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January 8 @ 6:00 pm
In-Person | The Spell: An Evening with C.V. Shaw
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Evening with C.V. Shaw
Saturday, January 8, 6 PM ET
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About the Book:
Set in the countryside of sixteenth-century England in the town of Fleurham, The Spell tells the story of King Maurice, Queen Lilac, and their daughter, Princess Isabella–and of the curse that threatens to tear their world apart. When Princess Isabella has an encounter with a strange bird and an arrow shot by a mysterious archer, the royal family’s world is turned upside down. Maurice goes in search of the archer and instead falls victim to a spell himself. Lilac, back home at the castle, becomes increasingly obsessed with freeing her daughter from the arrow’s curse. Isabella grows up under the dark cloud of the curse and her mother’s obsession with it, developing her own abilities along the way. Filled with magic and intrigue at every turn, The Spell also tells the tale of the other inhabitants of the castle–Johndor, Minna, and their daughters Bethlynn and Lauren–and various local characters–the gifted Thumbeline, the treacherous Carmile, and the mysterious Maggy Mae, as their lives intertwine with the royal family’s. A captivating tale, C.V. Shaw’s sensational debut novel is not to be missed.
About the Author:
C.V. SHAW is the author behind The Spell. She is a great believer in magic and imagination. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Quantum Energy Practitioner, holding her alternative medicine practice out of South Miami. She has published work in How to Survive your Teenager. Real Women Write – Living on COVID Time, Story Circle Journal March 2020. Shaw’s short story “Looped” was recently shortlisted in Retreat West UK competition. Previously as a journalist, she was a feature writer for M.D. News, Florida Medical Business, Miami Herald Neighborsand Club Systems International. She is a native South Floridian.
C.V. Shaw was admiring a lush forest in Central Florida when she began imagining what could be on the other side…the image of a castle appeared before her. With poetry in mind, she grabbed a notebook and started to write. By the third page, she had become enamored with the inhabitants of the castle. Seven months later, the would-be poem had evolved into a 240 page fantasy novel. It was only after The Spell was published, she recalled a glimpse of a past-life regression she had undergone 20 years prior that paralleled all too much with life in the castle, deepening the connection of her journey through The Spell.