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The Celtic Literature Collective

Doing research for historical fiction in Ireland, I often try to find myths and legends, hoping for the least ‘adulterated’ versions. Of course, we cannot find the originals – those are lost in the mists of time in some oral

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Who wears the pants? |

I went on a search to find out when fall fastenings on men’s trousers gave way to fly fastenings and fell down a lovely research rabbit hole. How did it come about that men wore trousers and … Source: Who

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Posted in History

October is here!

October is here! The time of stunning autumn leaves and scary movies. Do you love Hallowe’en? Do you hold a party, or decorate your house for the kids? . For me, the changing of the seasons didn’t hold much signficance

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Posted in Travel

Falling Leaves Native American Festival

I attended my first powwow this weekend. I had a fantastic time! . To be honest, I was a bit concerned about the reception my jewelry would get. I do seedbead weaving, but not in a Native American tradition. I

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Posted in History, pagan, Travel

Happy Mabon!

It’s that time of year when those in the northern hemisphere start wearing jackets in the evenings and watch for the color in the leaves. Autumn! . For those in the southern hemisphere, happy Spring! . It’s a time of change,

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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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Secrets of Carreg Cennen Revealed – living+eucatastrophe

Carreg Cennen, a twelfth-century castle eventually brought to ruin during the War of the Roses, guards the top of a limestone cliff just outside the village of Trap in the Brecon Beacons. At the ba… Source: Secrets of Carreg Cennen

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Posted in History, Travel

Genesis of a Novel – Part VII – Scene by Scene

Now I’m into the ‘meat’ of a novel. The daily slog and joy of writing each scene out. I’m a planner, and I love writing them in order that they will be in the book. Not everyone writes like that.

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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

Genesis of a Novel – The Scene List – Part IV

I did the next step on Misfortune of Vision (Book 4 of The Druid’s Brooch Series).   I wrote up my scene list with point of view, timeline and places. First were the scenes, then I placed them via a map.

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Posted in History, Writing
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