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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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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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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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A Samhain Blessing

From Arthur Hinds, Bard Extraordinaire:   I honor my ancestors- those that came before me- those that stand beside me in the eddies of time.   I honor my family- family by fated blood relation- family by recognition and adoption

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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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Happy Lughnasadh!

The first day of August (or thereabouts) is traditionally celebrated in Celtic cultures as Lammas, Lughansadh, or the first harvest in the northern hemisphere. The Scottish name for August is Lammas. . Lammas is one of the four pre-Christian Celtic

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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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Misfortune of Time – Release Day!

Book #6 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is RELEASED!   Get your copy before July 15th for just 99 cents! (works as a stand-alone).  It goes up to normal price of $5.99 after that.     Time cannot heal all wounds.

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Age of Saints has begun…

Really, this time! . Age of Saints will be book # 7 in The Druid’s Brooch series, and the first of the final trilogy, set in the 5th and 6th centuries of Ireland’s history. . I’ve written the first 10,000

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Please nominate Call of the Morrigú for the Dragoncon Awards!

Hey, folks!   I’m trying to get on the Dragoncon Award Ballots!   Eligible books are published between 7/1/17 and 6/30/18.   I’d love if folks could sign on and register (does take email address and verification), nominating Call of

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And so it begins…

That’s a DING! Time to start a new novel!   The next item up for bat is book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series.  Working titles of this third and final trilogy of the series are: Age of Saints Age

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Misfortune of Time is on pre-order!

Book #6 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is on pre-order for just 99 cents! (works as a stand-alone)     Time cannot heal all wounds. In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest

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‘Outlander’ Renewed For Seasons 5 & 6 By Starz; Season 4 To Debut This Fall – Deadline

YES!  Season 5 and 6 are a GO!!!!!   The Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan starring time travel drama is coming back for not one but two new seasons after Season 4 debuts this fall. Source: ‘Outlander’ Renewed For Seasons 5 &

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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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