You know what I love about what I do? One of the things, in any case? (Because there are many!) The research trips. I sit here in my study, pulling together what I know about the 6th century so that I can imagine how my characters might have felt and thought and acted. Columba of Iona and Aedan mac…
Read the Preface to “Island-Pilgrim”, Book 3 in the award-winning historical-fiction series “The Chronicles of Iona”
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“The Chronicle of Iona: Exile” heads the Adult Top Reads list in Donegal in 2013
Many thanks to Donna Quinn of the Donegal Library Services for letting me know that “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile” was the most read book in Donegal Libraries in 2013. It edged out J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy”, Maeve Binchy’s “A Week in Winter”, both “Wolf Hall” and “Bringing up the Bodies” by my favorite…
Check me out on Slam101fm.com in Barbados, today at 11 a.m. EST!
Friends: Very excited to be interviewed this morning by DJ NV from Slam101fm.com in Barbados! (You can hear a live podcast at the link above at 11.a.m. EST.) We’ll be talking about my novel, “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile”.
I love Barbados. It will actually feature in another historical-fiction series I’m working on.
Lots of other news in the works as well, which I’ll blog about when I get a minute: Book 3 is coming along nicely, there’s a screenplay of Book 1 underway, and I’m moving to Belgium!
Live Podcast: Chronicles of Iona author Paula de Fougerolles to be interviewed by Radio Host Michael Dresser, Weds. 7/17/13 at 5:31 p.m. EST
Tune in to the Michael Dresser Show, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 5:31 p.m., for a live interview about my book, The Chronicles of Iona: Exile. http://www.MichaelDresserShow.com or http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/MichaelDresserShow
This week! The Chronicles of Iona at the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, Thomas Point Beach, Maine
Friends! If you’re in Maine this week, come check out the Saltwater Music Festival 2013 at Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick. It’s a two-day event (July 20 and 21) showcasing the best in Celtic music. I’ll be in the literary tent as their 2013 Writer-in-Residence. There are a host of wonderful satellite events leading up to the…
“Exile”: Winner, ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award in Historical Fiction
Exile, the first book in my series The Chronicles of Iona, has won Silver Prize in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards in the category of historical fiction. For the other winners, see: ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards 2012.
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 part of the Author’s Tent at the Boston Irish Festival June 7-9, 2013!
Great news here—I’ll be part of the Author’s Tent at this year’s Boston Irish Festival at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton next weekend, June 7-9. http://bostonirishfestival.info/ The Boston Irish Festival is the largest Irish Festival on the East Coast. There are lots of fun events lined up, including three days and…
Book reading and signing, “The Chronicles of Iona: Prophet”, at Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, MA 5/9/13 at 6 p.m.
Hey, did you hear that beautiful little Shelburne Falls has just been voted by Boston.com as one of the top five dream places to live in Massachusetts? Doesn’t surprise me! One of the hill-towns in the western part of the state, just south of the historic Mohawk Trail (Route 2), Shelburne Falls is one of…