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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

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. . I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers

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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 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

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. . So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many

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Another contest! Win a Kindle Fire!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking out Faith in the Storm Edward Harrington has just been through a traumatic tornado and now […]

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A contest and some recommendations!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking out Faith in the Storm Edward Harrington has just been through a traumatic tornado and now […]

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A contest and some recommendations!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking

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

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. . OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a

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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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Some recommendations…

I recommend checking out Nick Wisserman.                           As magic awakens in Early America, Naysin, a child of the Lepane nation, manifests talents that defile his tribe’s harvest ceremony. His punishment is exile. In the years that follow, Naysin’s spirit fathers keep

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Imbolc is coming!

Imbolc is upon us soon! What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its verdant light. It is ‘breaking the

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Cover contest!

The Enchanted Swans, the gorgeous cover designed by Cora Graphics, is in February’s contest at Books & Benches. Voting opens 2/1/17 and goes through 2/28/17. Each person can only vote once, so please go check it out!     *****

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WHO WANTS SOMETHING FREE?

Everyone likes free!   In honor of my new book, The Enchanted Swans, I’m going to be sending out a titillating excerpt from the book. Not the front, where other excerpts have come from, but from the juicy middle!  

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Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

A blog about books, life in Taiwan, writing, teaching, and anything else I feel like posting about. Source: Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

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Happy solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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I have a brand new newsletter!

Not that I had an old newsletter, of course. So the ‘brand new’ nomiker is a bit misleading. However, if you would like to be kept apprised of news, excerpts, announcements, character profiles, events, and whatever other stuff I feel

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The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won’t Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!) – ProWritingAid

The way I draft is an extension of the way I approach novel planning as a whole – which is to start with a simple concept and then add more and more detail until I have a fairly comprehensive outline.

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Books similar to mine, per Amazon?

I wanted to conduct an experiment. . Amazon lists an arguably helpful group of books under ‘Customers who bought this item also bought…’ . But were these books really comparable to my own? Was the writing on the same level,

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