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…

Posted in Travel

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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