Author Discusses the Inspiration for Her Recent Fictional Memoir

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Nikki Goodwin announces the release of “Raglands”

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We, as human beings, have the power to create our own reality. We are so much more than we have been led to believe.

As Nikki Goodwin explains in her alternative memoir “Raglands: The Anamnesis of the Life of ‘Anwen’” (published by Trafford Publishing, March 2012), life in 16th century Wales was altogether different from the world of today. It was a particularly troubling time for women who lacked social status, a situation that plays prominently in “Raglands.”

Free will was still a thing of the future and a mere dream for girls and young women growing up in the castles of 16th century Wales. Thus is the case for Anwen, the beautiful and sensual heroine of “Raglands.” Anwen becomes incredibly significant to Goodwin in this fictional memoir, and Goodwin begins to see much of herself in Anwen.

Set near the historical landmark of Wales’ Carew Castle, “Raglands” captures one woman’s struggle to learn about the human condition and the glory of self, a mission that conflicted greatly with the times.

As Goodwin explains, Anwen’s transcendent message is clear.

“We, as human beings, have the power to create our own reality. We are so much more than we have been led to believe.”

A historically accurate account of life in 16th century Wales, “Raglands” is a vivid and magical retelling of real people and places from that time period (the Carew Castle is now frequented by tourists, and local birth records indicate Anwen was alive and well during the 1500s, as the author says).

“My character, Anwen, seeks to teach not only the people in her world about the meaning of life, but also the reader in the 21st century,” writes Goodwin.

About the Author
Nikki Goodwin was born and still lives in South Africa. She speaks from the heart, documenting the events of a brave woman from 16th century Wales and her will to survive. Her alternative memoir, Raglands, highlights the reality that no matter what time or space we live in, humanity still seems to face the same challenges. Goodwin is a graduate of the University of Sedona and a member of the International Metaphysical Ministry. She is working toward a doctorate in metaphysical hypnosis.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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