Warriors Within – Book One of The Fianna Cycle
When Michaela Sommers, a successful martial artist, investigates the brutal murder of her father, an NYPD narcotics officer, she is haunted by dreams of Celtic battles. When her father appears in these dreams, urging her to help, Michaela plunges into the dream world of a 3rd century Irish warrior.
Maecha Ruadh mac Art, the sovereign heir of Ireland, needs Michaela: she must save her father, the High Kind, and earn her place as leader of a male band of warriors. When Michaela time travels to Ireland and resides in Maecha’s dream world, she teaches Maecha the martial art skills she needs to enter the Cave of the Warrior with her Champion, Kelan mac Nessa, and survive three deadly challenges that will bond her and Kelan forever.
Michaela’s and Maecha’s quests are interwoven with Celtic Lore and Irish Warriors, such as Fionn mac Cumhail, as they fight to find the warriors within themselves.
About Janine De Tillio Cammarata (Albany, New York Author)
Janine De Tillio Cammarata is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose (’88, ’93) in English Literature with a concentration in Medieval Literature. She is the award winning author of What Makes Them Amazing: Inspiring Stories of Young Adults Fighting Cancer, Warriors Within: Book One of the Fianna Cycle, and Eyes of the Goddess: Book Two of the Fianna Cycle. Her first middle grade novel, The Puzzle Quests: Shimmer's Eggs was released October 7, 2017.
Cammarata is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She teaches creative writing and journaling workshops to all ages from elementary school, middle grade, high school, and adults.
Janine has edited White Wings by Claire R. Dwyer (The Troy Book Makers), and Gillinder & Sons Early American Westward Ho Pattern Glass by Leonard Farchione (Westward Ho Publishing), Generation Now by Brian McKenna, and No One Rises Alone by Scott Baker, as well as various other projects.
As president and co-founder of Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation, Inc. Janine spends much of her time running this foundation that is very close to her heart. It was formed in memory of her son, Nick, who passed away from Leukemia in October 2008. Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation financially and emotionally supports local pediatric cancer patients, as well as the young adult cancer community.