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The Enchanted Swans is a 2018 RONE Cover Award Nominee!

Come see the amazing covers in InD’Tale Magazine’s 2018 RONE Cover Awards!   The amazing cover for The Enchanted Swans, designed by Cora is on the list!     Check out The Enchanted Swans HERE!

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Drunken Druid Award Shortlist for 2017 Novels

The Drunken Druid Awards have announced their shortlist for 2017 novels – and I have not one, but TWO novels on the shortlist! Out of 10! Both The Enchanted Swans and Call of the Morrigú are in the running!  

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The Enchanted Swans is an Epic 2018 Finalist!

The Enchanted Swans, my retelling of the ancient Irish tale of The Children of Lir, has become a finalist in the Epic 2018 Awards!          

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Genesis of a Novel – RELEASE DAY!

This is it. . This is the day I’ve been working toward for over a year. The release day of my novel! Of course, this day is rather anticlimactic, as if I am smart, I’ll have done most of my

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The Enchanted Swans – Cover of the Year!

The Enchanted Swans just won Cover of the Year at Discovered Diamonds!   Pick up your copy here!

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XVII – Artist Package, ARCs and Review Requests, Oh, my!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. .   Once the editing, formatting, and cover art is done, the publisher will

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XV – First Round of Edits

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . It’s been a while, hasn’t it? About 100 days, to be more precise.

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIV – Acceptance!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . That’s right! You read that correctly. Misfortune of Vision, the novel whose journey

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We’re not done yet – InD’Tale Magazine Monthly Cover Contest! Please come vote for The Enchanted Swans!

The cover of The Enchanted Swans is up for vote again! This time with the monthly contest for InD’tale Magazine! Please come vote! Voting ends Monday, May 30th, at midnight.   You do need to register to vote, and it’s only

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIII – Submission!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Yes, yes, I have finally gotten to where I am reasonably happy with

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InD’Tale Magazine Cover Contest! Please come vote for The Enchanted Swans!

The Enchanted Swans is currently up for vote throughout this week for Cover Wars! Please come by and vote for your favorite!     ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, […]

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Cover Wars! Please come vote for The Enchanted Swans!

The Enchanted Swans is currently up for vote throughout this week for Cover Wars! Please come by and vote for your favorite!     ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on

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The Enchanted Swans wins Cover Contest and a giveaway for all!

First, my news:  The Enchanted Swans is the Readers’ Choice Winner of the Books and Benches February 2017 Cover Contest, woohoo! Thanks to all who helped vote for me!   Next, a giveaway for everyone else: Enter the March Newsletter Giveaway

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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many

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Genesis of a Novel – Part X – More Procrastination and First Draft Finished!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a

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Cover contest!

The Enchanted Swans, the gorgeous cover designed by Cora Graphics, is in February’s contest at Books & Benches. Voting opens 2/1/17 and goes through 2/28/17. Each person can only vote once, so please go check it out!     *****

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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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Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

A blog about books, life in Taiwan, writing, teaching, and anything else I feel like posting about. Source: Letters From Annie (Douglass) Lima: Realm Explorers Part XCVI: Visit Pre-Celtic Ireland with Christy Nicholas

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Genesis of a Novel – Part IX – Procrastination and NaNoWriMo

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Procrastination is such a wonderful thing. How else would author houses ever get

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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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