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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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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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Call of the Morrigú cover is in a contest!

Come vote for the best cover at the InD’Tale Monthly Cover contest! You can only vote once, and you do have to register to vote (unless you’ve already registered). Please give it a go!     CALL OF THE MORRIGÚ

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Call of the Morrigú is LIVE!

  RELEASE DAY!!!   Call of the Morrigú is now LIVE and ready to go! It’s on sale just through the weekend, so get your copy now before the price goes back up! . Would you dare rouse a goddess?

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Call of the Morrigú Release Party!

Two more days until release day! I’m stoked and ready for the Call of the Morrigú Release Party on Facebook! (July 19th at 7-10:30pm Eastern Time.) . Don’t worry – it’s an online party. All you have to do is

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Cover Reveal! Call of the Morrigú

Today’s the day! The cover is out for Call of the Morrigú! .  It is up on Amazon for pre-order here My Tirgearr Publishing page. . Call of the Morrigú will be on sale at 99 cents until the weekend after

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Call of the Morrigú – cover coming tomorrow!

Call of the Morrigú will be on pre-order on Amazon TOMORROW, release date July 19th! I’ll post the delightful cover art tomorrow. . Would you dare rouse a Goddess? . Life wasn’t easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions were rising across

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Call of the Morrigú is on contract!

Well, crap, that was fast! I sent in Call of the Morrigú ten days ago. Ten. I just got the contract offer today! Ten days! Usually it’s several MONTHS. Ten days. Evidently my new editor (just got switched to her

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Call of the Morrigú is submitted!

After many iterations, sessions for feedback, edits, and efforts, my latest novel, Call of the Morrigú, has now officially been sent in to my publisher for consideration!   And now I wait…   Would you dare rouse a Goddess?  

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The Fall of Crom Cruach

The Fall of Crom Cruach Source: The Fall of Crom Cruach

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The Feminine in Early Irish Myth and Legend

In early Irish mythology and legend, the feminine is quite dominant in the otherworld as well as on earth. Irish Goddesses abound Source: The Feminine in Early Irish Myth and Legend

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Call of the Morrigu – another draft done!

It is a difficult thing to correct your own manuscript. In fact, it’s the hardest thing about writing, at least for me. The only other thing that comes close is marketing the book.   But to look at a poetic,

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Posted in Jewelry, pagan, Writing

The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition. Source: The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

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A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint | Ancient Origins

There are churches dedicated to Saint Brigid in many parts of the world. With time, she became one of the most important icons of the Catholic Church. Source: A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint

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European Mother Goddesses

A lovely article on European Mother Goddesses from Carolyn Emerick:   Although many spiritual people today consider God to be firmly male, the concept of female divinity is an ancient one. Mother-figure deities are still found in many contemporary religions.

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Arc of the Goddess – May – Moon Books Blog

A lovely article on the active part of the year!~ Source: Arc of the Goddess – May – Moon Books Blog

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Merry Beltane!

Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June 21) (opposite

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Beltane, and May Day, a time of myth, traditions, and flowers – Orange County Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess

As we come to the close of April, and see the seasons change, we recognize the wheel of the year and the approaching Sabbat. Throughout the world, ancient traditions have been practiced in celebrat… Source: Beltane, and May Day, a

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Why I believe in Fairies

I am an accountant. I believe in what I see, what I can touch, feel, experience. So why do I believe in fairies? Why does my cold, hard, left-brain sensibility still believe in beings beyond our ken? Why do I

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Winter Crone Legends by Elaine Moxon

Excellent article on English Historical Fiction Author Blog about Winter Crone Legends, written by Elaine Moxon…   ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

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Posted in Art, History, Writing
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