Today we have the pleasure of introducing author
and her book
about the book
When the skeletal remains of a young woman and her baby are found entombed behind the kitchen wall of a historic Tudor house Cassandra is overcome with grief. She seems to know who the young woman was, but not how she knows or how she came to be there. Cassandra becomes inexplicably drawn to the house and the mystery of the "Bones of Blackfriars." As she begins to learn the truth about the Thorne siblings who occupied the house during the reign of Elizabeth I, her own life takes an unexpected turn and she finds that her fate is linked to the Thornes in ways she never dreamed of.
Precious Bones is a unique book. It is written from the perspective of two women. Cassandra in the present day and Constance from the Elizabethan era.
As a lover of history, I much preferred reading the thoughts of Constance and learning about the people surrounding her.
I enjoyed this book and look forward to more from Irina.
And now, a guest post from Irina
It is possible that our subconscious holds the key to what happens to us after we die? What if instead of using only three or four percent of our brain we could tap into the rest and discover the encrypted information that’s been buried there all along? Countless people are able to describe events and places under hypnosis that they have no knowledge of when fully awake. What if tantalizing images and memories from hundreds of years ago suddenly sprang into your mind, urging you down the path of discovery? Would you take the risk or just rebury them in your subconscious for fea//r of disrupting your life?
about the author
Irina Shapiro was born in Moscow, Russia and for the next eleven years lived the life of an ordinary Soviet child, in then communist Russia, until her family’s emigration to the United States in 1982. Due to her love of reading Irina was able to pick up English very quickly and was an honor student throughout her school career.
After graduating from Bernard M. Baruch College in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Irina worked in advertising for two years before realizing that long hours and low wages were not the life for her. She shifted her focus to Import/Export and worked her way up to the position of Import Manager in a large textile house before leaving the work force in 2007 to focus on her autistic son.
It wasn’t until Irina had been at home for some time that she began to write. Eventually the characters began to take on a life of their own and have conversations in her head and once she started writing her musings down the stories came easily enough. Irina incorporated her love of history and travel into her writing to create a rich and detailed background for the characters. Since then Irina has written five novels. She is currently working on a sequel to “The Hands of Time.”
Irina Shapiro lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.
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