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“Dark Birthright” is a story reflecting the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of 17th century Scotland. It paints a dynamic picture of life in the Highlands, fishing communities, and a village of witches worshiping the Goddess.

Author Jeanne Treat was born and raised in Western New York, near the shores of the Niagara. She is the great-granddaughter of a Native American medicine woman. Her book, Dark Birthright was inspired by a vision she had in 2003. She traveled to Scotland to research the book. While there she visited castles, seaports, and stone circles, and talk to local historians.


Monica Hadley is co-founder, host and producer of Writers' Voices on KRUU 100.1 fm in Fairfield, Iowa, a community low power radio station, and webmaster at

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