Today’s story of courage comes from author, Mary Morgan. Her novel, Dragon Knight’s Sword, will be released soon by Wild Rose Press.
I was 22 years old, never held a job except babysitting, and in a dark time in my life. Never an outgoing person, in fact very shy, I decided to apply for a job at a restaurant for extra money. However, this restaurant was very upscale. You were required to have previous experience, especially in culinary and wine. I knew absolutely nothing, but I needed this job desperately. When I filled out the application, I put down that I had served large family dinners. I believed I could get in the door with that one sentence.
On the morning of the interview, I sat in my car for thirty long minutes. I was debating if I should step through those large doors. I kept glancing back at the doors, daring me to get out of my car. Finally, I made the decision that I had nothing left to lose. I got out of my car and pushed those massive doors open.
During my interview, I felt a sense of calm wash over me. I smiled and told the manger I was a quick learner. He would not regret giving me a chance. I was hired on that day, and he never regretted for an instant giving me the opportunity to prove myself. In fact, he gave me another position later on as the bookkeeper. I excelled and left for the banking industry.
Therefore, each time I venture down a new and sometimes frightening road, I remember that day I found the courage to push through those doors. It took me on an amazing path, for which I will be eternally grateful. Not only did it teach me important life lessons, but it also led me to my soul mate. I married the manager of the restaurant three years later.
I am a constant daydreamer, and have been told quite often to remove my head from the clouds. Yet, this is where I find the magic to write my stories. Not only do I love to weave a good tale, but I have a voracious appetite for reading. I worked for Borders Books for almost fourteen years. Imagine my delight to be surrounded by so many books, talking to others about them, and getting paid.
I have traveled to England, Scotland, Ireland, and France. There are those who know me well when I say, “My heart is in the Highlands.” I believe I have left it there, or maybe in Ireland.
When not writing, I enjoy playing in my garden–another place where magic grows. Of course, there is time spent with my family. They are the ones that keep me grounded.
Can the healing power of love mend the soul of a wounded warrior who destroyed the life and love of another?
Duncan Mackay will do anything to lift the curse from his family — even forfeit his own life. But his plans change when he encounters the woman from his dreams, literally. She is from the future, somehow has his lost sword, and can talk to the Dragon that is able to lift his family’s curse.
Brigid O’Neill has spent her life listening to the mythological legends from Ireland and Scotland. So, when an ancient sword lands at her doorstep and she starts dreaming of a rugged Highlander, she drops everything and takes on a quest which will alter everything she believes.
Before their journey ends, not only will Duncan and Brigid battle an ancient curse, they must also find the courage to believe in the destiny that brought them together.
Read an excerpt here