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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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Cafe Scientifique Corning talk on research for Historical Fiction

On September 19, 2017, I gave a talk at Cafe Scientifique, Corning, NY. I spoke about how I do research on my historical fiction novels. Please, check it out! ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and

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Posted in History, Writing

Legacy of Hunger is now available IN PRINT!

Yes, that’s right, you heard it correctly. Legacy of Hunger, book 1 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now available in print on Amazon. . You can order it here! .   Excerpt:   Maggie considered herself capable. She hadn’t

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

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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Sneak Peek! Legacy of Luck – due out January 2017

Who doesn’t want a sneak peek? . Legacy of Luck is book 3 in The Druid’s Brooch series, and set in 1746. Come along for a trip among the Travelers of Ireland and Scotland! . Katie used her elbows to

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Posted in History, Writing

Back to School Sale Blast!

WELCOME TO THE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE BLAST!  Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links! Please make sure to scroll

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VI – Characters Going Awry

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . I started pre-writing Misfortune of Vision on July 23, 2016. On August 23, I

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Posted in History, Writing

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

The Genesis of a Novel, the Beginning – Part 1

This is the first installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. Although I’ve already started on the process, I thought it might be interesting to

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New reviews for Legacy of Truth!

LEGACY OF TRUTH is now released! And lovely reviews are coming in…  http://amzn.to/28ILvfA ***** 5 Stars – Cathleen Townsend The good sister of a pair of twins Legacy of Truth is the story of Esme, the good sister of a

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel, Writing

ETWG First Chapter Book Awards: First Place Historical Fiction – Venture Galleries

Legacy of Hunger by Christy Nicholas is the First Place Winner in the Historical Fiction Category of Published Books in the East Texas Writers Guild First Chapter Book Awards. The Story Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is

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Legacy of Truth is Released!

  The day is finally here! LEGACY OF TRUTH is now released! Partially set in Ardara and Achill Island.   http://amzn.to/28ILvfA LEGACY OF TRUTH has arleady received a five-star review from Ed on Goodreads:  The story in this book tells

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Posted in History, Writing

Excerpt from Legacy of Truth

An excerpt from Legacy of Truth, due out July 6th, 2016. Available on pre-order NOW for just $0.99!   Oh, and this is my 500th blog post, woohoo! November 1796 Eithne kept the brooch on her at all times. She

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Legacy of Luck is on contract!

The third novel in The Druid’s Brooch series, LEGACY OF LUCK, is now on contract for publication! The tentative release date is January 11, 2017, but of course that is subject to change. Blurb: Éamonn is a Traveler at a horse fair

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Posted in History, Travel, Writing

Legacy of Truth is available for Pre-order NOW!!!

After many months and many edits, LEGACY OF TRUTH is available for pre-order on Amazon! On sale for $0.99 now!     Legacy of Truth is a prequel to Legacy of Hunger, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

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Posted in History, Writing

Excerpt from Legacy of Truth

The following is a sneak-preview excerpt from my upcoming novel, Legacy of Truth. It should be out July 6th, and up for pre-order any day now. It’s a prequel to Legacy of Hunger,  which was released in October, 2015. Follow

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Audio sample of Legacy of Hunger

Will Hughes, a professional voice-over actor, has been kind enough to record the first chapter of my book, Legacy of Hunger. Have a listen!   Alas, a full audiobook is not in the immediate future, but I am hoping that

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Excerpt – Legacy of Truth

Legacy of Truth is set in Ireland around 1800. It’s a prequel to Legacy of Hunger, and the second book in The Druid’s Brooch Series, but it serves as a stand-alone novel as well. It should be on pre-order in

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Meet Esme, heroine of Legacy of Truth

Legacy of Hunger, the tale of Valentia McDowell and her journey to Ireland in 1846, came out in October 2015. Near the end of the tale, you meet Esme Doherty Fitzgerald, her grandmamma’s sister.   Legacy of Truth, the prequel,

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Posted in History, Travel, Writing

St. Patrick’s Day Sale!

St. Patrick’s Day Sale! Take a virtual trip to the magical land of ‪#‎Iireland‬! Do you crave an escape to the Ireland of the past? See Legacy of Hunger for a mystical adventure! Or perhaps you prefer traveling now? My

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Posted in Travel, Writing
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