Readers have been inquiring about the mysterious cover photograph of The Medieval Vagina (MV), and I am happy to share my story.
In June 2013, I traveled with my husband, Steve, and a group of friends to Scotland and England. We drove through the gorgeous terrain of Scotland, searched for Nessie at Loch Ness, and crossed over to northern England. We stayed in the town of Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, where sheep adorn the hillside. It’s also the hometown of the famous author and veterinarian James Herriot.
On our travels through Scotland and England, we visited medieval castles. Karen and I were in the middle of writing the book when she asked me to take photographs to accompany the book. I used a four mega-pixel digital camera, and later, my cell phone, to snap photographs of the countryside. The cover photograph is located in the entrance to Bothwell; a 15th century Scottish castle near Glasgow. This was the first castle I had ever visited up close. As Karen and I later scrolled through the photos, we saw this one and immediately agreed that this was the one for our book.
MV is available on Amazon in print and ebook formats.