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!
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Latest News Hearth-Side
Writers Chat: Why Writers Need a Website
This past week Writers Chat embarked on a new series focusing on a key element of the writer’s platform…your website. Spearheading this ambitious endeavor is our fantastic trio: Rhonda Dragomir, Joshua J. Masters, and Matthew Brough.
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!
No Longhouses in Ireland
My latest forays in Viking era Ireland took me on a road of discovery.
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