The Wild and Wonderful County Donegal, Ireland

Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist

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I am unapologetically stealing the motto from West Virginia to describe County Donegal in Ireland. Yes, they have their own motto, which is “Up here, it’s different.”  This motto applies just as well, but it doesn’t convey the sheer lonely and stark beauty of the place, in my opinion.

I fell in love with Donegal the first time I visited, in 2011. It’s tracts of forsaken beauty and pockets of friendly, charming villages spoke to me of all that I had imagined Ireland to be. I’d already been to Ireland several times before this – it was my fourth trip, after all. And there are parts of Ireland that are teeming with culture, people, and industry. There are other parts that are well-touristed and full of amenities for droves of said tourists. There are also parts that are lonely and beautiful, just like Donegal… but this is a whole County…

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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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