Kathleen McGowan has spent twenty years researching the legends surrounding the Gospel of Mary Magdalene on four continents. She has immersed herself in the culture and folklore of Mary Magdalene, which is primarily an oral tradition that features an ancient prophecy about the coming of “The Expected One,” a special seeker who has been chosen by divine providence to bring Mary Magdalene’s long-hidden message to the world.
The author says that those guarding the tradition of Mary Magdalene opened their doors to her because of her connections to an ancient French family that traces its roots to Mary Magdalene, her birth date, and her possession of a special ring.
McGowan commented, “Mary Magdalene’s story is the greatest story never told. My interest in Mary Magdalene was sparked by my discovery that part of my family believes it is related to an ancient French lineage that traces its roots to her descendants. This link opened doors that have been closed to other writers and allowed me to do unique research on four continents. I am thrilled to be working with Touchstone and Simon and Schuster because they have given me the opportunity to present Mary’s story to the broadest worldwide audience with the absolute integrity it deserves.”