Mary Sigrist's second book, Flash, has just been listed on international markets. Sigrist is from Winona.
Besides being available on Amazon.com and other major online bookstores, it's just been listed in England, France and China.
Sigrist uses the magical language of the hills and glades of Erin to bring this story to life. Fairies, gnomes, ogres and a clever wienie dog are a few of the characters that are woven into the tapestry of what she describes as "an Irish tale for all ages."
Sigrist said recalling the time she and her husband, Chuck, lived in Ireland helped bring the characters and setting of her book to life.
She introduces the royal cousins of the mythical Kingdom of the Bald Ferns and their flying dragon, Flash.
Her writing reflects her thoughts of what she would want her own grandchildren to read, and Flash is 100 percent kid friendly, she said.
Besides Flash Sigrist has published a middle grade, short story anthology, The Case of the Missing Weirdos and Other Short Stories.
Her next book, O'Sullivan's Hill, a middle-grade mystery, will be out this summer.