films?”
Angie’s mouth dropped open and closed slowly before she replied. “You got me. But I’ve never heard of The Tower Ghost.”
“He seems to be quite particular about who sees him.”
Living in Tucson, Arizona, Jude Johnson is a member of Gecko Gals Ink, LLC, a group of five sassy local authors who help other writers develop their craft through writing seminars. She is an active member of the Welsh League of Arizona as well. She has spoken about her research and writing at Welsh Festivals and National Day of Wales in Los Angeles, the Sierra Vista Historical Society, the Adobe Corral of the Westerners, the Arizona Historical Society, and numerous times on BBC Radio Wales.
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