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Past Storm and Fire is now released!

Past Storm and Fire Past Storm and Fire, a timeslip romance taking place in both modern Miami and medieval Iceland, is now RELEASED!!  It will be available both on Kindle and in Print (presuming I can get my proof done

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Past Storm and Fire is now on Pre-Order!

Past Storm and Fire Past Storm and Fire, a timeslip romance taking place in both modern Miami and medieval Iceland, is now available on pre-order!  It will be available both on Kindle and in Print (presuming I can get my

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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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Norwegian Forest Cats, The Pets Of The Vikings

Discover the history of the Norwegian forest cats (known in Norwegian as ‘Norske skogkatter’), the pets of the well known Vikings. Source: Norwegian Forest Cats, The Pets Of The Vikings

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Posted in History

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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My Favorite Podshows

Lately I’ve been on a Podshow listening kick, and I wanted to share some of my favorites. They run a gamut between writing, Irish, Icelandic, and History. Many of these podcasts have member-only content that you can obtain by becoming

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Posted in History, music, pagan, Travel, Writing

22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read Before Visiting Their Co – Condé Nast Traveler

Language learning app Babbel asked foreign ambassadors to the U.S. to pick the book they believe first-time visitors to their country should read before they arrive. Their answers may surprise you. Source: 22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book to Read

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Unleash your inner Viking!

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/11/27/icelandic-portrait-studio-unleash-inner-viking/   At Gudmann Thor’s workplace in Reykjavik, clients rage towards him with a massive Viking sword. Every day.

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Jolabokaflod: Meet Your Favorite New Holiday Tradition 

Embrace Iceland’s “Yule Book Flood” this season and give your loved ones books to read on Christmas Eve. It’s a tradition worth passing along.   http://www.readitforward.com/essay/article/jolabokaflod-meet-favorite-new-holiday-tradition/

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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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Posted in Writing

2018 Calendars are ready!

I’ve prepared FIVE different calendars for Ireland for 2018. Available for purchase HERE! Religious Ireland 2018 Calendar Irish Coasts 2018 Calendar Essential Ireland 2018 Calendar Neolithic Ireland 2018 Calendar Ireland Buildings 2018 Calendar REVISED! I’ve added more calendars! Iceland 2018

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Posted in Art, Photography, Travel

My Journey to Rjúkandi on Vimeo

Rjúkandi,

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You Need To See This Extraordinary Viking Pub In Iceland | Bored Panda

A mixed martial arts gym called Mjölnir MMA in Iceland just opened a Viking pub. They are located in a forrest in the center of Reykjavík. The bar is named Drukkstofa Óðins, Drukkstofa is an old icelandic word for pub.

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Iceland trip

We woke up on our penultimate day to torrential rain, hail and gale force winds. From what I understand this was nothing by Icelandic standards but it was the worst we had experienced. I like to think that Iceland was

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Iceland 2017 Calendar Now Live!

I have an Iceland Calendar for 2017! Available on Lulu HERE   Some of the photos included in the calendar:            ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based

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Ten Icelandic Sagas you may not have heard of

Many readers will know some of these Icelandic sagas, such as Egil’s Saga or Njal’s Saga, but the Icelandic writers penned dozens of these stories. Here are ten sagas that you may not have heard of, but offer a fascinating

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26 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Iceland – Blog of Hammad Rais

Iceland is amazing. No, wait! Not just amazing, Iceland is breathtakingly amazing and is full of nature’s wonder. Ellen Burne went on an amazing trip to Iceland last year, sharing detailed in… Source: 26 Pictures That Will Make You Want

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My Locations at the DragonCon Art Show

Labor Day Weekend is Nerdigras in Atlanta, Georgia! 80,000+ geeks and sundry nerds descend upon 5 downtown Atlanta hotels and have a geekfest. I will, as always, have my beaded jewelry and photoprints at the Dragoncon Art Show, located in the Hyatt, two

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Posted in Art, Jewelry, Photography

Ravens, Icelandic mythology and folklore | IceNews – Daily News

Source: Ravens, Icelandic mythology and folklore | IceNews – Daily News

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Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

Read a brief article on the ‘huldufólk’ (sometimes referred to as ‘elves’), supernatural beings in Icelandic and Faroese folklores. Source: Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

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