Folklore

The Dark Muse #Folklore

Everyone always talks about having a muse to help them with their artistic endeavours. Yeah, some muses are a little trickier with what they want out of the deal than others. Today we’re looking at the Leannan Sìth. Leannan Sìth in Folklore Survivals in Belief Among the Celts by George Henderson [1911] The forester was …

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Authors

New Book Release: Razor Valentine #bookblast

I got the chance to read blogging friend Roland Yeomans’ new book… and wow! Check out the details below. Blurb MARDI GRAS … MAGIC … MURDER In 1947 New Orleans THREE KINGS DAY marks the start of the official Carnival Season. Carnival, coming from the Latin words, carne vale, meaning “farewell to the flesh.” Nuestra Señora …

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Folklore

The Goddess of Winter #folklore

I’m enchanted by the old lore of the world – especially the Celtic goddesses. The Cailleach is one of the most fascinating, powerful and terrifying of the Celtic goddesses. It is said that she is ancient. The Cailleach in Folklore Carmina Gadelica Hymns and Incantations Ortha Nan Gaidheal Volume II by Alexander Carmichael [1900] Cailleach, …

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Authors

New Book Release: Survival of the Fittest #bookblast

Blogging friend Jacqui Murray has a brand new release! Read on for the details. Five tribes. One leader. A treacherous journey across three continents in search of a new home. Chased by a ruthless and powerful enemy, Xhosa flees with her People, leaving behind a certain life in her African homeland to search for an …

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Folklore

Faerie: Home of the Fae #folklore

Folklore Many have tried to reach Faerie, as shown in W.B. Yeats’ Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. HY-BRASAIL–THE ISLE OF THE BLEST On the ocean that hollows the rocks where ye dwell,A shadowy land has appeared, as they tell;Men thought it a region of sunshine and rest,And they called it Hy-Brasail, the isle of …

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Writing News

Monthly Wrap-up February 2019

I’d like to share some blogging and publishing news before unplugging for a month. (If you are part of my newsletter, you’ll know even more!) Blogging News 2019 Goals, Resolutions and Questions #IWSG Pixies All Over the Place #Folklore Things Every #Authorpreneur Should Know for 2019 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop Cherished Lamps and Rotties (Adventures with Rottweilers) Pool …

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Author Toolbox

Running Your Author Empire

I learned a ton of things this year about running my author business. I thought about doing this as a series, but seeing as this is the last AuthorToolbox post for the year, I decided to go big. To learn more about the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop go here. I got advice from other authors, did a lot …

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Author Toolbox

RSS Feeds and the Good They Can Do For Your Blog

As part of building a better online presence (defining my brand and getting it noticed), I decided to look into more ways to grow my blog’s readership. You can find out everything about the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop here. That’s a mouthful! Though it’s the best I could do without actually naming the places that use RSS feeds. …

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