Fox Cities Book Festival: Laura Vosika - Scotland Through the Eyes of the Author

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Little Chute Public Library
Fox Cities Book Festival

Laura Vosika is the author of the acclaimed and beloved Blue Bells Chronicles -  a tale of time travel, mysteries and miracles, romance and redemption that ranges from the modern world of American classical music to the medieval battles of Robert the Bruce and James Douglas.

 

Apart from time travel, Laura is no stranger to the world of the Blue Bells Chronicles. Having grown up in the military, she spent her early years in Europe, visiting castles and ruins, later lived in Ireland, and frequently visits Scotland.

 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Lawrence University, on trombone – like Shawn in The Chronicles- and spent years as a freelance musician on trombone, harp, and flute.

 

Other publishing credits include an essay in Glamour Magazine, Food and Feast in the World of the Blue Bells Chronicles: a gastronomic historic poetic musical romp in thyme, and Go Home and Practice, a music record book. Future projects include non-fiction books on raising a large family and The Theology of Music.

 

She currently lives in Minnesota with several of her nine children, three cats, and an Irish Wolfhound much like the Laird’s great hunting hounds, where she hosts the radio program Books and Brews with Laura Vosika.

 

Scotland Through the Eyes of the Author

From 2009 to 20016, Laura Vosika, author of the acclaimed time travel series, The Blue Bells Chronicles, a story ranging across modern and medieval Scotland, has made multiple trips to Scotland and northern England to research the locations of her story—the battlefield of Bannockburn, Inverness’s Eden Court, the hills of Monadhliath and Rannoch Moor, Carlisle, the Isle of Arran, the Isle of Iona on the west of Scotland and Lindisfarne off the east coast of England. She will talk about visiting these locations with an eye to researching the times of Robert the Bruce of Braveheart fame. The presentation includes a medieval weapon and instrument display, a power point slide show with photography of her travels, a medieval piece played on harp, and readings from her books.