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InD’Tale Magazine gives Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. 4.5 stars!

Check out InD’Tale’s October 2019 edition here! Get your copy of Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. today – only 99 cents this week! Retired First Nations Temporal Agent Wilda Firestone just wants to run her Toronto shop: garb Time Tourists and

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Giveaways of Outlander merch!

Enter to win a whole bunch of Outlander merchandise!   Happy August from authors Russell Nohelty, Demelza Carlton, E.B. Black, Mariah Stone, Paula Wynne, Jen Katemi, Christy Nicholas, Kacey Ezell, Amy H Wolf, Tina Glasneck, Fiona Miers, Tiny Fox Press,

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Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. is Released!

Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd., a time travel adventure, is now RELEASED! The novel is available on all major outlets as well as print. Audiobook is being recorded now. Get your copy for 99 cents now! It will go up to

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Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. is on pre-order!

Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd., a time travel adventure, is now on pre-order, and will be available on all major outlets as well as print. Release date of August 2, 2019. Reserve your copy for 99 cents now!   Retired First

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Landscape of Scottish Mythological Gods, Goddesses and Giants

Scottish mythology and folklore make a finely woven tartan (travel) rug threaded with a collection of colorful and sometimes dark tales that have emerged from the long history of Scotland; each one elaborated and bettered by successive generations of storytellers. But

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Read me, I’m Scottish Sale! Jan 25-27, 2019

The lovely folks at Tirgearr Publishing are having a sale in honor of Robert Burns Day, January 25th!   For that day (and the two following days), several Scotland-related titles will be on sale, including my own Scotland guide. for just $2.99, down

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Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. – a blurb preview!

I’m still working out the kinks and edits for Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. but I took some time to write up the first draft of a blurb.   What do you think? Would it intrigue you enough to purchase?  

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Happy Lughnasadh!

The first day of August (or thereabouts) is traditionally celebrated in Celtic cultures as Lammas, Lughansadh, or the first harvest in the northern hemisphere. The Scottish name for August is Lammas. . Lammas is one of the four pre-Christian Celtic

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‘Outlander’ Renewed For Seasons 5 & 6 By Starz; Season 4 To Debut This Fall – Deadline

YES!  Season 5 and 6 are a GO!!!!!   The Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan starring time travel drama is coming back for not one but two new seasons after Season 4 debuts this fall. Source: ‘Outlander’ Renewed For Seasons 5 &

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Nancy’s Novels : Aye. Ken it wis like this….with Laura Vosika

A blog about Nancy Jardine’s writing. Source: Nancy’s Novels : Aye. Ken it wis like this….with Laura Vosika

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Read me, I’m Scottish! Robert Burns Day Sale!

The lovely folks at Tirgearr Publishing are having a sale in honor of Robert Burns Day, January 25th!   For that day, several Scotland-related titles will be on sale, including my own Scotland guide. for just $2.99, down from the

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22 Celtic Winter Solstice Customs & Traditions

Fáilte ort féin, a ghrian nan tráth, ‘S tu siubhal ard nan speur; Do cheumaibh treun air sgéith nan ard, ‘S tu máthair áigh nan reul. Thu laighe síos an cuan na díth Gun díobhail is […] Source: 22 Celtic

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Scottish Folk Magic & the Dead | Introduction

There is a seldom explored thread of an idea that needs woven into a larger narrative. That of Scottish Folk magic and older practices relating to ancestors, the Sidhe and animism and not so much deity as some of us

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Six ancient myths from the Scottish islands – The Scotsman

From rock-dwelling giants to mermaids and seals who steal the hearts of local women, Scotland’s islands are still alive today with tales of their supernatural pasts. Source: Six ancient myths from the Scottish islands – The Scotsman

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Orkneyjar – Who were the Picts?

The Pictish culture has always fascinated and intrigued me! Source: Orkneyjar – Who were the Picts?

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Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

The Ness of Brodgar archaeological excavation in Orkney has been the focus of a documentary short by two US photographer and documentary makers. Source: Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

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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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Celebrate National Unicorn Day by spotting the magical creatures around Scotland – Daily Record

Scotland’s national animal is being honoured today. Here are some top spots from the country’s unicorn trail. Source: Celebrate National Unicorn Day by spotting the magical creatures around Scotland – Daily Record

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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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A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh – 470 years ago – The i newspaper online iNews

The Government has suspended all its advertising on YouTube after a discovery that its messages appeared before extremist far-right videos. Google, which o Source: A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh

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