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Misfortune of Song and Misfortune of Vision are finalists in The 2018 Wishing Shelf Awards!

Link to a list of the 2018 FINALISTS in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The children’s books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adult books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Call of the Morrigú is a Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2017!

Call of the Morrigú has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards – Adult Division.   Would you dare rouse a goddess? Life isn’t easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions are rising across the countryside, and

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A River of Silence by Susan Clayton-Goldner

When Detective Winston Radhauser is awakened by a call from dispatch at 12:45a.m., it can mean only one thing—something terrible awaits him. He races to the Pine Street address. In the kitchen, Caleb Bryce, nearly deaf from a childhood accident,

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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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Lady of the Two Lands by Elizabeth Delisi

Lady of the Two Lands by Elizabeth Delisi One minute, Hattie Williams is in a museum, sketching a gold necklace that belonged to Hatshepsut, first female Pharaoh of Egypt; and the next, she’s lying in a room too archaic to

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Fantasy/Urban Fantasy Giant Giveaway!

Win up to 35+ Fantasy/Urban Fantasy eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (35+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my

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The History Girls: IF IT’S CHRISTMAS IT MUST BE CHINON… the festive season itinerary for Henry II

Source: The History Girls: IF IT’S CHRISTMAS IT MUST BE CHINON… the festive season itinerary for Henry II

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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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Author News and Updates

Legacy of Hunger won an award! Gold award for eLit 2017 – Historical Fiction     I need your input! I’m doing research for Misfortune of Time, book 6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. It’s set in 1055 AD in the

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Review: Pilgrimage | Never Felt Better

I’m excited to see this, especially as I just finished my second novel set in 12th century Ireland. A lot of my research dealt with the triple culture clash of Normans, Gaelic Irish and the Vikings, as well as the

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Storied Stones: Mythology Around Carrowmore | National Heritage Week 19 – 27 August 2017

Source: Storied Stones: Mythology Around Carrowmore | National Heritage Week 19 – 27 August 2017

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