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America the Ugly

I rarely get overtly political, but I cannot remain silent in this issue.   The “zero tolerance” policy recently enacted (May 2018) and enforced by the current administration is unconscionable, cruel, and inhumane.   American was born upon the principle

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Promise on a Parchment by Moire Criomtainn

It’s rare that I come across a relatively unknown author that blows me away. However, having read the first book by Moire Criomtainn, Tale on a Parchment, I can only bow and say ‘I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!” .

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Happy Solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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10 Beautiful Images from the Book of Kells – Medievalists.net

The Book of Kells is thought to be the work of a number of unknown genius-artists living in the monastery of Iona around the year 800. Source: 10 Beautiful Images from the Book of Kells – Medievalists.net

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Call of the Morrigú Release Party!

Two more days until release day! I’m stoked and ready for the Call of the Morrigú Release Party on Facebook! (July 19th at 7-10:30pm Eastern Time.) . Don’t worry – it’s an online party. All you have to do is

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Merry Beltaine!

Merry Beltane! Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June

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Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is celebrated in Edinburgh | Daily Mail Online

Some day I’ll make it to this!   Thousands of spectators gathered on Calton Hill in Edinburgh to watch drummers, fire dancers, physical theatre and a large bonfire at the annual Beltane Fire Festival. Source: Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is

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Another contest! Win a Kindle Fire!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking out Faith in the Storm Edward Harrington has just been through a traumatic tornado and now […]

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A contest and some recommendations!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking out Faith in the Storm Edward Harrington has just been through a traumatic tornado and now […]

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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!

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?

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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Call of the Morrigú is submitted!

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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Happy solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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Living Liminally: 7 Snarky But Serious Tips for Dealing with Fairies

Source: Living Liminally: 7 Snarky But Serious Tips for Dealing with Fairies

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Blessings of the Season! | Philip Carr-Gomm

For all those celebrating Samhain and Beltane at this time, may the season bring you wisdom and blessings! Samhain offers us the powerful transformation of Source: Blessings of the Season! | Philip Carr-Gomm

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Blessed Samhain, a time to honor your ancestors!

This time of year is full of mystery, cold wind, and rattling leaves, no matter what your beliefs. The ancients thought it to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. That

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Ballynoe Stone Circle, Ballynoe Co Down – Stair na hÉireann – History of Ireland

The Ballynoe stone circle is a large circle of over 50 standing stones, some as large as 2 metres high and is located near the town of Ballynoe in Co Down. It is thought that the site dates back to…

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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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