Yearly Archives: 2016

Painted Pictish Pebbles – Sling-shots or charm stones? | Ancient Origins

Painted pebbles are a class of Pictish artifact found in northern Scotland dating from the first millennium AD. Source: Painted Pictish Pebbles – Sling-shots or charm stones? | Ancient Origins

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New Year’s Traditions from Ireland

Looking to discover some unusual New Year’s traditions from Ireland? Some Irish New Year’s traditions have made their way to the present, just like these ones. Source: New Year’s Traditions from Ireland

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Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe – Agora

It’s a good time to remember that there are more dangers in winter than just black ice and hypothermia. Source: Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe – Agora

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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, it is a

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The Case of the Curious Canine is Releasing tomorrow!!

NEW RELEASE! The Case of the Curious Canine CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE It’s here! Book #7 in the Samantha Wolf Mysteries, and it’s a doggone good mystery! (Although part of a series, it CAN be read on it’s own!) The

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I have a brand new newsletter!

Not that I had an old newsletter, of course. So the ‘brand new’ nomiker is a bit misleading. However, if you would like to be kept apprised of news, excerpts, announcements, character profiles, events, and whatever other stuff I feel

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Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade | Atlas Obscura

They’re either scaring away Old Man Winter or the Ottoman Empire. Source: Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade | Atlas Obscura

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12 Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art – My Modern Met

A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that’s

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The Long-Banned Tradition of Mummering in Newfoundland is Making a Comeback | Atlas Obscura

Resurrecting a centuries-old Christmas ritual with creepy masks, horse heads, and bras worn on the outside. Source: The Long-Banned Tradition of Mummering in Newfoundland is Making a Comeback | Atlas Obscura

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Fairs and Markets

Even people who lived in the countryside in the fourteenth century were not always self-sufficient in food. Many tenants preferred to grow crops for money, rather than grow everything that they nee… Source: Fairs and Markets

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Living Liminally: 7 Snarky But Serious Tips for Dealing with Fairies

Source: Living Liminally: 7 Snarky But Serious Tips for Dealing with Fairies

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Finally Friday- Interview With Christy Nicholas, Author of The Druid’s Brooch Series

Originally posted on Erika Gardner:
Today I’m excited to introduce you all to the one and only Christy Nicholas, author of The Druid’s Brooch Series. She’s got the latest installment of the trilogy, Legacy of Luck, available for preorder NOW.…

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The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won’t Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!) – ProWritingAid

The way I draft is an extension of the way I approach novel planning as a whole – which is to start with a simple concept and then add more and more detail until I have a fairly comprehensive outline.

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Legacy of Luck is on pre-order NOW!!! (Cover Reveal)

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order on Amazon, woohoo! Get it now while it’s only $0.99! (Link to the #Tirgearr Publisher page with more formats) Want

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Books similar to mine, per Amazon?

I wanted to conduct an experiment. . Amazon lists an arguably helpful group of books under ‘Customers who bought this item also bought…’ . But were these books really comparable to my own? Was the writing on the same level,

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Viking Music? New CD of Viking age music climbs the charts – Medievalists.net

Can one recreate the music of the Viking age? A newly released CD called Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia hopes to do so, and has already earned praise from reviewers and risen into the top 20 of the

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Excerpt from Legacy of Luck – due out January 11, 2017

Soon, very soon, I will be revealing the cover art for Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. The ebook will then go on pre-order on Amazon, for final release on January 11, 2017.  In the meantime, may I tease you with

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The Archivist’s Corner by Carolyn Emerick – Northern European Myth, Folklore, & History

Source: The Archivist’s Corner by Carolyn Emerick – Northern European Myth, Folklore, & History

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M Pepper Langlinais: A Conversation About Writing and Literary Fiction – Jay Lemming, Author

Jay Lemming continues his interview series with authors of literary fiction. M. Pepper Langlinais is the author of The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller. Source: M Pepper Langlinais: A Conversation About Writing and Literary Fiction – Jay Lemming, Author

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Living The History – NAMING NAMES – a 13th century Primary source @ Elizabeth Chadwick

naming names Source: Living The History – NAMING NAMES – a 13th century Primary source @ Elizabeth Chadwick

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