The following is a little background from the author's website:
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.The Theory
In The Expected One, McGowan (2006) maintains that Mary Magdalene's first child was John-Joseph whose father was John the Baptist. After the Baptist was beheaded, Mary married Jesus. She then had a daughter with Easa, (Sarah) Tamar, and was pregnant with son Yeshua-David at the time of the crucifixion. Joseph of Arimathea is Jesus' uncle.
At this time this is as far as McGowan goes.
- Author page at Simon & Schuster.
- "Book Excerpt: The Expected One." ABC News (August 2, 2006).
- "Kathleen McGowan." Author Profile. Bookreporter.com. Contains August 2006 interview.
- "Kathleen McGowan." Wikipedia.
- Magdalene Line, The - Discussion group at Yahoo! Groups.
- McGowan, Kathleen. "Author of 'The Expected One' Discusses 'The Last Supper'." ABC News (August 3, 2006). "Good Morning America" interview with Diane Sawyer.
- ________. "Mary Magdalene, Superstar." Secrets of Mary Magdalene (2006).
- Memmott, Carol. "Is this woman the living 'Code'?" USA TODAY (July 18, 2006).
- Rich, Motoko. "For Kathleen McGowan, a Reversal of Fortune at BookExpo America." New York Times Books (May 22, 2006).
- theexpectedone.com - Official website for the book.