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Yup, that's my books, Clovenstone and Stones Seven. Together they are the Kildonan Chronicles. Both books are laid in the mythical land of Kildonan.

Writing these books has been a fun project, and it's not over yet. It takes over a year to write a book, and the website requires constant updating.

Getting started on the third book of the Chronicles has been dragging along. We travel a lot, and I've been writing about my travels and leaving All Is One languishing on my computer. Hopefully next winter, 2007-2008, I'll get more work done on it.

'Tis herself, all right. Ruth McIntyre-Williams. Celt all the way. Read about the personal me farther down on the page.


I am a Celt (Scottish-Irish) who married a Celt (Welsh-Cornish). Therefore, our kids are Celts. Runs in the family. So much for the family tree. On to myself.

I hold a Master of Arts in art with minors in English and science. I taught art, science, and English (literature and mythology) for more years than I want to think about. I finally quit the teaching, and became a National Park ranger. That was more fun.

Along the way I acquired a private pilot's license, was an instructor in outdoor high adventure (climbing, caving, survival type stuff), and owned a ski shop.

In 1998 I gave up being a ranger, and became a creature of leisure. I now live in Florida and walk and bike and paint pictures and write novels and design web pages free lance. And I believe...


I did a lot of research while writing these novels — bought books, went to libraries, studied websites on medieval/feudal culture, Celtic culture, Wiccan, herbalism, Druidism, Gaelic, Celtic and Germanic mythology. None of these things appear in the book in their own clothes. The world, culture, and characters of the novels are entirely from my imagination. But I wanted Kildonan, the land of Clovenstone, to be believable and to have an early medieval ambience, so I studied to create this.

This is a quest novel, built in the tradition of the epic quests sung and told by bards through the ages. Poetic scraps of legends introduce each chapter. Secret runes and cryptic prophecies challenge your imagination throughout the tale. There's kings and castles and magic creatures, and swords and battles and all that good stuff. So grab your sword and pack, and go have an adventure with the books of Clovenstone Chronicles.

I BELIEVE in Macintosh computers, never passing up a chance at a new experience, that love is better than money, and that travel is more important than a new kitchen floor. So I spend 4 or 5 months on the road or over the sea every year. Catch you in Tucson — or London. We'll talk computer work and writing books and whether cats have wings.


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