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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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Viking Map with Old Norse Placenames

Great map including the world as per the Vikings, and their placenames for all the locations.   http://thedockyards.com/map-viking-world-placenames-old-norse-language  

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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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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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Folklore of Little Christmas

via Folklore of Little Christmas Today is Little christmas/the feast of the epiphany. A few small snippets of Irish folklore relating to the traditions associated with the day taken from the National Folklore Schools collection. It is also known in

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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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Great new 5 star review in InD’Tale Magazine for Misfortune of Time!!

See the review in the September issue!

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Debbie Shannon – Author

   A friend of mine and fellow author is now published, and her books are all available! . They can be found online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and iBooks. The ebooks can also be found on BookBub, Kobo and

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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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First Chapter of Misfortune of Vision – Audio!

The lovely EbonyClokk has recorded a reading of the first chapter of Misfortune of Vision, book #4 in The Druid’s Brooch Series. Listen to it here!  

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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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Nancy’s Novels : #Aye. Ken it wis like this…with Christy Nicholas

A blog about Nancy Jardine’s writing. Source: Nancy’s Novels : #Aye. Ken it wis like this…with Christy Nicholas

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This map video shows every European ruler since 400 BC – Matador Network

Long live the king? Source: This map video shows every European ruler since 400 BC – Matador Network

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Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes – Discover Druidry

Crafts Culture Discussion Environmentalism God and Goddess Guest Bloggers History Lifestyle Plant Healing Politics Psychology and Well-being Ritual Seasonal Celebrations Spirituality Symbolism Tools Source: Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes – Discover Druidry

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Berserks, Revenants, and Ghost Seals – Surviving a Saga Christmas | The Postgrad Chronicles

A great article on BERSERKS, REVENANTS, AND GHOST SEALS – SURVIVING A SAGA CHRISTMAS Source: Berserks, Revenants, and Ghost Seals – Surviving a Saga Christmas | The Postgrad Chronicles

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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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Take A Gander At The Family Trees Of Egyptian, Greek, And Norse Gods

Nifty mythology-based infographics present the family trees of the Egyptian, Greek, and Norse gods and goddesses. Source: Take A Gander At The Family Trees Of Egyptian, Greek, And Norse Gods

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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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