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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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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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Posted in History, music, pagan, Travel, Writing

Time Slip Novels

Originally posted on The Book Muse:
Time Slip Novels   A time slip novel, according to the UrbanDictionary.com, a novel that transports the main character and therefore the reader from one time to another, such as from the twenty-first century…

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22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Co – Condé Nast Traveler

Language learning app Babbel asked foreign ambassadors to the U.S. to pick the book they believe first-time visitors to their country should read before they arrive. Their answers may surprise you. Source: 22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read

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Read me, I’m Irish!

This weekend, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, all Irish novels at Tirgearr are on sale on Kindle!  This includes almost ALL of my books, including my Irish Travel Guide!  

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Don’t get scammed by companies like Reader’s Magnet

Originally posted on Inside the Inkwell:
As I’ve mentioned previously, everyone wants to rip you off as an author by taking advantage of your hopes and dreams. Scammers make me sick. I’ve had a few calls from them lately pretending…

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New Year, Old Problem: Innocent Author Rank-Stripped For Third Time

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Kristi Belcamino is really being messed around by Amazon. Yesterday morning, she was rank-stripped for the third time, and it appears to be happening every time she puts a book free – even before she…

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8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language | Mental Floss

You may hear an “Erin go bragh” or two, but even on the most Irish of holidays, we don’t hear much of the Irish language—which is a shame! Source: 8 Fun Facts About the Irish Language | Mental Floss

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Read me, I’m Scottish! Robert Burns Day Sale!

The lovely folks at Tirgearr Publishing are having a sale in honor of Robert Burns Day, January 25th!   For that day, several Scotland-related titles will be on sale, including my own Scotland guide. for just $2.99, down from the

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What Did The Vikings Eat

Originally posted on RecipeReminiscing:
We know little of the recipes from the Viking era, but knows a lot about the ingredients the Vikings had at their disposal through archaeological excavations. It is among others found “remnants” of food in pans…

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Why Are There Carvings of Women Flashing Their Genitals on Churches Across Europe? | Ancient Origins

The last place one would expect to see an image of a woman flashing her genitals is a church wall, but across Europe, most notably Ireland and Britain, there are dozens of them. Most are old women demonstrating rather exaggerated

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Unleash your inner Viking!

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/11/27/icelandic-portrait-studio-unleash-inner-viking/   At Gudmann Thor’s workplace in Reykjavik, clients rage towards him with a massive Viking sword. Every day.

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Jolabokaflod: Meet Your Favorite New Holiday Tradition 

Embrace Iceland’s “Yule Book Flood” this season and give your loved ones books to read on Christmas Eve. It’s a tradition worth passing along.   http://www.readitforward.com/essay/article/jolabokaflod-meet-favorite-new-holiday-tradition/

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2018 Calendars are ready!

I’ve prepared FIVE different calendars for Ireland for 2018. Available for purchase HERE! Religious Ireland 2018 Calendar Irish Coasts 2018 Calendar Essential Ireland 2018 Calendar Neolithic Ireland 2018 Calendar Ireland Buildings 2018 Calendar REVISED! I’ve added more calendars! Iceland 2018

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Posted in Art, Photography, Travel

Misfortune of Vision is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Vision book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on pre-order! While this is book 4 in the series, each novel works as a stand-alone. This is the first book in the middle trilogy, set in 12th century

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel, Writing

#FactCheck: It’s on the internet, so it must be true. Right?

Originally posted on The Tepe Telegrams:
Recently we got a couple of notes and comments regarding a number of finds supposedly attributed to the early Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe. Finds we surprisingly never addressed or mentioned or published anyway.…

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XVI – Last Round of Edits and Cover Art

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. . Now that the first round of edits were submitted and read through, I

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The History Girls: Corhampton Church – a Saxon gem in Provincia Meanwarorum

Source: The History Girls: Corhampton Church – a Saxon gem in Provincia Meanwarorum

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Scottish Folk Magic & the Dead | Introduction

There is a seldom explored thread of an idea that needs woven into a larger narrative. That of Scottish Folk magic and older practices relating to ancestors, the Sidhe and animism and not so much deity as some of us

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