Monthly Archives: August 2015

The historical truth behind Ragnar Lothbrok

An excellent article on History vs. TV from TheDockyards.com While it is without doubt that Ragnar Lothrok is a Norse legendary hero, being mentioned in various sagas and several poems in Old Norse, the character played by Travis Fimmel in History

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Historical fiction vs Historical fantasy

Originally posted on Time Slips:
As we wait through the long off time for another raiding season of Vikings, we are offered various glimpses, previews and rumors of what’s to come in the future. We also must find other ways…

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Come away, O Human Child…

Come away, O Human child; To the waters and the wild, with a fairy, hand in hand For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. — W. B. Yeats **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and

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Five Lighthouses to visit in Ireland

http://www.newstalk.com/reader/47.339/53417/0/?utm_content=buffer42d03&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland – Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide

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Scotland’s Haunted Castles

An excellent post on Scotland’s Haunted Castles by the estimable Carolyn Emerick. http://www.carolynemerick.com/the-archivists-corner/scotlands-haunted-castles **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and

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Call of the Morrigu – first draft DONE!

  And Call of the Morrigu is finished! First draft is a wrap. The denouement was shorter than I had expected, but the climax scene was longer, so it all works out. This one fought me. It’s my fifth novel, and

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Trying new Foods while Traveling

Everyone eats.

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Why Iceland got me Hooked on Coffee

I have a very spotty history with the Magic Bean, something most people in America worship with a zeal that borders on fanaticism. Growing up, my mother always drank lots of coffee – black, no sugar. I remember when I

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How Many Novels Can There Be?

I like reading. I like writing. When you’ve been writing for a while, you start to get really obsessed with word counts. Anybody you talk to about publishing something you’ve written will want to know your word count. For short

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Achill Island, Ireland – Island of Memories

Achill Island is the largest island off the coast of Ireland

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Author Promotion Team – Legacy of Hunger!

So, who wants to be part of my Promotion Team? I’ve got my first historical fantasy novel, Legacy of Hunger, coming out in October 23rd. I will need help getting the word out when new stuff comes up – cover

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twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard

The Golden Hour – a magical time of day.   twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard.

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WV Popcon

  Morgantown, West Virginia is best known for its university, but it also hosts Wv Popcon, a comic and fandom convention held each August at Mylan Park. In its fourth year, it is already getting towards 2,500 attendees.       There is

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Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

  I am no stranger to Ren Faires. I’ve worked as both performer and vendor at the Italian Renaissance Festivsl at Viscaya in Miami (sadly now kaput), and Hoggetown Medieval Faire in Gainesville, Florida. I have attended many others over the

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How Many Drafts Did You Do Of Your Book?

“How many drafts did you do of your book?” In between getting a book deal and being able to tell people I got a book deal, I went to an event at Dun Laoghaire’s Mountains to Sea festival where an

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5 things the world thinks are Dutch

5 things the world thinks are Dutch.

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The Greatness of a Nation

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated – Mahatma Gandhi Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

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Cheap Flights, Cheap Flights!

Must share. I’ve seen it before, but it’s fecking hilarious! Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to

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Legacy of Hunger is getting closer to being published!

I’m so excited! Third and final round of edits are in, and the cover is moving along… soon, soon, soon! Would you care for an excerpt to whet your whistle? Legacy of Hunger is set in 1846. A spoiled young

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I am a Dreamer

Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland – Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden

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