Day 3: Dream

D: This is such a spoiler, A. A: I know! I know but I can’t help it! D: You must! A: But! But it was so perfect and everything made me cry yesterday but this really made me cry. And I just had to share it, because, crying. D: Who are you, and what have […]

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Day 2: Mouldering Detritus

Aunt Margaret collected bits of silver and books, mouldering paper and the detritus of our families’ lives like other people collected coins, or stamps. D: Moulding Detritus? Oh, that’s just a delightful turn of phrase, A. A: Like it? I thought it was lovely, myself. D: You would. A: Whatever – read on, D. Besides […]

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Day 1: Kicking off – where I left off

I dreamed we were young again. . . We were in Grace O’Malley’s stronghold, the first time we traveled in time… We were bright with the belief we were simply biding our time… that winter day, we had no knowledge of what was to come. And so, Day 1 of Camp Nano begins where I […]

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Ready. Set. Go. Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo is kind to me – always has been. I’ve attempted the official NaNoWriMo in November three times, and three times, I’ve failed – or rather, allowed a variety of life events take precedence. I even have a category here dedicated entirely to that failure! I’ve done a camp three times too – and […]

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Daily Lines: Here we go!

“I was once told my daughter would be a queen. The man who said it had tears in his eyes as he kissed my fevered face. He stared at me as though he would burn the memory of me into his soul. Goddess, he called me. It was those words, and the look of loss […]

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It’s Here! Changelings: The Rise of Kings

Irish teens Maureen O’Malley and Sean McAndrew were lost in time. They fought at the side of a pirate queen, and raised the flag of a new nation. They defied the will of the Faerie king, and set in motion a revolution, which claimed the life of their friend and mentor – which barred them, […]

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‘Twas the night before. . .

As I was putting the final touches on Rise of Kings a few weeks ago, a suggestion from one of my beta readers led me down the path of -gasp- prose I’d written as a way of getting inside D’s head. While I don’t consider any of it *good,* it is insightful. None of this made the […]

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On the Eve of Battle – The Rise of Kings

Well, 2 years after it was promised, Book 2 in the Changelings saga is finally here. It doesn’t matter that it was essentially written four years ago – which, coupled with my desire to expand the story – caused me so. many. freaking. continuity errors I nearly lost my mind – it’s here now. It’s here […]

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Pre-Order Changelings: The Rise of Kings!

Changelings: The Rise of Kings is now live for pre-orders in the Amazon Kindle Store! Between now and July 13, you can pre-order the kindle edition for $1.99! A print edition will be available on July 13 as well. Irish teens Maureen O’Malley and Sean McAndrew were lost in time. They fought alongside a pirate […]

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The World of the Changelings: The name’s the thing

First things first – how do you pronounce those names? From Niamh Golden Hair and Nuada Silver Arm, Áine, Manannán mac Lir and Dubhshìth, to Tír na nÓg and Tech Duinn, the world of the Changelings is a challenge when it comes to cultural/historical/mythological accuracy and ease of reading. Not even for me! The following is […]

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