Category Archives: Ireland

Reluctant Paladin is Published

Reluctant Paladin Published on October 3, 2017 All Niall wants is to stay out of trouble at his new school, but Thorin, the school bully, has other ideas. Niall’s grandfather recruits him to help care for Grayson, a tortured dragonet. Niall … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek of Reluctant Paladin Cover

Here is a sneak peek of the front cover of my middle-grade spinoff novel, Reluctant Paladin. I am in the final round of proofreading, then plan to publish by October 1.

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Reluctant Paladin is nearing publication

One final pass of editing on my middle-grade novel, Reluctant Paladin while awaiting cover art. This novel is a spin-off from my first fantasy novel, The Keepers of Éire. Reluctant Paladin is a coming of age story that blends modern-day … Continue reading

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Beltaine 2017

The Celtic Festival of Beltaine which marks the beginning of summer in the ancient Celtic calendar is a Cross Quarter Day, half way between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. While the Beltaine Festival is now associated with May … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Special

Want to celebrate “being Irish”, even if you’re only Irish for one day? Would you like to get a taste of Éire, but can’t afford the travel expenses? My debut fantasy novels, The Keepers of Éire  and The Keepers of Éire-YA … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice 2016

The Winter Solstice has come and gone for 2016, but I wanted to share a photo of the famous Irish landmark: Newgrange during the winter solstice at dawn. Tickets for this special couple of days are selected by random lottery. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo TGIO

What is NaNoWriMo TGIO you ask? For me that is today, December 1, because on this day Nationonal Novel Writing Month Thank God It’s Over is officially here.  My goal this year participating in NaNo wasn’t to write 50,000 words (I knew that would be nearly impossible with … Continue reading

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Writing Update

I’m terrible at consistently updating my blog, but that’s mostly because I want to have something of interest to write about, not the some ol’ boring “I’m writing today”, or “I haven’t had a chance to write today”. But just … Continue reading

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2014 Global Ebook Winner – Gold for The Keepers of Éire

Breaking News! I am thrilled to announce The Keepers of Éire has won the 2014 Global Ebook GOLD Award for Fantasy/Contemporary. It is an honor to have won this year, and a validation of all the work that went into … Continue reading

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Leaving Ardmore and Heading for the Drombeg Stone Circle in County Cork

After bidding Adieu to Jeanette, the most excellent host of Duncrone B&B, and presenting her a copy of The Keepers of Eire, I stopped at the Round Tower and St. Declan’s Oratory. Can you make out a face in the … Continue reading

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