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Call of the Morrigú is on contract!

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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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Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

On Imbolc Eve Irish & Scottish women would clean and prepare their household for Brigid’s blessings during the night.She was said to visit virtuous houses. Source: Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

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Imbolc is coming!

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Imbolc is upon us soon! What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its verdant light. It is ‘breaking the

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WHO WANTS SOMETHING FREE?

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Everyone likes free!   In honor of my new book, The Enchanted Swans, I’m going to be sending out a titillating excerpt from the book. Not the front, where other excerpts have come from, but from the juicy middle!  

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Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

A blog about books, life in Taiwan, writing, teaching, and anything else I feel like posting about. Source: Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

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The Enchanted Swans – Cover Reveal coming soon!

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Soon, very soon. Perhaps Friday? We shall see… I’m so excited about the new cover coming for my novel, The Enchanted Swans! It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to share it…   The Enchanted Swans is a novelization of the ancient

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Call of the Morrigú is submitted!

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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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Irish Holy Wells | Lorna Peel

Holy wells are places of religious devotion where people come to pray and leave simple offerings. The surviving names of many wells are a direct translation into English of the equivalent in Irish … Source: Irish Holy Wells | Lorna

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Lighten Your Load: Five Things You Should Leave at Home When You Travel to Ireland – Irish Fireside Travel and Culture

For the last twenty years, I’ve been hosting visitors to Ireland, and certain items always get packed, but rarely used. Here’s a look at some things you should think twice about before bringing them to the Emerald Isle. Computers Aren’t

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Lora O’Brien – Author & Freelance Writer – About Lora O’Brien

Do you feel drawn to Ireland, to it’s spirituality, history, people or lore? I’m fascinated by this woman, who runs workshops to get in touch with the mystical side of her land.   Lora O’Brien, Irish author, Freelance Writer, Heritage

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