Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cover contest!

The Enchanted Swans, the gorgeous cover designed by Cora Graphics, is in February’s contest at Books & Benches. Voting opens 2/1/17 and goes through 2/28/17. Each person can only vote once, so please go check it out!     *****

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Posted in Art, Writing

WHO WANTS SOMETHING FREE?

Everyone likes free!   In honor of my new book, The Enchanted Swans, I’m going to be sending out a titillating excerpt from the book. Not the front, where other excerpts have come from, but from the juicy middle!  

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Posted in Writing

Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

A blog about books, life in Taiwan, writing, teaching, and anything else I feel like posting about. Source: Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

What did peasants eat? | A Writer’s Perspective

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about table manners in the fourteenth century. Participants at a feast were expected to behave in a certain way, but such good manners were not expected lower down the… Source: What did peasants

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Mysterious Worlds: Travels to the Faerie and Shamanic Realms | Ancient Origins

There are many accounts of a land of immortality and eternal youth in world myths and legends, as well as shamanic and indigenous spiritual traditions. Source: Mysterious Worlds: Travels to the Faerie and Shamanic Realms | Ancient Origins

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Corning Inc. accountant writes historical novels

An article about me in The Leader today!   The Leader StaffCORNING – Christy Nicholas loves her career as an accountant with Corning Incorporated, but she’s found a new passion for words in recent years and has become a published

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Who wears the pants? |

I went on a search to find out when fall fastenings on men’s trousers gave way to fly fastenings and fell down a lovely research rabbit hole. How did it come about that men wore trousers and … Source: Who

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Posted in History

Interview with Joanne Sexton, author of Fly Girl

      When Elle meets Alex in a nightclub, it’s love at first sight for both of them. He’s just finished his naval aviation training to fly combat and cargo planes, and is due to go onto the aircraft

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The Enchanted Swans – on pre-order now!

WOOHOO!  It’s live!   Want to see the magical cover? Here it is!   The Enchanted Swans, my next novel, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! For other formats, check out my Tirgearr page   In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala

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The Enchanted Swans – Cover Reveal coming soon!

Soon, very soon. Perhaps Friday? We shall see… I’m so excited about the new cover coming for my novel, The Enchanted Swans! It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to share it…   The Enchanted Swans is a novelization of the ancient

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Call of the Morrigú is submitted!

After many iterations, sessions for feedback, edits, and efforts, my latest novel, Call of the Morrigú, has now officially been sent in to my publisher for consideration!   And now I wait…   Would you dare rouse a Goddess?  

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Question and Answer Tag-My Turn

Originally posted on Gerri Bowen:
I have been tagged by Mandy Eve Barnett, https://mandyevebarnett.com to play along with this Q&A, so here’s mine. Rules: Thank the blogger who tagged you. Thank you, Mandy. I’ll remember this. Answer the ten questions…

Posted in Travel

Irish Holy Wells | Lorna Peel

Holy wells are places of religious devotion where people come to pray and leave simple offerings. The surviving names of many wells are a direct translation into English of the equivalent in Irish … Source: Irish Holy Wells | Lorna

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Buy my house!

After lots of work and stress, our house is finally on sale on Zillow. It will go on MLS some time this weekend. Anyone want to move to Gainesville, Florida? How can you say no to no snow in the

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Iceland trip

We woke up on our penultimate day to torrential rain, hail and gale force winds. From what I understand this was nothing by Icelandic standards but it was the worst we had experienced. I like to think that Iceland was

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Lighten Your Load: Five Things You Should Leave at Home When You Travel to Ireland – Irish Fireside Travel and Culture

For the last twenty years, I’ve been hosting visitors to Ireland, and certain items always get packed, but rarely used. Here’s a look at some things you should think twice about before bringing them to the Emerald Isle. Computers Aren’t

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What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing | Literary Hub

I’m an editor at Random House, but for the last several years I’ve been writing around the edges of my day job: mornings, nights, weekends, wherever I can grab the free time. I began my first novel… Source: What Being

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Lora O’Brien – Author & Freelance Writer – About Lora O’Brien

Do you feel drawn to Ireland, to it’s spirituality, history, people or lore? I’m fascinated by this woman, who runs workshops to get in touch with the mystical side of her land.   Lora O’Brien, Irish author, Freelance Writer, Heritage

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9 Simple Ways To Sharpen Your Manuscript – Writer’s Edit

When you’ve finally finished your manuscript after thousands of hours of work, the last thing you want to hear is that there’s more work to be done. But unfortunately, that’s the simple truth of the matter. Finalising your draft is an

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I have made so many of these necklaces that it seems like I can stitch one up in my sleep. I guess I just love it. It’s so stylish and easy to wear, and it’s wonderfully comfortable! Find the tutorial

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