“Tell Us One Thing” Interview with Mary Ann Bernal

**Today we have a ‘Tell Us One Thing interview with author Mary Ann Bernal. But first, let’s find out a bit about her book, The Briton and the Dane: Timeline**
81MYPeSMpHL._SL1500_Dr. Gwyneth Franger is a renowned expert in early medieval England who is set upon learning the truth about the death of Lord Erik, the last descendant of the powerful House of Wareham.  Her quest becomes an obsession, a condition that began with the discovery of a portrait of the tall and valiant warrior with which she forms an extraordinary and inexplicable bond.
Digesting troves of mildewed scrolls and source documentation only enhances her belief that Lord Erik was brutally assassinated by a cabal of traitors in the pay of William the Bastard, shortly before the onslaught of the Norman Invasion.
On an archeological dig in Southern England, her team unearths an Anglo-Saxon fortress, a vast citadel built during the reign of Alfred the Great, which she believes was Lord Erik’s stronghold.  In the midst of her excitement, she is awakened one night from her slumbers by a disconcerting anomaly emerging from the site.
Dr. Franger finds herself transported back to the Dark Ages and at the side of the noble Lord Erik who commands an army of elite Saxon warriors, a swift and mobile force able to deploy quickly throughout the kingdom to ward off invaders.
Witnessing the unrest firsthand, Gwyneth senses that her instincts had been right all along, and she is determined to learn the identities of the treacherous blackguards hiding in the shadows, villains who may well be posing as Lord Erik’s friends and counselors.
Will Gwyneth stop the assassins?  Is she strong enough to walk away and watch her beloved Erik die?  Or will she intervene, change the course of history and wipe out an entire timeline to save the man she loves with all her heart?
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Tell Us One Thing interview.
**We sent Mary Ann 10 words beginning with I and asked her to tell us something about herself using each word…**
My striving for perfection is indisputable.
My fondness for animated characters, especially Spongebob Squarepants, might be considered incongruous amongst my peers.
People find my enthusiasm for walking amidst archeological ruins interesting.
Everyone who knows me is aware of my impassioned support for my grandchildren’s sporting activities.
My ability to turn lemons into lemonade is impressive.
Being a Capricorn, born on the cusp of Aquarius, contributes to my occasional impetuous behavior.
I am intolerant of bigots.
As a child, my sister and I used to play with a few imaginary friends.
I have never pleaded innocent when presented with a speeding ticket.
People find my devotion to family inspiring.
**Thank you, Mary Ann :) **
MABMary Ann Bernal, author of The Briton and the Dane novels, is an avid history buff whose area of interest focuses on Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain during the Viking Age.  While pursuing a degree in business administration, she managed to fit creative writing classes and workshops into her busy schedule to learn the craft, but it would take decades before her “Erik the Viking” novel was ultimately published.
Mary Ann is also a passionate supporter of the United States military, having been involved with letter writing campaigns and other support programs since Operation Desert Storm.  She has appeared on The Morning Blend television show hosted by KMTV, the CBS television affiliate in Omaha, and was interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald for her volunteer work.  She has also been a featured author on Triangle Variety Radio, The Phil Naessens Show, and The Writers Showcase, and has been interviewed extensively by American and European bloggers.
Mary Ann is a New York “expat,” and currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska.
Social Network Links:
Webpage: www.maryannbernal.com
Blog: http://maryannbernal.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/britonanddane
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/maryannbernal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBritonandtheDane
**Posted by Maria**