Fox Cities Reads
2015 Fox Cities Reads is underway!
Wisconsin author Helen C. Johannes' debut novel The Prince of Val-Feyridge won the 2011 EPIC Award for Fantasy Romance. A medieval-style quest, The Prince of Val-Feyridge explores themes relevant to today -- prejudice builds walls; working side-by-side tears them down. The story centers on a warrior with a destiny and a woman with a gift, their forbidden love, and the future of a kingdom.
Johannes graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. She grew up reading everything from fairy tales to the work of Ayn Rand and this unusual mix undoubtedly explains why the themes, characters, and locations in her writing play out in tales of love and adventure. Her manuscript "Bloodstone" won the 2011 Futuristic/Fantasy category of the Launching a Star Contest sponsored by Spacecoast Authors of Romance. Johannes has also published short fiction, poetry, and journal articles. She is a Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring winner for short fiction and a member of Romance Writers of America and Wisconsin Romance Writers of America.
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