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My Guide to Happiness

My guide to happiness: – Find a hobby that makes you smile. This will nourish your soul through difficult times. – Explore the world, whether via books, travel, or whatever. Learn about other people and try to understand their world.

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Fifteen Years Married

I’m certainly no expert on marriage. However, I can say I’m celebrating my fifteenth anniversary today, and of my first marriage. I saw many friends get married, get divorced in a few years, only to marry again – and sometimes a

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The Enchanted Swans – new novel now On Contract!

HAPPY NEWS! The Enchanted Swans is now ON CONTRACT!!!  WOOHOO!!!!! . The Enchanted Swans is a novelization of the beloved Irish Fairy Tale, The Children of Lir. . In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fairy princess, born to a life

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

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

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

New Review for Better To Have Loved!

Long and Short Reviews was kind enough to review my book, Better To Have Loved, today. This is part of a Review Tour with Goddess Fish. Stay tuned for more stops!     “An interesting tale. This story is told

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Better To Have Loved is on tour!

Better To Have Loved is on tour! Goddess Fish has arranged a Review Tour starting on Monday, May 31st. Come by the blogs and have a look!   May 31: Long and Short Reviews    June 7: LibriAmoriMiei    June

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The True Tale Behind Better To Have Loved

Many years ago, I started searching for my father. It took me from age 15 to age 30 to find him. When I did, it was a wondrous thing, and I completed a part of me that I had been

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Love and Marriage in the Middle Ages (Medieval Mondays #5a)

Originally posted on A Frame Around Infinity:
A medieval betrothal Getting married in the medieval times was a complicated business. On the one hand, it seemed straightforward enough – far less complicated than today: Almost every man and woman could…

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Earth Day 2016 — Trees for the Earth — stepping outside to observe

Let’s get planting earthday.org via Earth Day 2016 — Trees for the Earth — stepping outside to observe

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Writing a True Story

It’s an odd feeling, writing about something true. I don’t mean writing an article about an event, or reporting on something in the news. I mean novelizing a story that actually happened. Whether historical fiction or a novelized memoire, it

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The Key to Happiness

I heard an interesting story this morning on the radio. A long-term study was done over fifteen years to ask people for the key to their happiness. The results? Three things. And I cannot argue with their results. In fact,

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Please. Stop the hate and the killing.

I don’t normally go political on my blog. I like the happy world of travel, magic, writing and art. But sometimes one must speak out against the hatred. We live in a scary world. Most of us want to hide

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Goodbye to my Owner

THis is the saddest thing I have read in years. I’m still in tears just typing this. I had to stop several times to do something else so I could see well enough to read it more.   My own

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Reviews are coming in for Better To Have Loved

Reviews are starting to come in for Better to Have Loved.   This book is based on the tale of my parents’ 30 year search for true love, through England, Scotland, Spain and Denmark. Their story is what inspired me

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Release Party for Better To Have Loved!

NEW RELEASE!!!   Better To Have Loved Get your hippie beads and flowers, it’s time to celebrate the Free Love of the 1960s!   This week, I celebrate the release of Better To Have Loved. This is a novel based

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Posted in History, Travel, Writing

Better To Have Loved is on Pre-Order

Based on the true story of my parents’ love, this is the story that inspired me to start writing novels. In 1967, Julie was searching for something. She wasn’t certain what she would find, but her search took her to San

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Celebrate your wrinkles!

  I am 46. I have never lied about my age (well, since I was 21, anyhow!)   I am proud of my age.  I have some silver hairs, and I am proud of those as well. I’ve earned them,

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Posted in Travel, Writing

Love vs. Hate

Hate is in the air.   You used to hear the phrase ‘love is in the air,’ but I’m afraid that’s no longer the norm. In today’s society, hate is a buzzword, a default, something people use all the time.

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Posted in Travel, Writing
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