Date: April 23 – 24, 2022
Location: University of Southern California (USC Campus)
The Spell tells the story of Maurice, king of Fleurham, a strong but stubborn leader who struggles against his desires as he tries to save his family and his kingdom… of Lilac, Maurice’s frustrated queen who will do anything to keep Maurice’s attention… of their daughter young Princess Isabella, caught in the struggle between her powerful parents… and of a dangerous curse that threatens to tear their world apart.
A captivating tale of treachery, magic, and passion set in the lush countryside of sixteenth-century England, The Spell is C.V. Shaw’s sensational, not-to-be-missed debut novel.
Cecilia Valdes Shaw was born on November 22, 1968 in Miami, Florida, United States. She is second child and only daughter to Consuelo and Mario Valdes, both Cuban immigrants living in the United States since 1964.
Cecilia started writing poetry since the very young age of 7 of which she has keeps today. She studied journalism and wrote for magazines and newspapers for sometime before entering the medical field, including a short story in “How to Survive Your Teenager.”
Check out my latest interview HERE
Enjoy my prize winning short fiction story, “Who’s Underneath.”
It has been published in Story Circle’s Real Women Write’s Anthology 2020 – “Living on COVID Time” and available on Amazon HERE
Short-listed in Retreat West writing competition. (500 words – Theme: “Bridge”)