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Past Storm and Fire is now released!

Past Storm and Fire Past Storm and Fire, a timeslip romance taking place in both modern Miami and medieval Iceland, is now RELEASED!!  It will be available both on Kindle and in Print (presuming I can get my proof done

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Age of Saints is on Pre-Order!

Age of Saints, Book #7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order! . Release date is March 6, 2019 . NOTE: This book will ONLY be available via Kindle Unlimited for the first 90 days after release. After

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55 places you can download tens of thousands books, plays and other literary texts completely legally for free

via 55 places you can download tens of thousands books, plays and other literary texts completely legally for free   In an increasingly digital world, literature is evolving. Sales of e-readers continue to rise, yet the cost of digital books

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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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Misfortune of Time is a finalist!

Come check out the 16 different categories of the TCK Readers Choice Awards! Misfortune of Time is on page 14, in the historical fiction section. I need votes! Only one vote per IP address will be accepted. Categories are arranged

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Winners of the Critters Writers Poll!

The tallies are final in the Critters Writers Poll!   Misfortune of Vision came in Second Place in the Magical Realism Novels! Misfortune of Song came in Eleventh Place in the Romance Novels! Misfortune of Time came in Fourth Place

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21st Annual Critters Readers’ Poll

I published three novels in 2018, all part of The Druid’s Brooch Series. All three are on the 21st Annual Critters Readers’ Poll!   I’d LOVE if you could go and vote for each them. You do need to enter

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The Querying Process

The Querying Process (with thanks to Joe Crance and Mattea Orr)   The following discussion is for querying for fiction/poetry works. Non-fiction queries follow a slightly different process.   Terms:   Let’s start with some terms so we have a

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Types of editing, with examples

Now you’ve written your first draft. Hooray!  Now what? Now you edit. . But first, thanks to fellow authors Joe Crance and Melora Johnson for helping me compile the data on this. Check out their fantastic work! . There are several

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C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight – Gastro Obscura

What would the perfect fantasy treat look like? Depending on where you’re from, probably not this. Source: C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight – Gastro Obscura

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Great new 5 star review in InD’Tale Magazine for Misfortune of Time!!

See the review in the September issue!

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Posted in History, pagan, Writing

Snippet from Age of Saints WIP

A snippet from my current WIP, Age of Saints (#7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series)     As he trudged down the path toward the oak grove, the wind whipped up, lashing the dried leaves on the ground into a

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My Guide to Happiness

My guide to happiness: – Find a hobby that makes you smile. This will nourish your soul through difficult times. – Explore the world, whether via books, travel, or whatever. Learn about other people and try to understand their world.

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Interview with Fiona Tarr, author of The Jericho Prophecy

Welcome to Fiona Tarr, author of the new release, The Jericho Prophecy! “A truly wonderful read with the plot very skillfully woven throughout the book.” Claire Simpson “Great book by a great author!! Definitely a Must Read!!!” Ellen Engelbrecht The battle for

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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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Editing Rates | The darker side of the fire.

My friend, Sarah Craft, is an author and editor – here are her rates!   Congratulations on finishing your story. It’s a great accomplishment. But now you need to dedicate time and energy to making your story better. After your

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Misfortune of Song is RELEASED!

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas Book #5 in The Druid’s Brooch Series (works as a stand-alone) IS NOW LIVE! Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland ~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all

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Misfortune of Song is on pre-order!

Misfortune of Song, book five in The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now on pre-order, as of today! Release date is set for April 4, 2018.   Even a soldier cannot fight young love.   In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan

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Events for 2018!

I’ve updated my Event page for art shows, workshops, readings, etc. for 2018.   Upcoming art shows, workshops, and appearances: Beading workshop at Dansville Artworks, Dansville, NY, March 3, 2018, 11am-2pm Author Reading and Signing at Card-Carrying Books & Gifts, Corning, NY,

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The Trusty Steed – Richie Billing

There’s always a horse in a fantasy book. So I decided to do a bit of research on the trusty steeds that carry us fearlessly into battle, and this is what I found. Source: The Trusty Steed – Richie Billing

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