My guest today is Sabrina Jarema, the award-winning author of The Viking Lords series, a family saga set in Norway during the ninth century. Always been fascinated by this intriguing, complex people and culture, she uses her love of research about this time to bring her stories to life. Sabrina lives north of Ocala, Florida, the Horse Capital of the World. She has a herd of fat, lazy Arabians on 40 beautiful acres, including the multi National Champion Sport Horse Mare Ivory Shaddara, aka Dumplin’. She also breeds and shows white German Shepherd Dogs and currently has several Grand Victrixes taking over her house. They’re joined by a menagerie of tortoises, turtles, fish and cats.
To avoid farm work as much as possible, she loses herself in the worlds she creates through her novels, her art, music, dollhouses and jewelry. She has worked as a professional fantasy illustrator and has written fantasy romance for many years. Today, Sabrina is talking about the Vikings’ helmets.
The Origin of the Image of the Viking Horned Helmet
Asa Sigrundsdottir, a spirited shieldmaiden with warm brown eyes, is wary of the golden-haired warrior discovered half-frozen in a storm. It is clear Eirik is a man of valor, bestowed with the gift of reading runes and destined for greatness. And despite the shadows in her past, he chooses her to help him on his journey. But when their bond is tested, it will take the strength of a hero to keep their love alive.