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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 Advertisements

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Editing Rates | The darker side of the fire.

My friend, Sarah Craft, is an author and editor – here are her rates!   Congratulations on finishing your story. It’s a great accomplishment. But now you need to dedicate time and energy to making your story better. After your

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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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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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Drunken Druid Award Shortlist for 2017 Novels

The Drunken Druid Awards have announced their shortlist for 2017 novels – and I have not one, but TWO novels on the shortlist! Out of 10! Both The Enchanted Swans and Call of the Morrigú are in the running!  

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March Madness! A Platinum Author Event~

Come one come all for author chats, prizes and contests!   I’m on at 6:45 EDT, but events are happening all afternoon/evening!  

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Misfortune of Time is on Contract!

  Misfortune of Time, book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on contract with my fantastic publisher, Tirgearr Publishing!   The tentative date is set for early July 2018. Stay tuned for more details!   Misfortune of Time Time

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Misfortune of Song is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Song, book five in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order, as of today! Release date is set for April 4, 2018.   Even a soldier cannot fight young love.   In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan

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Events for 2018!

I’ve updated my Event page for art shows, workshops, readings, etc. for 2018.   Upcoming art shows, workshops, and appearances: Beading workshop at Dansville Artworks, Dansville, NY, March 3, 2018, 11am-2pm Author Reading and Signing at Card-Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, NY,

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Mages & Sages: Swords, Sorcery, and Epic Fantasy Sweepstakes!

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. . I’ve teamed up with 20+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of epic fantasy novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner! . The contest

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The Trusty Steed – Richie Billing

There’s always a horse in a fantasy book. So I decided to do a bit of research on the trusty steeds that carry us fearlessly into battle, and this is what I found. Source: The Trusty Steed – Richie Billing

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At Fate’s Door by Nicole Merchant

Mark your calendars, set a reminder, because tomorrow is the day! At Fate’s Door will be live! Grab that copy and find out just what happens with Lex and Brie in the final book of The Guardians Eyes! Haven’t read

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The Enchanted Swans is an Epic 2018 Finalist!

The Enchanted Swans, my retelling of the ancient Irish tale of The Children of Lir, has become a finalist in the Epic 2018 Awards!          

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Article in Syracuse Newspaper!

I’ve gotten a lovely write up in the Syracuse News!

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A River of Silence by Susan Clayton-Goldner

When Detective Winston Radhauser is awakened by a call from dispatch at 12:45a.m., it can mean only one thing—something terrible awaits him. He races to the Pine Street address. In the kitchen, Caleb Bryce, nearly deaf from a childhood accident,

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Genesis of a Novel – RELEASE DAY!

This is it. . This is the day I’ve been working toward for over a year. The release day of my novel! Of course, this day is rather anticlimactic, as if I am smart, I’ll have done most of my

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Release Day for Misfortune of Vision!

Today is release day for Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas Book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~ In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to

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Semifinalists in the Golden Box Books!

BOTH Legacy of Hunger and Call of the Morrigú are semifinalists in the Golden Box Books 2017 awards! Get Legacy of Hunger NOW when it’s on sale for 99 cents!             

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Tirgearr Winter Sale!

Many of Tirgearr’s books are on sale this winter, including Legacy of Hunger, Book #1 in The Druid’s Brooch Series! Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But

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