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National Fairy Day!

In honor of National Fairy Day, I’m reblogging my post on Believing in Fairies. I am an accountant. I believe in what I see, what I can touch, feel, experience. So why do I believe in fairies? Why does my

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Call of the Morrigu – another draft done!

It is a difficult thing to correct your own manuscript. In fact, it’s the hardest thing about writing, at least for me. The only other thing that comes close is marketing the book.   But to look at a poetic,

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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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A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint | Ancient Origins

There are churches dedicated to Saint Brigid in many parts of the world. With time, she became one of the most important icons of the Catholic Church. Source: A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint

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10 Fascinating Mythological Creatures Of The British Isles – Listverse

The British Isles are a handful of islands that make up the Isle of Great Britain, the Island of Ireland, and a host of smaller islands in that vicinity (I Source: 10 Fascinating Mythological Creatures Of The British Isles –

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Map of Irish Myths and Legends

Map of Irish Myths and Legends Source: Map of Irish Myths and Legends

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European Mother Goddesses

A lovely article on European Mother Goddesses from Carolyn Emerick:   Although many spiritual people today consider God to be firmly male, the concept of female divinity is an ancient one. Mother-figure deities are still found in many contemporary religions.

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The Transformative Power of Myth and Folk Tales – #FolkloreThursday

Myths and folk tales are an ancient legacy: the legacy of many millennia of human interaction with the land which gives us life, and with the non-human others who occupy it with us. Source: The Transformative Power of Myth and

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Beltane, and May Day, a time of myth, traditions, and flowers – Orange County Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess

As we come to the close of April, and see the seasons change, we recognize the wheel of the year and the approaching Sabbat. Throughout the world, ancient traditions have been practiced in celebrat… Source: Beltane, and May Day, a

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From Cauldron to Grail in Celtic Mythology

An excellent article by Gary at Celtic Myth Podshow. Thanks, Gary! #MondayBlogs   The Cauldron is a symbol that occurs throughout Celtic Mythology. We examine all the stories of Cauldron to Grail in Celtic Mythology. Source: From Cauldron to Grail

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Death Masks by Jim Butcher

Originally posted on Dab of Darkness:
Where I Got It: Own it. Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Penguin Audio (2009) Length: 11 hours 21 minutes Series: Book 5 The Dresden Files Author’s Page Note: This is the book where reading them out of order stars to do…

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The Divine Feminine in Fairy Tales – Part 1

The wonderful Carolyn Emerick wrote a lovely article,   Some modern critics disparage fairy tales for their depiction of women. But, the truth is that fairy tales are complex with much to offer women of any age. Source: The Divine

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The Enchanted Swans WIP: Tadhg and Nuala

  Words from my WIP: ‪#‎TheEnchantedSwans‬ ‪#‎ChildrenofLir‬‪#‎historicalfantasy‬ ‪#‎ireland‬   “But do you truly wish to marry her, Tadhg?” He didn’t answer right away. Instead, he picked up one of the small, flat stones on the bank and threw it into

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Words from my WIP : The Enchanted Swans

Words from my WIP: ‪#‎TheEnchantedSwans‬ ‪#‎ChildrenofLir‬‪#‎historicalfantasy‬ ‪#‎ireland‬ Aed was helping Aoife eat her morning porridge when Father appeared in the doorway. He stood still, watching his wife being fed by his son. He closed his eyes for several seconds before

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The Enchanted Swans excerpt

Part of today’s WIP ‪#‎TheEnchantedSwans‬ ‪#‎amwriting‬ ‪#‎ChildrenofLir‬ Aoife’s eyes darted from me to the king. “Leave? And go where? Will you send me back to the man who cannot stand the sight of me? The man who beat me and

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