From my author's bio:
L.A. Marr has played with words her whole life, using them to paint word pictures of what she saw growing up in the forests and fields in Oregon. At 50 she decided that she should remember those long ago worlds and paint again. To her surprise a new world opened, one based around the occupants of a special place called Ethaia. This is her first published work.
Ms. Marr still lives in the wonderful green state of Oregon with her husband of 30 years. Because of her love for all things outdoors, she has been involved in all activities with dogs and horses, camping, fishing, hunting, shooting, firefighting, medical and disaster response. Currently living in the coastal city of Coos Bay where she still enjoys her horses and dogs.
And the teaser from my book:
What would happen if you went for a ride and never returned? Aleyne Agrurova did just that. Aleyne was a pleasant teenager, nearly an adult, when she saddled her horse to take a long ride one day. Aleyne planned to journey just a few days and then return, but each day brought another adventure that lead her further and further away from her simple life - and into a life she never knew she was part of, into a person she never knew she was.
Aleyne Agrurova only knew that her parents had loved her and that when they died unexpectedly she came to live with her uncle Raul. She didn't know who they really were. When she was twelve her uncle gave her a present that her parents had left for to have when she was ready. The elven made blade carried runes and etchings that hinted at a part of her past that she had never learned. The day she left on a horse ride on a sunny day four years later it would start the events rolling that would bring present and past crashing together. Aleyne's life would never be the same.
Aleyne's adventure opens for her a world outside of her frontier life. A world whose borders were beyond her imagination. A world of bandits, dragons, elves, and thieves. A world where an unknown girl would lead an army and two kingdoms would welcome an heir.