We are pleased to announce that our Notre Dame alum and Iowa Catholic novelist in the Melitensia genre Marie Ann Dean will be speaking live about her books, the historical fiction novel The Jeweler’s Polish and its sequel, the supernatural fantasy The Beast, the Prophets and the Victory on Thursday, January 26, 2017 on EWTN’s radio show Morning Glory at 7.15am Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the supernatural fantasy in the Catholic Melitensia genre The Beast, the Prophets and the Victory by Notre Dame alum and Iowa novelist Marie Ann Dean. The book is also the sequel to Dean’s first novel The Jeweler’s Polish set in the small Mediterranean island of Malta.
In a gripping narrative full of intrigue and bloodshed, darkness and light, faith and hope spanning three continents, Father Xavier and Father Antony, in the company of Jerome of Tunisia, witness an explosion that kills the provincial general of the Society of Jesus and other priests. Together with Emerald Rohan Grady and Martin of Malta, they are forced to flee to other countries in fear for their lives. But why did this happen? Who, in reality, are Father Stefan Mifsud, Muriel Cannon, Tyrone Bryce, George Deals and Mala Atesta? Has the time of the prophets arrived? Why does the seat of power in the United States of America transfer from Washington, D.C., to a different state? Who succeeds Pope Francis as Vicar of the Catholic Church? Who is the woman with a face resembling that of the Holy Virgin at Fatima? Above all, who is the Antichrist? Will he appear in our times?
The Beast, the Prophets and the Victory is available in paperback and ebook editions from Amazon, the publishers Hope and Life Press and other booksellers.
About the Author
Marie Ann Dean is an American novelist and poet from Iowa, with particular interest in Catholic contemplative spiritualities in the Latin Rite tradition. A teacher by profession and former Montessori homeschooler, Dean has helped to set up various classical education schools and Montessori homeschools across the United States (US). She has also lectured on English Literature at the University of Notre Dame and on both Theology and Literature at Bristol University in the United Kingdom (UK). Dean holds a Master Teacher’s Certificate from the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools. She has also been a lay chaplain with the Westminster Diocese (UK). Dean writes on the faith and spirituality at Etheldreda’s Place and The Courtyard. Dean is twice winner and Grand Prize winner of the Mississippi Valley Poetry contest with her poems. She enjoys painting in watercolors, acrylics, and oils.
Here is a picture of Notre Dame alum and novelist Marie Ann Dean during last week’s book signing at Saint Ambrose University, Iowa. Dean is the author of the historical fiction novel in the Melitensia genre The Jeweler’s Polish released earlier this year. Her second book and highly anticipated sequel titled The Beast, the Prophets and the Victory will be released by Hope and Life Press during the Winter season.
Click here to listen to the great radio interview given by our Iowa novelist Marie Ann Dean on WVIK’s Scribble on 8/20/16, where she speaks about the small Mediterranean island of Malta, its culture, what it takes to write a successful novel, and her recently released historical fiction book The Jeweler’s Polish (Hope & Life Press, 2016).
Following hard upon the heels of her two book signings this past weekend, which generated great interest from the public, our Iowa novelist and Notre Dame alum Marie Ann Dean will be interviewed by Don Wooten on the NPR program Scribble, about her recently released Catholic historical fiction novel The Jeweler’s Polish. The program will be aired on the Quad Cities – WVIK 90.3FM on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 12:00pm CDT.