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Misfortune of Time is a Nominee for 2019 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards

Misfortune of Time, Book # 6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, has been named as a Nominee for the 2019 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards!  

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Age of Saints – Reviews are coming in!

Readers are leaving some lovely comments on Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Now available on all Amazon platforms, including Kindle Unlimited!   “This story has its own unique identity, but also ‘fits’ wonderfully well with

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Read me, I’m Irish Sale!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Want something lovely and Irish to read this weekend? We have options! See them all at Tirgearr Publishing!   Not all titles are on sale! Sharon Black – Going Against Type Mary Bradford – My Husband’s

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Legacy of Hunger is FREE!

Legacy of Hunger, book #1 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now FREE! That’s right, totally free! In 1846, on a farm in Ohio, 22-year-old Valentia is haunted by her Irish grandmother’s tales of the family she once left behind

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Age of Saints releases tomorrow!

Tomorrow is release day for Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series! Has anyone read the ARC? Tomorrow would be a fantastic day to post a review! If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, it’s on sale

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Age of Saints is on Pre-Order!

Age of Saints, Book #7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order! . Release date is March 6, 2019 . NOTE: This book will ONLY be available via Kindle Unlimited for the first 90 days after release. After

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Finalists for The 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards!

Not one, but TWO of my novels from 2018 have been judged as finalists in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Misfortune of Song and Misfortune of Vision were both selected in the Adult Fiction category.       See

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Read me, I’m Scottish Sale! Jan 25-27, 2019

The lovely folks at Tirgearr Publishing are having a sale in honor of Robert Burns Day, January 25th!   For that day (and the two following days), several Scotland-related titles will be on sale, including my own Scotland guide. for just $2.99, down

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Misfortune of Time is a finalist!

Come check out the 16 different categories of the TCK Readers Choice Awards! Misfortune of Time is on page 14, in the historical fiction section. I need votes! Only one vote per IP address will be accepted. Categories are arranged

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Winners of the Critters Writers Poll!

The tallies are final in the Critters Writers Poll!   Misfortune of Vision came in Second Place in the Magical Realism Novels! Misfortune of Song came in Eleventh Place in the Romance Novels! Misfortune of Time came in Fourth Place

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Interview with Valeria, main character from Past Storm and Fire

Past Storm and Fire: . Val’s world is turned upside down by Hurricane Andrew in Miami, 1992. As she sifts through the remnants, she searches for something to take her away from the stress. After her co-worker and best friend

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The Druid’s Brooch Series is one of 15 Fantasy Series to get….

15 FANTASY SERIES TO GET YOU OUT OF YOUR SARAH J MAAS HANGOVER   See The Druid’s Brooch Series listed, in such august company as Patrick Rothfuss!

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21st Annual Critters Readers’ Poll

I published three novels in 2018, all part of The Druid’s Brooch Series. All three are on the 21st Annual Critters Readers’ Poll!   I’d LOVE if you could go and vote for each them. You do need to enter

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The Enchanted Swans is a semi-finalist!

The Dante Rossetti Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Young Adult Fiction. The Dante Rossetti Book  Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer International Book Awards (#CIBAs).   The Enchanted Swans is a

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Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. – a blurb preview!

I’m still working out the kinks and edits for Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. but I took some time to write up the first draft of a blurb.   What do you think? Would it intrigue you enough to purchase?  

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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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