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"Crossing Over" with Amanda Scott"

Notice something unusual about Amanda's historical romances since she started writing for Warner? They've been infiltrated by the Little People for which she's named her new series, The Secret Clan. So how did this stickler for plausible plots cross over into folklore? Was Scott just seeking a little adventure in the land of make believe? Since she's such a historian, had she stumbled onto credible evidence of fairies? Or had Warner put something in her food when they wined and dined Scott to celebrate her four-book series?

Anything was possible. And with the release of book 2, THE HIDDEN HEIRESS, a 16th-century Cinderella-type story where the head fairy, Maggy Malloch, takes on the role of "fairy godmother," we decided
to uncover the mystery. Here's what we found out:

1) Yes, it seems Warner did use some kind of suggestive power
to entice this author to dip into folklore.

2) Once she began her research, Scott was indeed off and enjoying
a new adventure into the land of make-believe.

3) And yet… She also stumbled onto a credible source. It so happens that the present-day Laird of Kintail lives in Sacramento (Kintail is a primary setting for The Secret Clan as well as their ancestral home, Eilean Donan castle); when the two met up, the laird shared with Scott all his secrets about the Wee Folk, including where they live, how to spot their presence—and how to find them.

And Scott's search proved successful. Always a meticulous researcher, Amanda says that to set up her series, "I searched for an incident in Scottish history that obviously had some sort of fairy intervention.
I found it at Eilean Donan castle in the Highlands, where in 1539,
three men successfully defended the castle against forty galleys full of Macdonalds who attacked it." Fans can enjoy more humor, magic and history in her latest Secret Clan book.

Book 1, The Abducted Heiress, is available now along with
THE HIDDEN HEIRESS, book 2 of the Secret Clan series.


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