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November 22, 2019

Fifteen years ago, I finished an Irish novel I called "Dreams of Ballydara." I loved the characters, but I wasn't happy with the story I'd created. So I put the manuscript into the proverbial drawer (a computer folder) and vowed to write a new novel "when I got around...

February 18, 2018

Rose smooths her housedress then takes a bowl of eggs out of the larder. The hens are getting old, and a fortnight ago, they stopped laying entirely. Still, she hasn’t the heart to turn them into stew. She goes out the back door to the coop, to plant a half-dozen shop...

February 5, 2018

Rose Among the Stars is a companion storyline from my novels The Hopeful Romantic and newly-released The Galway Girls. I hope you enjoy it!

“In Ireland, this world and the world we go to after death are not far apart.”   W.B. Yeats

A deep blue mist surrounds Ro...

August 22, 2017

Talk to any author of fiction (or read about them) and you’ll invariably discover they’ve incorporated aspects of their own lives into their stories—events, experiences, family dynamics, life passages, etc.  Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of the more famous examples—her “...

August 16, 2017

This Bonus Features page will focus on Irish of my favorites is about Grainne, the 16th century Irish Pirate Queen--here she is (in bronze) at Westport House in County Mayo, Ireland.

Grainne the Pirate Queen inspired (in a small way) the mai...

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