InD'Introduces: Linnea Tanner!


Linnea Tanner is an award-winning author of the Curse of Clansmen and Kings series that weaves a Celtic tale of love, mythological adventure, and political intrigue into the historical backdrop of Ancient Rome and Britannia. The historical epic fantasy is inspired by the legacy of Cleopatra and Mark Antony but with a mythical Celtic twist. Two books in the five-book series have been released: Book 1: Apollo’s Raven and Book 2: Dagger’s Destiny. The series will follow a Celtic Druid warrior princess torn between her forbidden love for a Roman nobleman—the great-grandson of Mark Antony—and duty to her people.
Born in a family of five brothers and sisters, Linnea was inspired by the myths and legends of powerful women warriors and sorceresses. In third grade, when her friends were reading Nancy Drew mysteries, she was devouring books on Greek and Nordic mythology. By eighth grade, she was reading adult historical fiction and fantasy novels about the adventures of epic heroes and gods and goddesses who steered the fate of humans. Of particular interest were the enigmatic Celts reputed as fierce warriors and mystical Druids in the Arthurian tradition.
One of the reasons Linnea is inspired to write is because she believes modern women can draw on the rich traditions of ancient civilizations where females owned property and could become rulers and Druids. These women often fought with weapons, hunted, and rode horses, just like the men, to maintain the integrity and protection of their society.
Depending on the time of day and season of the year, you will find Linnea exploring and researching ancient and medieval history, mythology, and archaeology to support her writing. She has extensively researched and traveled to sites in the United Kingdom and Frances which are described within each book.
A native of Colorado, Linnea attended the University of Colorado and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry. She lives in Windsor with her husband and has two children and six grandchildren.