Author: pauladefougerolles

I'm a medieval historian and novelist.

Donegal, Northern Ireland go live with the One Book transnational reading project based on “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile”

My thoughts have been eastward all day as the transnational One Book One Community Reading Project is officially launched in Derry.  Readers in Northern Ireland, Co. Donegal and New England will be reading “Exile”, the first book in my historical-fiction series “The Chronicles of Iona”, at the same time.  Donegal County Council and Libraries Northern Ireland set…

I’ll be the Writer in Residence at the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, July 20-21, 2013, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, Maine!

JULY 20-21, 2013 – THOMAS POINT BEACH, BRUNSWICK, MAINE   This just in!  It’s been confirmed that I’ll be the Writer in Residence for the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, Brunswick, Maine, this July 20-21, 2013!  I am exceptionally honored to have been asked to represent Celtic literature at this amazing Celtic music festival and can’t…

Kirkus Reviews calls “The Chronicles of Iona: Prophet”: “vivid, brutal and beautiful”, “a rich feast”

With so many other wonderful things going on here, I haven’t had time yet to post some fantastic reviews for “Prophet”, the second book in my historical-fiction series, “The Chronicles of Iona”.  Here’s Kirkus!  Kirkus Reviews’ The Chronicles of Iona: Prophet THE CHRONICLES OF IONA: PROPHET by Paula de Fougerolles This historical fantasy novel, the…

Join me for an Irish History and Genealogy Seminar on 3/23/13 in Boston, hosted by NEHGS and TIARA

There’s a fantastic event coming up in Boston next weekend—an Irish History and Genealogy seminar hosted by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA).   I’ll be talking about the history and archaeology of medieval Ireland and Scotland that inspired my series, The Chronicles of Iona.   Marie Daly, founder…

ForeWord Reviews names “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile” a Finalist in its 2012 Book of the Year Awards!

Dear Friends: Exciting times here!  Got word on Monday that ForeWord Reviews has named my first book, The Chronicles of Iona: Exile, a Finalist in the category of Historical Adult Fiction in its 2012 Book of the Year Awards!  Here’s the press release.  I’ll keep you posted.  Keep your fingers crossed!   The winners will be…

Book 2, The Chronicles of Iona: Prophet, is here!

   The second book in my historical-fiction series The Chronicles of Iona, called Prophet, is now out! The story picks up where the first book, Exile, left off, beginning in the year 567 A.D.  Four years after journeying with Scottish warrior Aedan mac Gabran into the land of the wild Picts, Irish abbot-prince Columba is forced back there…