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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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Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY! Enter here to win BOTH a $15 Amazon Gift card and a free copy of my ebook, Legacy of Hunger, book #1 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. You have to follow several Twitter accounts and visit some FB pages

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Thunderclap Campaign for Misfortune of Vision

Hey, everyone! I’ve set up a Thunderclap for my release of Misfortune of Vision! PLEASE – go and pledge your support. It costs NOTHING! You can share with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or all three! I need 100 supporters for it

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NaNoWriMo 2017 WON!

And that’s a wrap! . This was the first time I’d ever tried NaNoWriMo, and I just crossed the 50,000 word mark for November. Of course, 27,000 words were finishing up Misfortune of Time (because my muse can’t read a

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Editorial review for Legacy of Truth

A great new editorial review from San Francisco Review of Books!   “Richly detailed and well written, Legacy of Truth is a treat for fans of historical fiction.” “If they made history in school this interesting, everyone would pass with flying colors!”

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XVII – Artist Package, ARCs and Review Requests, Oh, my!

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. .   Once the editing, formatting, and cover art is done, the publisher will

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Misfortune of Vision is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Vision book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on pre-order! While this is book 4 in the series, each novel works as a stand-alone. This is the first book in the middle trilogy, set in 12th century

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Call of the Morrigú is a Discovered Diamond!

A lovely new 5-star review of Call of the Morrigú by Kristen McQuinn at Discovering Diamonds  … This was, simply put, a remarkably fun read. Author Christy Nicholas weaves in mythology and history smoothly throughout the narrative. Readers are given glimpses

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Misfortune of Time – first draft DONE!

I pushed hard this weekend and got my first draft of Misfortune of Time DONE!   Misfortune of Time is #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. Books #1-3 are published, and #4 is due out January 2018. Book #5 is

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Great new HNR review for Call of the Morrigú

A great new review by Thomas Howley of Call of the Morrigú is now live on the Historical Novel Society webpage! It’s 1798, a particularly tense time in always rebellious English-occupied Ireland. However, the troubles haven’t yet reached the country

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Cafe Scientifique Corning talk on research for Historical Fiction

On September 19, 2017, I gave a talk at Cafe Scientifique, Corning, NY. I spoke about how I do research on my historical fiction novels. Please, check it out! ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and

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Legacy of Hunger is now available IN PRINT!

Yes, that’s right, you heard it correctly. Legacy of Hunger, book 1 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now available in print on Amazon. . You can order it here! .   Excerpt:   Maggie considered herself capable. She hadn’t

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XV – First Round of 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. . It’s been a while, hasn’t it? About 100 days, to be more precise.

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Turlough’s Tale is RELEASED!

Turlough’s Tale is a short story set about ten years before Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. . Get your copy NOW!  And as always, reviews are greatly appreciated! . After his wife dies in childbirth,

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Turlough’s Tale releases TOMORROW!

Turlough’s Tale is on pre-order!   Turlough’s Tale is a short story set about ten years before Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. . After his wife dies in childbirth, Turlough decides his children will be better

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Turlough’s Tale is on pre-order!

Turlough’s Tale is a short story set about ten years before Legacy of Luck, book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. . After his wife dies in childbirth, Turlough decides his children will be better off with their aunt. He

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