Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Enchanted Swans wins Cover Contest and a giveaway for all!

First, my news:  The Enchanted Swans is the Readers’ Choice Winner of the Books and Benches February 2017 Cover Contest, woohoo! Thanks to all who helped vote for me!   Next, a giveaway for everyone else: Enter the March Newsletter Giveaway

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The Romance Reviews Anniversary Party!

The Romance Reviews celebrate their 6th Anniversary!   ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as

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Help out a friend in need…

I don’t normally do this, but I have a good, longtime friend who is in dire straits in south Florida. He’s disabled and has been living in a homeless shelter. He needs help to get out of Fort Myers and to

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Happy Birthday, Tirgearr Publishing!

My publisher, Tirgearr Publishing, is celebrating their fifth birthday this week. But they’re the ones giving the gifts! Prizes, including an All-New Kindle Fire HD8 Tablet, free print books, ebooks, and brand spanking new Tirgearryean T-shirts Want to enter? Click

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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many

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Another contest! Win a Kindle Fire!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking out Faith in the Storm Edward Harrington has just been through a traumatic tornado and now […]

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A contest and some recommendations!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking out Faith in the Storm Edward Harrington has just been through a traumatic tornado and now […]

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A contest and some recommendations!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking

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Genesis of a Novel – Part X – More Procrastination and First Draft Finished!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a

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Misfortune of Vision -first draft DONE!

After a four-month hiatus (though I was already 2/3 through) I finally finished the first draft of Misfortune of Vision, Book 4 from The Druid’s Brooch Series.   Now I get to go through and edit, and edit, and edit

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Legacy of Luck won an award!

January 2017 – Chill With a Book Award Readers’ Award for Legacy of Luck! Want to see what all the fuss is about? Buy it now!   ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary

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Call of the Morrigú is on contract!

Well, crap, that was fast! I sent in Call of the Morrigú ten days ago. Ten. I just got the contract offer today! Ten days! Usually it’s several MONTHS. Ten days. Evidently my new editor (just got switched to her

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Some recommendations…

I recommend checking out Nick Wisserman.                           As magic awakens in Early America, Naysin, a child of the Lepane nation, manifests talents that defile his tribe’s harvest ceremony. His punishment is exile. In the years that follow, Naysin’s spirit fathers keep

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Living The History – Beery me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking by Elizabeth Chadwick @ Elizabeth Chadwick

Beery-Me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking. Source: Living The History – Beery me – a few snippets about medieval beer and ale drinking by Elizabeth Chadwick @ Elizabeth Chadwick

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Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

On Imbolc Eve Irish & Scottish women would clean and prepare their household for Brigid’s blessings during the night.She was said to visit virtuous houses. Source: Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

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Imbolc is coming!

Imbolc is upon us soon! What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its verdant light. It is ‘breaking the

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