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The Querying Process

The Querying Process (with thanks to Joe Crance and Mattea Orr)   The following discussion is for querying for fiction/poetry works. Non-fiction queries follow a slightly different process.   Terms:   Let’s start with some terms so we have a

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Age of Saints is on contract!

Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on contract with Tirgearr Publishing. Tentative release date is April 2019. Stay tuned for more details! . Watch my Tirgearr Publishing page for more news, or to catch

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Do you love traveling, either vicariously or in real life? Free books here!

Win up to 17+ eBooks & Gain Access to Deals & Steals on even more! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (17+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)  

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Author Signing in Buffalo, Nov 24, 2018

Come join me and a slew (yes, a slew!) of other local authors at the Buffalo History Museum on November 24th!  

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Types of editing, with examples

Now you’ve written your first draft. Hooray!  Now what? Now you edit. . But first, thanks to fellow authors Joe Crance and Melora Johnson for helping me compile the data on this. Check out their fantastic work! . There are several

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A Samhain Blessing

From Arthur Hinds, Bard Extraordinaire:   I honor my ancestors- those that came before me- those that stand beside me in the eddies of time.   I honor my family- family by fated blood relation- family by recognition and adoption

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Tirgearr Publishing Hallowe’en Sale 2018!

Want some scary, spooky books on sale? We’ve got ’em at Tirgearr Publishing!   Come check out several wonderful books for sale at just 99c/99p on their Amazon sites!   Sale runs from Monday, October 27th through November 4th!  

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Social programs

To those against socialism: Social programs are there to help people who cannot help themselves. This is a BASIC EMPATHY for others. If your religious or moral beliefs don’t include helping others as a basic tenet, you are a cruel

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C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight – Gastro Obscura

What would the perfect fantasy treat look like? Depending on where you’re from, probably not this. Source: C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight – Gastro Obscura

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Myth & Moor: “Into the Woods” series, 52: Twilight Tales

Source: Myth & Moor: “Into the Woods” series, 52: Twilight Tales

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Great new 5 star review in InD’Tale Magazine for Misfortune of Time!!

See the review in the September issue!

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Debbie Shannon – Author

   A friend of mine and fellow author is now published, and her books are all available! . They can be found online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and iBooks. The ebooks can also be found on BookBub, Kobo and

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Multi-Genre Book Giveaway!

Win up to 50+ eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (50+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)  

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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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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale 2018!

My publisher, Tirgearr Publishing, is participating in the Smashwords Summer/Winter sale 2018!   All applicable books are 50% off. Readers can grab your books from your books’ pages on our site…links direct. Or they can search for you on Smashwords.

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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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