Meet Samantha- pre-teen; an average girl with an ordinary life. Samantha is not one of the in-crowd and her sanctuary is in books and her own vivid imagination. Through one book in particular, Sam embarks on a journey of discovery with an odd but cute little rat, called Kevin Kilcat, as a guide, who turns out to be the manifest spirit of a deceased brother Sam never knew existed. This spirit guide becomes the friend she always wanted.
Sam is a girl growing up with a spirit guide, Kevin the Rat. In A Rat's Tail, she and Kevin travelled in a separate reality, another life. But in Blood Brothers, her second sortie into the book of possibilities, she has not only skipped tracks but has also switched genders. Sucked into a life in North America in the 1800's she finds herself in a past life regression, when white pioneers traversed the domain of the red man, exciting, challenging and hauntingly familiar.
Sam is into paths and journeys. You’ll know this if you’ve read Books One and Two of The Circular Scrolls. By the start of Book Three she knows that she is going to put herself into places and situations, life frames, where she can come to understand, at the deepest possible level, the cyclical nature of LIFE. There are avenues waiting to be chosen; adventures waiting to be had; all hers for the taking. And in her room, facing an enormous photograph of wild lions, once again she is falling, falling, floating, round and round, like the feather loosed from the wing of a bird… … And … with Kevin, spirit guide and rat, travels back to Africa in the 1800s. There she meets a young boy, Mogo, and, together, with Hunter, an American disguised as an Arab, they cross the continent in search of Mogo’s sister, Noni, who has been stolen by slave traders. On the way they encounter warlords, cannibals and a herd of stampeding wildebeest, as they cross mountains and trek through jungle. It is a story about making it through, about purpose and intent, about pursuit and discovery of self, and hope.
Against a backdrop of her relationship with Steve, Sam explores LOVE in all its very different shapes and shades. Studying aspects of herself in parallel lives, catching glimpses of figures from the past and the future, she explores, as a wartime adventuress, as a widow of 30 something, as a slick temptress, as a prostitute at the turn of the century, as a wandering ghost and as a tormented high priestess 2,000 years BC and she looks at love ‘from all sides now’ and its shadow dance with itself and sometimes with the grim reaper. In her present reality in the no mans land between child and adult and with Steve's solid if sometimes reluctant support, she experiments with being a good friend, a soul mate, a lover, a whore, a wildchild, a musician and a writer. And with Kevin’s inimitable help and grounding humour she redefines her dreams and puts a tentative foot on the path towards the next stage of her journey.
Sam hits the road, literally and metaphorically in the fifth book of The Circular Scrolls,and with Steve, continues her explorations in Greece and the Greek Islands and finds herself entangled in a web of past lives whose strands reach out to her from the past and the future
Apparently alone again, Sam travels to northern India where in Ghandi's Gardens in Delhi she experiences a strange epiphany and then follows her heart to North America
This is a love story. Not the usual kind of love story. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Boy gives girl some of his chocolate. Girl goes to bed with Boy’s best mate. Boy finds out… Not the usual kind. But a love story nevertheless
These are the first 7 books, in the series of The Circular Scrolls. Find out more about upcoming releases by reading the blog. And you can find out more about Bridget and her writing in the About section of the website.