Just me

Hi! My name is Jacinta Meredith, and I am an storyteller. I write historical fiction, fantasy, or anything else as long as the characters talk to me. Read on to find out more!

Why Forest Idylls?

In summary, Forest Idylls is my term for finding hopeful moments in life.

Idylls refers to an idyllic place. Someplace peaceful, joyful, and idealistic. Someplace you can reach out and touch the stars.

Using the name Forest Idylls reminds me that, although we often feel like we are in a forest going through life, there are idylls all around us.

As we traipse through the trees, stumbling over ruts and pitfalls, wondering if we’ll ever get out, shimmering rays of sunshine and gurgling brooks are dipping through the forest, finding their way over the same hurdles, but creating beauty as they do so.

And that’s what I want to do. My goal in writing is not necessarily to shield people from life’s struggles, but to let them see the hope shining through it. The sunshine through the forest.

Who am I?

I am a passionate introvert, who loves writing, reading, cross-stitching, and all things Victorian and Edwardian. I also have an affinity for historical fashion. My biggest struggle is fighting fear. Fear of the future, of the unknown, and of failing (oh, and spiders, of course).

My ambition in life is to climb the Alpine Path, dedicating all to the One who created me and my passion for writing.

What is the Alpine Path?

"Then whisper, blossom, in thy sleep
How I may upward climb
The Alpine Path, so hard, so steep,
That leads to heights sublime.
How I may reach that far-off goal
Of true and honored fame
And write upon its shining scroll
A woman's humble name."
- Part of “The Fringed Gentian,” Author Unknown

Jacinta Meredith and her ever-supportive husband