More on the Irish Confederate War

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 →

Support in solitude

Writing is a solitary activity, right? Well - it is. But that doesn't mean that you have to do it in cultural isolation ..... I have tried a couple of different groups that actually meet to discuss writing etc. but they haven't really suited me. I wish they had and I will continue to keep... Continue Reading →

Re-writing my WHEWAY study

In 2013, I completed the Diploma in Family Historical Studies through the Society of Australian Genealogists. We were required to write a thesis on around 30,000 words on a topic that would be valuable for genealogy. Our own family was a suitable topic. For several reasons, I chose my father’s family and tied it to... Continue Reading →

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