A voice that touches my soul
Irish singer Aoife Ní Fhearraigh never fails to put me into a trance when I listen to her voice. If you haven’t heard her special magic, find her on YouTube or Pandora. When I was trying to visualize the mother of my main character in The Blackbird of Kirthgarran I happened to listen to a Celtic…Read More
Who are Fenalla, Athdara, Ailsa, and Lailoken?
The peregrine falcons in The Blackbird of Kirthgarran. Lailoken is the male, the tiercel. Save Gaelic – The Scottish Gaelic information site!Read More
When you read The Blackbird of Kirthgarran you will eventually discover why a blackbird is part of the title. I wrote the first draft of the novel thinking of calling it only “Kirthgarran,” but as time went by I found myself searching for a metaphor that would symbolize the plot a little better. I am…Read More
A Bonny Box o’ Books….
“A bonny box o’ books”—it could be the refrain from a Scottish folksong! The Blackbird of Kirthgarran is now for sale as a paperback and Kindle edition at Amazon.com. I ordered some copies for friends and family, and what a thrill it was to open the box!Read More
I held my book proof in my hands
I thought it would never come to pass, but I received my first proof of my book and held it. Years of work and this was the result. I was more thrilled than words could say. I carry my book with me wherever I go! From this: To this: …Read More