A gripping young adult fantasy novel steeped in Celtic folklore
When a teenager learns she has innate magical gifts, she journeys to Ireland in search of answers and finds herself as the bridge to a realm of spirits, witches, faeries—and a dark prophecy.
WELCOME! I’m K.T. Anglehart, author of the teen/young adult urban fantasy novel The Wise One—book I of The Scottish Scrolls.
The Wise One is a witchy book for the young and young at heart, forged by themes of nature, power, and spiritual journeys. Expect to find faeries, friendship, and faith where one often fails to look. Imagine mystic lakes, magical realms, and harvest moons.
If you can already feel yourself lighting up with excitement, then this book was written for you.
About the Author
Katrina Tortorici Anglehart is a born and bred Italian-Canadian from Montreal. A devoted academic, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; a graduate certificate in Scriptwriting; and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. After dabbling in TV writing and freelancing as an editor and author coach, she's taken on a senior editor role in the digital marketing space.
Still, she relishes helping aspiring authors to develop and refine their stories, including through her new podcast, Writing the Broomstick.
Besides English, Katrina speaks French, Italian, and Spanglish. When she’s not writing, diving into magical reads, or Netflixing, she’s travelling with her favourite human—her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband, Andy—and obsessing over her pet bunny, Magic, and rescue dog, Nessie. Katrina currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
The Wise One
Book 1 of The Scottish Scrolls
Mckenna’s never thought much of her nightmares, but on her seventeenth birthday, a vivid dream of burning at the stake awakens her dormant abilities, thrusting her into a world where faeries are real, spirits hold a grudge, and a High Priestess obsessed with a 16th-century prophecy is tracking her every move.
Now, her overprotective dads, Seán and Andre, are forced to tell her the truth—they know who her birth mother is, and her life is not the surrogate story she’s always been told. Abigail, Mckenna’s mom, is some sort of mystic, and Mckenna a Wise One.
Whatever the hell that means.
With the help of a persistent little wren and company of a newfound friend, Mckenna journeys to Ireland in search of her mother and real answers. Along the way, she learns to harness her innate magic and trust her intuition, as best she can anyway—Cillian, a kind and passionate delegate who crosses her path, is proving much harder to read.
Only her mother could truly help her halt her ill fate and prepare her for what’s to come…before she gives in to the darkness she knows is buried deep within.
Book II: 2022 Release Date TBA
PRAISE FOR THE WISE ONE
"The Wise One is a heartwarming coming-of-age story with characters that resonate, rich European folklore, and enchanting details that tickle the senses long after the last page is read . . . as slowly as possible because you never want this hauntingly beautiful story to end. I await the sequel with bated breath."
— V. G. Anderson, author of The Light in the Sound
“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” — C.S. Lewis
Care to chat?
One of the greatest perks of being an author is getting to know other urban fantasy lovers. Contact me if you’ve got any comments or questions for me!
I'm also super open to interviews and guest blogging. In any case, I'd love to hear from you!
In the meantime, have a listen to my new podcast, Writing the Broomstick, where we talk about all things fantasy, paranormal fiction, and magical realism.