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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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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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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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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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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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The Enchanted Swans is a 2018 RONE Cover Award Nominee!

Come see the amazing covers in InD’Tale Magazine’s 2018 RONE Cover Awards!   The amazing cover for The Enchanted Swans, designed by Cora is on the list!     Check out The Enchanted Swans HERE!

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Great new review of Misfortune of Vision by the Historical Novel Society!

The lovely folks at The Historical Novel Society just posted a wonderful new review of Misfortune of Vision, book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. . “Thoroughly researched, the novel brims with a magnetic appeal to lovers of Irish medieval history.

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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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