Monthly Archives: June 2016

Better to Have Loved Book Tour + Review

Originally posted on Liz Gavins Blog:
Remember to follow the other stops on the tour for a better chance at winning the Giveaway. Find the schedule here. ? EXCERPT 1967, East Grinstead, England Juggling her large battered suitcase and her portfolio…

Posted in Travel

British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland – Telegraph

Archaeologists at the University of Bradford will be taking deep sea core samples to find the DNA of Doggerland to reconstruct the environment Source: British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland – Telegraph

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The Fairies are Afoot! – Modern Fairy Beliefs

From Leprechaun occupied forests to Fairy trees and rings, belief in the little people is alive and well. Source: The Fairies are Afoot! – Modern Fairy Beliefs

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel

Excerpt from Legacy of Truth

An excerpt from Legacy of Truth, due out July 6th, 2016. Available on pre-order NOW for just $0.99!   Oh, and this is my 500th blog post, woohoo! November 1796 Eithne kept the brooch on her at all times. She

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition. Source: The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

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Harbinie of Death – Farstrider Magazine

A lovely, funny short story from a fellow author, JJ Litke. A mix of Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams… I only wish I could be this light and clever in my writing. And I suck at short stories.   Source:

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Posted in Writing

Legacy of Luck is on contract!

The third novel in The Druid’s Brooch series, LEGACY OF LUCK, is now on contract for publication! The tentative release date is January 11, 2017, but of course that is subject to change. Blurb: Éamonn is a Traveler at a horse fair

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Posted in History, Travel, Writing

The Hardest Part of Travelling that No One Talks About

This is so true. Especially when you work with people who don’t travel, or have never traveled. They just don’t understand.     This piece was not written by myself but I couldn’t have said it better. The words epitomize a

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Feeding the Lambs

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Maps of Britain and Ireland’s ancient tribes, kingdoms and DNA

I found this absolutely fascinating. I’ve always loved maps, and this is the first time I’ve found a succession of maps showing the differing tribes of the isles throughout time in such a clear progression. At the bottom are some

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel

Top 10 Fake Scottish Photos that went viral | ScotClans | Scottish Clans

I’ve seen several of these for Scotland (especially the Fairy Pools, Kilchurn Castle, and Hermitage). Since I’ve actually BEEN to the latter two, I knew better 😛 At ScotClans we have a very active Facebook group: Scottish Clans and Families,

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Posted in History, Photography, Travel

Celtic Symbols and their meanings

Origins of famous Celtic symbols, including Awen, Brigid’s Cross, Celtic Cross, Claddagh ring, Shamrock, Triskele, Harp, Triquetra, Green Man, Source: Celtic Symbols and their meanings

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Scotland from Above in High Definition – Isle of Skye to Ben Nevis (HD) – YouTube

Scotland is stunning, that is definitely true. Enjoy the sky-view!

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A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint | Ancient Origins

There are churches dedicated to Saint Brigid in many parts of the world. With time, she became one of the most important icons of the Catholic Church. Source: A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint

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A Druid’s Web Log – Make a June garden for butterflies, bees and lightening bugs | Ellen Evert Hopman

Source: A Druid’s Web Log – Make a June garden for butterflies, bees and lightening bugs | Ellen Evert Hopman

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Harris & Lewis – A Timelapse Film on Vimeo

I’ve stayed on the Isles of Harris and Lewis (Scotland) and this is an amazing place. Even this video doesn’t do it justice, though it comes close. Enjoy!

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The Art of the Healing Voice in Celtic Shamanism – Cait Branigan & Caitlin Matthews

Source: The Art of the Healing Voice in Celtic Shamanism – Cait Branigan & Caitlin Matthews

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Kathleen Rowland, Author

http://www.tirpub.com/DeadlyAlliance Blurb for Deadly Alliance, romantic suspense Finbar Donahue, former Army Ranger, walked on the wild side in Iraq, but now he lives in the shadows. After his evasive partner, Les, was shot in a random drive-by, Finn discovers cash

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How Unrecognizable Was The English Language Just 300 Years Ago? – The Writer’s Circle

It\’s like English for time-travelers. Source: How Unrecognizable Was The English Language Just 300 Years Ago? – The Writer’s Circle

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