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Misfortune of Time is a Rone Award Nominee for 2019!

(Buy link HERE!) In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his physical abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. Over many lifetimes, she

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Misfortune of Time is a Nominee for 2019 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards

Misfortune of Time, Book # 6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, has been named as a Nominee for the 2019 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards!  

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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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Age of Saints – Reviews are coming in!

Readers are leaving some lovely comments on Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series Now available on all Amazon platforms, including Kindle Unlimited!   “This story has its own unique identity, but also ‘fits’ wonderfully well with

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Read me, I’m Irish Sale!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Want something lovely and Irish to read this weekend? We have options! See them all at Tirgearr Publishing!   Not all titles are on sale! Sharon Black – Going Against Type Mary Bradford – My Husband’s

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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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Age of Saints is on Pre-Order!

Age of Saints, Book #7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order! . Release date is March 6, 2019 . NOTE: This book will ONLY be available via Kindle Unlimited for the first 90 days after release. After

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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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Winners of the Critters Writers Poll!

The tallies are final in the Critters Writers Poll!   Misfortune of Vision came in Second Place in the Magical Realism Novels! Misfortune of Song came in Eleventh Place in the Romance Novels! Misfortune of Time came in Fourth Place

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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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The Enchanted Swans is a semi-finalist!

The Dante Rossetti Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Young Adult Fiction. The Dante Rossetti Book  Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer International Book Awards (#CIBAs).   The Enchanted Swans is a

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Age of Saints is on contract!

Age of Saints, book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on contract with Tirgearr Publishing. Tentative release date is April 2019. Stay tuned for more details! . Watch my Tirgearr Publishing page for more news, or to catch

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Do you love traveling, either vicariously or in real life? Free books here!

Win up to 17+ eBooks & Gain Access to Deals & Steals on even more! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (17+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)  

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Faces of the Mórrígan – a Perception of Deity – Lora O’Brien – Irish Author & Guide

As part of our annual 6 month Intensive Programme, I answer questions from students who want to know more about the Irish Goddess Mórrígan, with whom I have had a solid working relationship for about 15 years now… and the last 13

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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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Happy Lughnasadh!

The first day of August (or thereabouts) is traditionally celebrated in Celtic cultures as Lammas, Lughansadh, or the first harvest in the northern hemisphere. The Scottish name for August is Lammas. . Lammas is one of the four pre-Christian Celtic

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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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