PORTLAND, OR; November 2, 2022 --It is Norway in 1799 - a time when the kingdom was called Denmark-Norway and Oslo was called Christiana. Gertine’s quiet life as a young farm wife is upended when her mother, Mette, inexplicably calls off her sister’s wedding, only days away. Inspired by a runestone she finds in the woods, Gertine follows clue to clue, one family secret to another, in her need to understand. As she uncovers the story of her mother’s complicated past, she gains so much more than the truth.
Praise for Mari Matthias
“I love this story. Its care of characters and details of history will stay with you long after the last chapter.” Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of Beneath the Bending Skies
About Mari Matthias
Mari Matthias writes for the joy of the story. She gets captured by a tale until it is put on the page. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Mari has always had a creative project underway - from putting on neighborhood plays at age six, to teaching English in Japan at age 18, to opening a Spanish language school so her two-year-old would have a community of learners at age 29. She lives with her family in Underwood, Washington, and spends her free time exploring and being creative. The Runestone’s Promise is her first novel. Visit the author’s website at www.marimatthias.com.
About Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Unsolicited Press is based out of Portland, Oregon and focuses on the works of the unsung and underrepresented. As a womxn-owned, all-volunteer small publisher that doesn’t worry about profits as much as championing exceptional literature, we have the privilege of partnering with authors skirting the fringes of the lit world. We’ve worked with emerging and award-winning authors such as Shann Ray, Amy Shimshon-Santo, Brook Bhagat, Kris Amos, and John W. Bateman. Learn more at unsolicitedpress.com. Find us on twitter and Instagram, @unsolicitedp.
THE RUNESTONE'S PROMISE is available on November 1, 2022, as a paperback (296 p.; 978-1-956692-38-9) and e-book (all major retailers). Retailers, schools, and libraries can order copies through Ingram. The author is open to speaking with the media, holding readings, and engaging in other author opportunities.
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