Brannagh Maloney is the name of the protagonist of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU. Brannagh is a lyrical Celtic name, but what does it mean?
Brannagh (pronounced BRAN-NA) comes from the Celtic BRAN which means raven. According to some sources, it was once used to refer to beauty via hair as black and shiny as a raven’s wing. I immediately loved the reference to raven (Poe) and darkness because, throughout the novel, Brannagh is trapped beneath the shadow of the dark wing of her past. It is only when she solves her mother’s chilling murder that she is finally able to slip out from beneath the shadows.
I’m posting a new scene from Chapter One each week, leading up to the book launch at the Saint John Arts Center on May 10th. Just click EXCERPT FROM SHADOWS on my menu bar at the top of the screen. I hope you enjoy it!