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Happy Lughnasadh!

The first day of August (or thereabouts) is traditionally celebrated in Celtic cultures as Lammas, Lughansadh, or the first harvest in the northern hemisphere. The Scottish name for August is Lammas. . Lammas is one of the four pre-Christian Celtic

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Snippet from Age of Saints WIP

A snippet from my current WIP, Age of Saints (#7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series)     As he trudged down the path toward the oak grove, the wind whipped up, lashing the dried leaves on the ground into a

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Misfortune of Time – Reviews are coming in!

Misfortune of Time, book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, released July 11, 2018, and some wonderful reviews have been posted so far! . “Christy Nicholas once again weaves a historical tale from old Ireland with the magical gift of

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Misfortune of Time – Release Day!

Book #6 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is RELEASED!   Get your copy before July 15th for just 99 cents! (works as a stand-alone).  It goes up to normal price of $5.99 after that.     Time cannot heal all wounds.

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First Chapter of Misfortune of Vision – Audio!

The lovely EbonyClokk has recorded a reading of the first chapter of Misfortune of Vision, book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. Listen to it here!  

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Age of Saints has begun…

Really, this time! . Age of Saints will be book # 7 in The Druid’s Brooch series, and the first of the final trilogy, set in the 5th and 6th centuries of Ireland’s history. . I’ve written the first 10,000

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You Can Learn to Speak Irish Gaeilge! – Lora O’Brien

Source: You Can Learn to Speak Irish Gaeilge! – Lora O’Brien

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Happy Solstice!

Summer is here, hot and sultry!   I have had a love-hate relationship with summer. Having grown up in South Florida, summer meant blistering heat, horrible humidity, and lovely complications such as heat rash. There’s your delightful visual for the

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Nancy’s Novels : #Aye. Ken it wis like this…with Christy Nicholas

A blog about Nancy Jardine’s writing. Source: Nancy’s Novels : #Aye. Ken it wis like this…with Christy Nicholas

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This map video shows every European ruler since 400 BC – Matador Network

Long live the king? Source: This map video shows every European ruler since 400 BC – Matador Network

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Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes – Discover Druidry

Crafts Culture Discussion Environmentalism God and Goddess Guest Bloggers History Lifestyle Plant Healing Politics Psychology and Well-being Ritual Seasonal Celebrations Spirituality Symbolism Tools Source: Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes – Discover Druidry

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And so it begins…

That’s a DING! Time to start a new novel!   The next item up for bat is book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series.  Working titles of this third and final trilogy of the series are: Age of Saints Age

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Misfortune of Time is on pre-order!

Book #6 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is on pre-order for just 99 cents! (works as a stand-alone)     Time cannot heal all wounds. In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest

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‘Outlander’ Renewed For Seasons 5 & 6 By Starz; Season 4 To Debut This Fall – Deadline

YES!  Season 5 and 6 are a GO!!!!!   The Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan starring time travel drama is coming back for not one but two new seasons after Season 4 debuts this fall. Source: ‘Outlander’ Renewed For Seasons 5 &

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Take A Gander At The Family Trees Of Egyptian, Greek, And Norse Gods

Nifty mythology-based infographics present the family trees of the Egyptian, Greek, and Norse gods and goddesses. Source: Take A Gander At The Family Trees Of Egyptian, Greek, And Norse Gods

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My Favorite Podshows

Lately I’ve been on a Podshow listening kick, and I wanted to share some of my favorites. They run a gamut between writing, Irish, Icelandic, and History. Many of these podcasts have member-only content that you can obtain by becoming

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Nancy’s Novels : Aye. Ken it wis like this….with Laura Vosika

A blog about Nancy Jardine’s writing. Source: Nancy’s Novels : Aye. Ken it wis like this….with Laura Vosika

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Misfortune of Song is RELEASED!

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas Book #5 in The Druid’s Brooch Series (works as a stand-alone) IS NOW LIVE! Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all

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Promise on a Parchment by Moire Criomtainn

It’s rare that I come across a relatively unknown author that blows me away. However, having read the first book by Moire Criomtainn, Tale on a Parchment, I can only bow and say ‘I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!” .

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The Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi – The Archaeology and Metal detecting Magazine

Source: The Anglo-Saxon Mappa Mundi – The Archaeology and Metal detecting Magazine

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