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…

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…