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Story-telling in the Gaelic Tradition

Telling a story takes many forms, but the ancient tradition of telling a story around a fire during the winter nights is a special thing.   Declan Kiberd, ‘Story-Telling: The Gaelic Tradition’, in The Irish Short Story, ed. Terence Brown

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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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The Enchanted Swans is Submitted!

Woohoo! I did it, I did it! I submitted another novel to my publisher for consideration!   The Enchanted Swans came to a final draft (well, before editors get to it!) of 98,187 words. I didn’t think it was going to

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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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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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Excerpt from Legacy of Truth

The following is a sneak-preview excerpt from my upcoming novel, Legacy of Truth. It should be out July 6th, and up for pre-order any day now. It’s a prequel to Legacy of Hunger,  which was released in October, 2015. Follow

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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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First draft of The Enchanted Swans is Finished!

Finished, woohoo! The Enchanted Swans is done, at least the first draft. This is a novelization of the Children of Lir, a beloved ancient Irish tale. Several months ago, I announced a contest. Whomever came closest to guessing the final

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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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