Local author Francesca Quarto releases second novel, contracted for new books in series


By Kayce Patton




Local author Francesca Quarto has published the sequel to her first young-adult novel and has recently signed on with Tell-Tale Publishing to write a third and fourth book for the series.

In December 2015, Quarto published “Dangerous Dreaming,” the second novel in her “Witch of Appalachia” series.

Quarto, who lived in the region of the Appalachian Mountains, described them as “a little scary, but beautiful.”

The author is currently working on the third book of the series, “Blood of the Dragon,” which she was contracted for this summer with her publishing company. Quarto said she plans to have this book revised by the end of the month.

Blood of the Dragon will take place in San Francisco, another place Quarto is familiar with and has visited. She has included many local, San Francisco landmarks in this novel.

While she has been contracted for fourth book, she says she’s not quite sure what characters will remain or what will take place. Her only plan for the book currently is that it will take place in Ireland.

Quarto said she feels very connected to her main character, Cathleen O’Brien.

“I love all of the imagining and all of the adventures that I can go on with Cathleen,” she said. “Education opened a lot of doors for me in my life, but it was really imagination that made my life rich.”

The first two books are currently available for order from bookstores, Amazon, or Tell-Tale Publishing’s website, tell-talepublishing.com. The books are also Kindle-friendly.

Fore more, visit Quarto’s website, celticmagin.net.



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