Past Storm and Fire is now released!

Past Storm and Fire Past Storm and Fire, a timeslip romance taking place in both modern Miami and medieval Iceland, is now RELEASED!!  It will be available both on Kindle and in Print (presuming I can get my proof done

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Legacy of Hunger is FREE!

Legacy of Hunger, book #1 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now FREE! That’s right, totally free! In 1846, on a farm in Ohio, 22-year-old Valentia is haunted by her Irish grandmother’s tales of the family she once left behind

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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale!

My publisher, Tirgearr Publishing, is having their annual summer/winter sale through the month of July.   Hosted through Smashwords, you can grab most books at 50% off!   https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/tirgearr   👉 And yes! My books are also on sale!!  

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Bluebells will be in On Loss Anthology

I’m happy to announce that my short story, Bluebells, will be included in the On Loss Anthology, due out on June 27, 2019!   This is my first short story sold, so I’m very excited!   Click here to learn

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Beauty

Beauty. Each and every one of us should stop to appreciate a glimpse of beauty every day. The sweet song of a bird at dawn. The dandelion struggling to grow through a crack in the sidewalk. The dew glistening on

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Win a Kindle Fire 7!

Who doesn’t love free things? A free Kindle Fire 7!  Winner is drawn July 1. Just follow each author on the list on Bookbub or Facebook and earn another entry. CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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Misfortune of Time made the Finals! Rone Awards 2019

Misfortune of Time, Book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch series, made the Rone Awards 2019 Finals in the Fantasy Category!   See the listing in the June 2019 issue of InD’Tale Magazine here! Pick up your own copy here!  

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Past Storm and Fire got 5 Stars in InD’Tale Magazine!

InD’Tale Magazine just reviewed Past Storm and Fire in their June 2019 issue, and gave it a glowing 5 STAR review! Click here to see the magazine – the review is on the last page! An excerpt from the review:

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Glamour

Originally posted on Druid Life:
In fairy folklore, glamour is the magic fairies have that make them seem beautiful and alluring. Glamour hides the dirt and squalor, the mean faces, the bones… it struck me that this kind of magic…

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Age of Saints is a Discovered Diamond!

Discovering Diamonds has posted a lovely review of Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. “Equally appreciated is Nicholas’s deep understanding of Irish legend and lore. Her books are rich with these, and they bring the culture

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Misfortune of Time is in the 2019 Rone Awards!

Misfortune of Time, book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is in this week’s RONE Awards at InD’Tale Magazine! Please go and vote for Misfortune of Time in the Fantasy category! You must register to vote, and you can only

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Beltaine by Lora O’Brien

Watch this fantastic video of Lora O’Brien discussing Bealtaine Beltane is the anglicised version of our Irish word Bealtaine – still in use and meaning ‘the month of May’, and used in association with May Eve or May Day in

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May Day & Butter Stealing Witches

On May Day, or more particularly, May morning, witches are traditionally believed to be able to steal their neighbour’s milk or butter, so that no amount of churning will create butter. These witches, or hags as they were often known,

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OTD IN 1014 – BATTLE OF CLONTARF: THE DUBLIN NORSE AND THE KING OF LEINSTER, WITH VIKING ALLIES FROM OVERSEAS, ARE DEFEATED BY BRIAN BORU’S ARMY AT CLONTARF.

The bounds between Irish Legend and Irish Myth has often been blurred, especially as the retelling of heroic deeds has been passed on through generations. Brian Boru was no legend although his life deeds were legendary. He was very much

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Landscape of Scottish Mythological Gods, Goddesses and Giants

Scottish mythology and folklore make a finely woven tartan (travel) rug threaded with a collection of colorful and sometimes dark tales that have emerged from the long history of Scotland; each one elaborated and bettered by successive generations of storytellers. But

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Interactive map of English myths

English Heritage has created this fun interactive map of English myths. You can click on castles, ancient monuments, and other notable places to get details about the myths behind them. https://mythsmap.english-heritage.org.uk   I’m a little sad it doesn’t have Scotland

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Notre-Dame

I’m heartbroken.   No, I’ve never visited Notre-Dame. It’s always been on my list, but I’ve never been to France yet, despite multiple trips to Europe. It was one of those things, like Rome or Athens, that would simply always

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Misfortune of Time is a Rone Award Nominee for 2019!

(Buy link HERE!) In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his physical abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. Over many lifetimes, she

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Past Storm and Fire is now on Pre-Order!

Past Storm and Fire Past Storm and Fire, a timeslip romance taking place in both modern Miami and medieval Iceland, is now available on pre-order!  It will be available both on Kindle and in Print (presuming I can get my

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Misfortune of Time is a Nominee for 2019 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards

Misfortune of Time, Book # 6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, has been named as a Nominee for the 2019 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards!  

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Misfortune of Song and Misfortune of Vision are finalists in The 2018 Wishing Shelf Awards!

Link to a list of the 2018 FINALISTS in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The children’s books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adult books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London

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