Monthly Archives: September 2015

The World is a Book…

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

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Photographs from Husavik and Lake Myvatn Area, Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photographs from the east coast of Iceland, near Jökulsárlón

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jökulsárlón 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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What Victorian Women Didn’t Do… Much!

Interesting article on what Victorian women didn’t do much, despite our pre-conceptions. Author: Elizabeth Dunn. http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/5-things-victorian-women-didnt-do-much **************** 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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Legacy of Hunger – Introducing Valentia McDowell

Valentia McDowell was a rather spoiled young lady

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Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Happy Autumnal Equinox! Otherwise known as the first day of Fall. Excellent article below on this time of the year. http://belsebuub.com/articles/the-spiritual-meaning-of-the-autumn-equinox Excerpt: The autumn equinox is a mysterious time. it marks an essential passage in the process of enlightenment that

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Tip #1: The Prologue

Originally posted on Useless Book Club:
Here’s where I’ll be sharing my experience, limited as it is. I’m not particularly successful and I don’t pretend that my writing is brilliant. However, I have studied a lot of other people’s writing, I’m…

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Photographs from the southeast of Iceland and Landmannalaugar

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jokulsarlon 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Photos from Reykjavik, Iceland

My journey to Iceland in July and August, 2015, consisted of: 3 nights in Reykjavik 2 nights in Skogar 2 nights near Jokulsarlon 3 nights near Lake Myvatn 3 nights in Holmavik 2 nights in Alftanes In total, I took

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Excerpt from Legacy of Hunger

The building was a grey brick structure with four floors and windows. It would have looked grim, even if she was unaware of its purpose.

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Some of my latest beadwork

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

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Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Are you in the Pittsburgh  area? If so, come check out my booth at the Pittsburgh  Irish Festival at Sandcastle! All sorts of activities and concerts are here, including Gaelic Storm. And Guinness! Can’t have an Irish Festival without Guinness,

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Legacy of Hunger releases TOMORROW, October 21!

Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that.

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The Mysteries of the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, Scotland

Any trip to Orkney would be incomplete without a visit to this site. It is a truly impressive structure. The large circle of stones, measuring one hundred and fourteen yards in diameter, lies just north of the Stenness Stones on

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Dead Dragon Party – Monday at DragonCon 

 One third the crowd and one tenth the costumes, but it still outstrips most other cons at peak performance. I got to see a panel with Terry Jones of Monty Python. Of course I had in my Inquisitor Cosplay!  The

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Sunday at DragonCon-the denouement 

                   While it is still packed on Sunday, and there is a full day (and night) of panels, events and concerts, there is a lessening of the overall frenzy and vibe of the con.   

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Saturday PARTY at DragonCon

Saturday is peak party time at DragonCon. Not just at night or the wee hours of the morning, either.  It starts out with the parade, which wends its way through downtown Atlanta. Luckily, the day wasn’t as hot as it

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Friday at DragonCon

Just some of the photos from around the Con. I got to meet Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files. I also met Edward James Olmos, Terry Farrell, and Kristian Nairn. Kristian even asked for my business card after admiring

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Day -1 at DragonCon

Technically, Dragoncon doesn’t start until Friday at noon. Try telling that to the thousands of people already streaming into each of the host hotels like army ants spoiling for a feast. Speaking of feasts, I had my first meal of

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Safe at DragonCon

 After almost 11 hours on the road, we have arrived at Nerdigras. My body aches for sleep, but the gallons of caffeine I’ve pumped into my body cries NO! Tuesday night I had the normal Pre-Con excitement jitters, so maybe

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