Céad Míle Fáilte!

(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!)


You’ve arrived at the site of M.N. Stroh, writer and aspiring Historical Fiction novelist. I’m glad you stopped by! If you’re a regular member of the clan, scroll down to see the latest hearth-side!

If you’re new, I hope you find this a special place…a base camp of sorts where like-minded explorers meet before embarking on a journey.

Whether you’re a fellow writer, avid reader, lover of all things Viking era Ireland…or your web wanderings stranded you here. I endeavor to make this a center to connect for insight, encouragement…

…And a peak into the past.


So grab a steaming cup of tea…or mead if you wish, Nessabowand sit a spell. Let’s chat of things that are and things that were.

If we’re fortunate, we may find ourselves in a forgotten age where cattle lords vie with foreign jarls for dominion, bards spin tales, brehons establish law, monks inscribe annals, and maids alter the course of kings.

Slán Leat! (Health and Safety with you!)



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6 Thoughts

  1. Ha! Too right, Ian! The temptation to play historian and expound on your research is a strong urge. But a dangerous one to indulge in fiction if you want to sell books. Many wise mentors of mine have said, use research like you would seasoning in your story.

    Now I have dabbled a little in historical writing on this website. Occasionally, I like to write a post on certain research topics so those visiting here can get an insight into some of the fun tidbits I’ve learned and maybe make a few discoveries themselves. It’s a big bonus if I find individuals who share a love of my chosen topic and engage in fun discussion. Thanks for your comments! I wish you all the best in your writing endeavors! It’s always nice to make acquaintance with fellow historical fiction writers.


  2. Hi M.N. Stroh. It’s great to hear that you’re a writer like I am and that you aspire to be an historical fiction writer.
    Remember, historical fiction is very challenging and the urge is to just be an historian. Why not give in to such an ambition? Try some historical writing for a while.

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  3. Hi there,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the Blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is greatly appreciated. I hope you enjoyed you visit and look forward to seeing more from you.
    Have a great day, 


    1. You’re welcome, Eddie, and thank you for visiting/following too. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen of your site thus far. The photos are great! What I wouldn’t give to check out Ireland’s ruins personally. That has to be an awesome experience.

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  4. I dropped in from CWGI to say Hello! I am a former homeschooling mom–kids are all grown now. And of course, I am a writer. I also have a WordPress blog (two, actually, but I only keep one up) and a website based on WordPress that desperately needs updating. (www.susanmaas.com) It looks like you are off to a great start here! Keep up the good work!

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