Patricia Walker

The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with visiting Australian fantasy novelist Catherine M. Walker, author of the Being of Dreams and Emergence series. Free and open to the public, this author visit will be held on Monday, November 13, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Conroy Center (601 Bladen St., Beaufort). Books will be available for sale and signing. Please register in advance at 843-379-7025.

Walker describes the first three novels in her Being of Dreams series–Shattering Dreams, Path of the Broken, andElder Born—as an epic fantasy in which the characters are cursed to become either heroes or monsters. Walker’s second series, Emergence, has three novels planned, with the first two, Unwanted and Sacrifice, now available. Walker describes this series as a fantastic world torn by conflict, in which the Unwanted fight for survival. Readers who enjoy perilous magic, royal intrigue, and tales of betrayal and friendship will find much to savor in these volumes.

In addition to discussing her novels, Walker will also share insights into being a self-published international author and her own journey to publication.

Catherine M. Walker was born in a small country town in Western Australia. After years of working various jobs and traveling, she has finally returned to her home state and resides in Perth, Western Australia, where she’s settled down to write. Walker has self-published five epic fantasy books and his currently drafting her sixth.

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