Age of Saints is on contract!

Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on contract with Tirgearr Publishing. Tentative release date is April 2019. Stay tuned for more details! . Watch my Tirgearr Publishing page for more news, or to catch

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Interview with Valeria, main character from Past Storm and Fire

Past Storm and Fire: . Val’s world is turned upside down by Hurricane Andrew in Miami, 1992. As she sifts through the remnants, she searches for something to take her away from the stress. After her co-worker and best friend

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Folklore of Little Christmas

via Folklore of Little Christmas Today is Little christmas/the feast of the epiphany. A few small snippets of Irish folklore relating to the traditions associated with the day taken from the National Folklore Schools collection. It is also known in

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The Druid’s Brooch Series is one of 15 Fantasy Series to get….

15 FANTASY SERIES TO GET YOU OUT OF YOUR SARAH J MAAS HANGOVER   See The Druid’s Brooch Series listed, in such august company as Patrick Rothfuss!

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21st Annual Critters Readers’ Poll

I published three novels in 2018, all part of The Druid’s Brooch Series. All three are on the 21st Annual Critters Readers’ Poll!   I’d LOVE if you could go and vote for each them. You do need to enter

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The Enchanted Swans is a semi-finalist!

The Dante Rossetti Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Young Adult Fiction. The Dante Rossetti Book  Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer International Book Awards (#CIBAs).   The Enchanted Swans is a

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Norwegian Forest Cats, The Pets Of The Vikings

Discover the history of the Norwegian forest cats (known in Norwegian as ‘Norske skogkatter’), the pets of the well known Vikings. Source: Norwegian Forest Cats, The Pets Of The Vikings

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Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. – a blurb preview!

I’m still working out the kinks and edits for Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. but I took some time to write up the first draft of a blurb.   What do you think? Would it intrigue you enough to purchase?  

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Happy Solstice!

Happy solstice!   Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet,

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The Querying Process

The Querying Process (with thanks to Joe Crance and Mattea Orr)   The following discussion is for querying for fiction/poetry works. Non-fiction queries follow a slightly different process.   Terms:   Let’s start with some terms so we have a

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Do you love traveling, either vicariously or in real life? Free books here!

Win up to 17+ eBooks & Gain Access to Deals & Steals on even more! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (17+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)  

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Author Signing in Buffalo, Nov 24, 2018

Come join me and a slew (yes, a slew!) of other local authors at the Buffalo History Museum on November 24th!  

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Types of editing, with examples

Now you’ve written your first draft. Hooray!  Now what? Now you edit. . But first, thanks to fellow authors Joe Crance and Melora Johnson for helping me compile the data on this. Check out their fantastic work! . There are several

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A Samhain Blessing

From Arthur Hinds, Bard Extraordinaire:   I honor my ancestors- those that came before me- those that stand beside me in the eddies of time.   I honor my family- family by fated blood relation- family by recognition and adoption

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Tirgearr Publishing Hallowe’en Sale 2018!

Want some scary, spooky books on sale? We’ve got ’em at Tirgearr Publishing!   Come check out several wonderful books for sale at just 99c/99p on their Amazon sites!   Sale runs from Monday, October 27th through November 4th!  

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Social programs

To those against socialism: Social programs are there to help people who cannot help themselves. This is a BASIC EMPATHY for others. If your religious or moral beliefs don’t include helping others as a basic tenet, you are a cruel

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A call for help due to the NC hurricanes

I don’t do this often. However, a lifelong friend of mine knows someone in dire straits. She asked me to set up a GoFundMe site to help Ruth.   Two hurricanes hit North Carolina. Ruth, a good friend to so

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Faces of the Mórrígan – a Perception of Deity – Lora O’Brien – Irish Author & Guide

As part of our annual 6 month Intensive Programme, I answer questions from students who want to know more about the Irish Goddess Mórrígan, with whom I have had a solid working relationship for about 15 years now… and the last 13

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C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight – Gastro Obscura

What would the perfect fantasy treat look like? Depending on where you’re from, probably not this. Source: C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight – Gastro Obscura

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Myth & Moor: “Into the Woods” series, 52: Twilight Tales

Source: Myth & Moor: “Into the Woods” series, 52: Twilight Tales

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