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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers for their analysis, critique and feedback. That was almost a month ago. . I’ve gotten one back. That’s pretty normal. I expect maybe 2-3 others to come

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The Enchanted Swans is LIVE!

Release Day! The Enchanted Swans is live! GO get your copy for 99 cents now! The price goes up on March 12th. ***** The March Newsletter Giveaway is still going strong – enter for your chance to win! Enter the March

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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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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

So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many would-be authors never finish their first draft of their first novel. It deserves celebration, kudos, and a nice big drink of the alcoholic persuasion. . Now comes

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

OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a point in your draft that you have many more interesting things to do. This seems to come to me about 2/3 through a draft. It just happened

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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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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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