It’s been a while but we’re finally getting ready for the publication of the first book in the House of Morrigan series, The Winter Passing.
The first novel from Derbyshire-based author Sarah Lay centres on Centaury Morrigan. The days of Centaury’s mundane life are starting to fall through her; her job is going nowhere and her relationship with her childhood sweetheart is faltering. The island where she grew up is calling her home and it’s starting to bother her that she can’t remember why she ran away or what it was she left behind.
When she meets a man with an electrifying touch her memories start to return and she learns that those she thought she knew have been keeping dark secrets and the powers she possesses away from her. She must convince those who seek to lock her magic away that she may be the only hope for stopping the dark power rising and threatening them all.
The Winter Passing at Circularity Fest #1 – author talk in Burton on Trent
Held at the National Brewery Centre in Burton on Trent the event is a festival of ideas and music and will see live performances from Star From Ivy, Andy Crowe, and Emma Buckley as well as live podcasting and talks.
This first event is themed around mental health and Sarah will speak about the themes of mental wellbeing in the book, as well as how writing and creativity contribute to mental health. Profits from the night will be donated to charity MIND, after being doubled by Utility Warehouse.
Sarah said, “I’ve been really excited about the momentum being gained by Circularity, which has grown from an album to a grassroots movement trying to make sense of the modern world.
“It’s a real pleasure to be asked to speak about The Winter Passing and my experience as an author. I am looking forward to talking about where creativity comes from, the place it plays in mental health, and the themes in the book around memory, perception and friendship.”