Elmina tells us her story from a troubled childhood in a medieval French town to her growth into a spiritually-seeking young woman who dares to follow the stirrings of her soul. Her idealism and love lead her to leave a Cathar school and follow the man who will become Saint Dominic. As the world around her erupts into the Albigensian Crusade, Elmina finds herself complicit in its horror, and her spiritual and emotional life begins to unravel. Through the counsel of her wise prior, Brother Noel, Elmina learns to paint her experiences within a sacred circle. She discovers the origins of her lifelong fears and wrestles with questions that are as divisive today as they were eight centuries ago: the nature of God, the purpose of creation, the nature of evil and the possibility of reincarnation.
Release date June 2017 through She Writes Press