I’m glad you’re here.
Grab a steaming cup of tea…or mead if you wish.
Sit a spell.
Lets talk of things that are…and things that were.
If we’re fortunate, we may find ourselves in a forgotten age.
An age where cattle lords vie with foreign jarls for dominion,
Where bards spin tales, brehons establish law, monks inscribe annals…
And maids alter the course of kings!
Whether you’re a writer, avid reader, or lover of all things Viking era Ireland, I endeavor to make this a center to connect for insight, encouragement…
…And a peak into the past.
In ancient Ireland the hearth was central to the home. There, family gathered to discuss the day’s goings, latest news, or to welcome weary travelers and hear the tales of their journey.
Hospitality arose above all else.
I hope you find that here. If you’re new to this site, I invite you to slip in “hearth-side” and check out the latest news. Feel free to explore. If you decide to stay, you won’t regret it. Our clan is growing, and we’d love for you to become a part of the community. Learn more below!
Slán Leat! (Health and Safety with you!)
About the Writer
A quick jaunt over to my About page will give you insight into what I do and how this site is set up to serve you in your writing journey. If you’d like to know more about my personal work in Historical Fiction, here’s an intro. You can also visit my Mission Statement.
If you have a little time on your hands, you can watch Writing Historical Fiction. It was my privilege to be interviewed by Cherrilynn Bisbano on Genre Chat, affiliated with Serious Writer inc. Serious Writer has great resources available to help, whether you’re a beginner in the writing craft or a published pro.
Latest News Hearth-Side
Building a writing platform is a daunting task. The options open to us are overwhelming. In this episode of Writers Chat, Bethany Jett shares how we can create a social media campaign to streamline the process…
There were many kinds of social gatherings in ancient Ireland. But one assembly rose above all others.
Óenach, pronounced “Oh-nach”, is generally understood to be an assembly equated with a fair or market. However, the óenach’s purpose was far greater, and varied upon the size, season, and location…
Renovations in the Works
You may have noticed some visual changes to the site. Behind the scenes I stay busy, keeping things current. With digital shovel in hand, I’m plotting. New things are in the works. But seeing as how I’m a “pantser”, the process is random and gradual.
There’s much to do.
I promise, though, to keep things running as smoothly in the forefront as possible. A user-friendly site is important to me. Hopefully, by the time I’m done, you’ll find it more focused and better than ever!
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