Misfortune of Song is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Song, book five in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order, as of today! Release date is set for April 4, 2018.   Even a soldier cannot fight young love.   In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan

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Solving Mass Shootings

We won’t solve this all at once or simply. Getting angry at each other over single-focus issues is counter-productive and just divides us. It’s a multi-faceted problem and it requires a multi-faceted solution. It’s a gun access issue, a toxic

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Events for 2018!

I’ve updated my Event page for art shows, workshops, readings, etc. for 2018.   Upcoming art shows, workshops, and appearances: Beading workshop at Dansville Artworks, Dansville, NY, March 3, 2018, 11am-2pm Author Reading and Signing at Card-Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, NY,

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Win up to 30+ Historical Romance eBooks!

Win up to 30+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (30+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)  

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Mages & Sages: Swords, Sorcery, and Epic Fantasy Sweepstakes!

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. . I’ve teamed up with 20+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of epic fantasy novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner! . The contest

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The Trusty Steed – Richie Billing

There’s always a horse in a fantasy book. So I decided to do a bit of research on the trusty steeds that carry us fearlessly into battle, and this is what I found. Source: The Trusty Steed – Richie Billing

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At Fate’s Door by Nicole Merchant

Mark your calendars, set a reminder, because tomorrow is the day! At Fate’s Door will be live! Grab that copy and find out just what happens with Lex and Brie in the final book of The Guardians Eyes! Haven’t read

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Don’t get scammed by companies like Reader’s Magnet

Originally posted on Inside the Inkwell:
As I’ve mentioned previously, everyone wants to rip you off as an author by taking advantage of your hopes and dreams. Scammers make me sick. I’ve had a few calls from them lately pretending…

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The Enchanted Swans is an Epic 2018 Finalist!

The Enchanted Swans, my retelling of the ancient Irish tale of The Children of Lir, has become a finalist in the Epic 2018 Awards!          

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Article in Syracuse Newspaper!

I’ve gotten a lovely write up in the Syracuse News!

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New Year, Old Problem: Innocent Author Rank-Stripped For Third Time

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Kristi Belcamino is really being messed around by Amazon. Yesterday morning, she was rank-stripped for the third time, and it appears to be happening every time she puts a book free – even before she…

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Brigid’s Day

Flashes of reluctant color pepper her white veil A long, somnolent stretch Heralds the coming of spring’s life The crack of an icicle, The tentative chirp of a sparrow Slush and crunch and drip Is music to my ears.  

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Sally Wilde | A blog about writing medieval crime fiction

Source: Sally Wilde | A blog about writing medieval crime fiction

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8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language | Mental Floss

You may hear an “Erin go bragh” or two, but even on the most Irish of holidays, we don’t hear much of the Irish language—which is a shame! Source: 8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language | Mental Floss

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Read me, I’m Scottish! Robert Burns Day Sale!

The lovely folks at Tirgearr Publishing are having a sale in honor of Robert Burns Day, January 25th!   For that day, several Scotland-related titles will be on sale, including my own Scotland guide. for just $2.99, down from the

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Red River Radio What’s Write for Me with Christy, Gary and William 01/24 by Red River Radio | Books Podcasts

Can you believe that January is almost over? It doesn’t seem possible. It’s actually chilly in Florida, and they had snow, up north of here, for the first time in about 20 years. Yes, I know it’s way colder in

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Irish-American Witchcraft: Winter Court Wisdom

We are moving into what is usually the coldest part of winter in my area, and I find myself contemplating the wisdom I have learned from the darker Fey. Source: Irish-American Witchcraft: Winter Court Wisdom

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Historical Fiction 10 Editing Tips: No 10 Feigning Accuracy

Source: Historical Fiction 10 Editing Tips: No 10 Feigning Accuracy

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A River of Silence by Susan Clayton-Goldner

When Detective Winston Radhauser is awakened by a call from dispatch at 12:45a.m., it can mean only one thing—something terrible awaits him. He races to the Pine Street address. In the kitchen, Caleb Bryce, nearly deaf from a childhood accident,

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Call of the Morrigú is a Finalist!

The Golden Box Book Award Contest 2018 has selected its finalists, and Call of the Morrigú is selected! Get your copy now, here! Please please go vote for my book! You vote via comments on THIS PAGE. See the bottom

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