One year ago today, I published my second book in my Crown of Tír na nÓg series titled Unseelie Queen. Out of curiosity, I dug through my folders and looked at the opening scene of the very first draft. It is crucial to craft a compelling first scene; it needs to draw a reader in... Continue Reading →
I PUBLISHED ANOTHER BOOK!
UNSEELIE QUEEN (ebook) is now available on Amazon. This morning, I woke up, checked my dashboard on Kindle Direct Publishing, and saw a very important 4-letter word: LIVE! I couldn't quite believe it--and I still can't. It's a bit of an odd feeling when your book goes live for the first time. Ebooks are great... Continue Reading →
HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
My debut novel SEELIE PRINCESS is now available as ebook on Amazon. Grab a copy today for $0.99 by clicking on the image below. Kayla never lost hope that her father is still alive. When Seelie Princess Fay sweeps her off to the land of faeries, Kayla strikes a bargain: find her father, or never... Continue Reading →
SEELIE PRINCESS: Excerpt #2
One week to go! In honor of the upcoming ebook release I'm now sharing Chapter 2 with you. In Chapter 1 (which you can read here) you met Kayla, the human girl who is desperate to find her father. Read below to meet the Seelie Princess! 2MORE THAN CHANCE ENCOUNTER It had been some time... Continue Reading →
So far we've covered Seelie and Unseelie faeries, pookas, faoladhs, and merrows. But we should not forget about the tiniest member of the Fair Folk: the pixies. These small, childlike creatures are mostly benign, but they might enjoy playing the occasional trick. They're known to live in moors, forests, or even gardens. In Cornish Folklore,... Continue Reading →
Last week I introduced the faoladh, the Irish werewolf. This week's creature is the Celtic folklore version of a mermaid. However, the merrow is not part mermaid, part human. It is a sea-creature, with pale skin and see-colored hair. The females are said to be unearthly beautiful, while male merrows are hideous. Some legends say... Continue Reading →
SEELIE PRINCESS: Excerpt #1
With only three weeks left until the ebook release of SEELIE PRINCESS, I want to give you a sneak peek at what's waiting for you. You can read the entire first chapter below. 1ACORN On some days, missing her father was only background noise. On others, the hole he’d left behind sucked all the sound... Continue Reading →
Looks like the hot summer weather distracted me from my blog for a while... but I'm back and ready to share some facts! Last time, I introduced you to a creature of the Fair Folk, the Pooka. Today I want to tell you about a mythical being that might not be part of the Fair... Continue Reading →
Last week I talked about categorizing faeries into the Seelie and the Unseelie Court, but the Fair Folk is so much more than faeries. One of those creatures that dwell with the faeries is the pooka, sometimes also spelled púca, phouka, or even pwca. What is a pooka? The pooka is an Irish goblin with... Continue Reading →
#FaerieFriday: Seelies and Unseelies
The term 'faerie' does not refer to one individual type of being, but rather encompasses a whole variety of beings. In Celtic mythology there are many ways to categorize faeries, for example into Trooping Faeries or Solitary Faeries. But one categorization that has intrigued me from the beginning was the Scottish notion of a Seelie... Continue Reading →