Monthly Archives: May 2016

Origins of Ogham – modern theories

There are various different theories about the origins of the ancient Irish language Ogham. Source: Origins of Ogham – modern theories Advertisements

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New Review for Better To Have Loved!

Long and Short Reviews was kind enough to review my book, Better To Have Loved, today. This is part of a Review Tour with Goddess Fish. Stay tuned for more stops!     “An interesting tale. This story is told

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Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

Read a brief article on the ‘huldufólk’ (sometimes referred to as ‘elves’), supernatural beings in Icelandic and Faroese folklores. Source: Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

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I Ran A Scottish Bookshop And You Can Too

While I’m not a huge fan of the concept of airbnb, this one lets you run a bookshop as part of the stay… and it’s in a small town in Scotland. That might change my mind! There’s a bookshop in

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10 Fascinating Mythological Creatures Of The British Isles – Listverse

The British Isles are a handful of islands that make up the Isle of Great Britain, the Island of Ireland, and a host of smaller islands in that vicinity (I Source: 10 Fascinating Mythological Creatures Of The British Isles –

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Better To Have Loved is on tour!

Better To Have Loved is on tour! Goddess Fish has arranged a Review Tour starting on Monday, May 31st. Come by the blogs and have a look!   May 31: Long and Short Reviews    June 7: LibriAmoriMiei    June

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The VIKINGS are back! Meet King Björn, ruler of Sweden’s modern day beserkers who live just as their ancestors did (but luckily raiding is banned) | Daily Mail Online

Björn Jakobsen, 66, is the king of a modern-day group of Vikings who live as their ancestors did in a small village near Malmö in Sweden. Source: The VIKINGS are back! Meet King Björn, ruler of Sweden’s modern day beserkers

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Tara Brooch – Celtic jewellery

The style of the Tara Brooch was my inspiration for the Druid’s Brooch in my series with Legacy of Hunger and Legacy of Truth. Tara Brooch found on beach (Celtic jewellery) Source: Tara Brooch – Celtic jewellery

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25 Places In Scotland That Are Straight Out Of A Fantasy Novel

Who needs Westeros? We’ve got Wester Ross. Source: 25 Places In Scotland That Are Straight Out Of A Fantasy Novel

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The dark side of the Anglo-Saxons | History Extra

The new film adaptation of The Hobbit will no doubt reinforce the widely held image of Anglo-Saxon England as a lost rural idyll. Yet, says Ryan Lavelle, the reality was far less cuddly, blighted by s Source: The dark side

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Geeking Out With Druid Math

Originally posted on The Weekly Druid:
Imagine you lived about 2,000 years ago and you were one of the few far and between who had pretty much all the knowledge that was available back then. And don’t even begin to…

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10,000-year-old settlement found in Cork – IrishCentral.com

A book by archaeologists offers detailed illustrated accounts of 114 significant excavations undertaken in Ireland. Source: 10,000-year-old settlement found in Cork – IrishCentral.com

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Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir — Coffee, Books and Paris

RATING: 4/5 BLURB: “A Spanish Princess. Raised to be modest, obedient, and devout. Destined to be an English Queen. Six weeks from home across treacherous seas, everything is different: the language, the food, the weather. And for her there is

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Map of Irish Myths and Legends

Map of Irish Myths and Legends Source: Map of Irish Myths and Legends

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Legacy of Truth is available for Pre-order NOW!!!

After many months and many edits, LEGACY OF TRUTH is available for pre-order on Amazon! On sale for $0.99 now!     Legacy of Truth is a prequel to Legacy of Hunger, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

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Character Chemistry (Part 2)

Originally posted on Writing Radically:
In last Friday’s article I started to discuss how to create  chemistry between characters.Below are three more things to consider when crafting compelling character relationships. 3. Craft Your Interactions One of the biggest things is…

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The Danger of Half-Round Characters

Originally posted on The Incompetent Writer:
Thank you to everyone who asked to hear more about my novel-in-progress. It’s going very well, although time is short. I’m a little stunned by how quickly the revising process is going — but…

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Excerpt from Legacy of Truth

The following is a sneak-preview excerpt from my upcoming novel, Legacy of Truth. It should be out July 6th, and up for pre-order any day now. It’s a prequel to Legacy of Hunger,  which was released in October, 2015. Follow

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Gaelic Culture and Gaelic Language

Gaelic Culture is rich in music, dance, language, history and traditions. The appeal of things Gaelic and Celtic is worldwide. Embrace it all here. Source: Gaelic Culture and Gaelic Language

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Misconceptions about the Middle Ages – Medieval Facts – Quora

Source: Misconceptions about the Middle Ages – Medieval Facts – Quora

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