Shiån Serei was interviewed on the Author First show, on Artist First Radio network. Host, Tony Kay, spoke with Shiån about the origin of his writing and early childhood influences. Shiån shared his experience in moving often as a child in a military family and how it helped him understand the world and dynamics of social influence.
The two also discussed two of Shiån’s newest books and how they were developed. Tony asked about the historical background of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter which begins in medieval Russia. Shiån also shared his experiences as a single father and how that contributed to the making of Bear & Bee Bedtime Rhymes – a children’s bedtime story that includes music by the author and interactive games.
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About The Bee Keeper’s Daughter
The story begins with Maria, a young woman struggling to survive in medieval Russia. Through a series of tragic events, she must travel from Rostov, upstream on the Volga river across Northwestern Russia to find safety with relatives in a distant city. Along the way she is exposed to a dangerous, unforgiving world, far beyond the conservative village she had always known. Her experience becomes a personal journey in trust, adventure, love and destiny.
Readers will be taken on an exciting journey filled with folklore, Russian history, and romantic encounters. The pace is fast as Maria travels by ship trying to evade Tatar soldiers who seek to return her to Rostov. Armed only with a handful of items and the knowledge her parents…Continue reading
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