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HI guys Been very busy, busy, busy! Among other things, I have been appointed to the management team of that fantastic Facebook group An Authors Tale, designed to support authors at whatever stage they are in their writing journey. Loving it - but it is a very steep learning curve. So I just want to share... Continue Reading →
If you are looking for a great History blog to follow, you will love The History Jar. Such interesting topics covered and a great mixture of political and social history. Here is the latest gem on Medieval marriage. Well worth a read. Rules for Medieval Marriage from 'The History Jar' The picture above was sourced from: ... Continue Reading →
I research stuff. I just do. Research is necessary for my writing but I also do genealogy. And I also have, "I wonder ....." moments on other things. I love it - most of the time. But sometimes, I don't like the results of that research at all. Take the other day for example. I... Continue Reading →
A blog post from a colleague of mine ...... Source: Pursuing Your Craft: When You Have Kids
I wasn't looking for anything on any sort of slavery. I was simply looking for a suitable Irish Catholic name from the 17th century that I could use for Padraig's friend in my tale on 'The Parting Glass" (now called Goodnight - and God be with you all). I came across a fascinating post written by a... Continue Reading →
When I first decided to write my backstory to The Parting Glass, I had no idea that it would lead me down the path of 17th Century Irish conflict. Normally, war bores me - but this rebellion I find fascinating. Having had my DNA tested, I have 73% Irish ancestry. I knew I had Irish Catholic... Continue Reading →
If, like me, the Eleven Years War in Ireland is new and a little confusing, I'll give you some of the information I found while looking for information for The Parting Glass. Having a history degree has it's advantages when writing historical fiction - but it also makes me a little more than pedantic about... Continue Reading →
So, I have a new idea for The Parting Glass. Although it would seem that it began in Scotland, the Irish have certainly adopted and morphed it as their own. And I did originally have visions of my 'hero' in the story to be a dying gentleman of sorts. So I thought I would make him... Continue Reading →
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