The Enchanted Swans is LIVE!

Release Day! The Enchanted Swans is live! GO get your copy for 99 cents now! The price goes up on March 12th. ***** The March Newsletter Giveaway is still going strong – enter for your chance to win! Enter the March

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Call of the Morrigú is on contract!

Well, crap, that was fast! I sent in Call of the Morrigú ten days ago. Ten. I just got the contract offer today! Ten days! Usually it’s several MONTHS. Ten days. Evidently my new editor (just got switched to her

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Story-telling in the Gaelic Tradition

Telling a story takes many forms, but the ancient tradition of telling a story around a fire during the winter nights is a special thing.   Declan Kiberd, ‘Story-Telling: The Gaelic Tradition’, in The Irish Short Story, ed. Terence Brown

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers for their analysis, critique and feedback. That was almost a month ago. . I’ve gotten one back. That’s pretty normal. I expect maybe 2-3 others to come

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A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh – 470 years ago – The i newspaper online iNews

The Government has suspended all its advertising on YouTube after a discovery that its messages appeared before extremist far-right videos. Google, which o Source: A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh

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Mass Infant Grave found at a former Irish orhpanage

The ages of the dead ranged from 35 weeks to 3 years old via A Mass Infant Grave Was Found at a Former Irish Orphanage — TIME

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The Enchanted Swans wins Cover Contest and a giveaway for all!

First, my news:  The Enchanted Swans is the Readers’ Choice Winner of the Books and Benches February 2017 Cover Contest, woohoo! Thanks to all who helped vote for me!   Next, a giveaway for everyone else: Enter the March Newsletter Giveaway

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The Romance Reviews Anniversary Party!

The Romance Reviews celebrate their 6th Anniversary!   ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as

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Help out a friend in need…

I don’t normally do this, but I have a good, longtime friend who is in dire straits in south Florida. He’s disabled and has been living in a homeless shelter. He needs help to get out of Fort Myers and to

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Happy Birthday, Tirgearr Publishing!

My publisher, Tirgearr Publishing, is celebrating their fifth birthday this week. But they’re the ones giving the gifts! Prizes, including an All-New Kindle Fire HD8 Tablet, free print books, ebooks, and brand spanking new Tirgearryean T-shirts Want to enter? Click

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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many would-be authors never finish their first draft of their first novel. It deserves celebration, kudos, and a nice big drink of the alcoholic persuasion. . Now comes

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