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…

“Exile”: one of Kirkus Reviews’ top 100 Indie books of 2012!

        “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile” got a wonderful holiday present this week, being named one of Kirkus Reviews’ top 100 Indie books of 2012! Check it out: http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/paula-de-fougerolles1/chronicles-iona-exile/ (While you’re at it, there’s a link there if you’d like to purchase a copy of the book for the holidays!) Happy Holidays…

Greenfield Recorder article on “The Chronicles of Iona”

Just wanted to share with you an article which appeared on 11/17/12 in The Greenfield Recorder in advance of a book signing I’ll be doing at the World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Massachusetts tomorrow with two other local authors.  I’ll be signing copies of my book “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile” along with authors  Jaqueline Sheehan (“Lost…

Golden Bridges Conference honors “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile”

Last week, my book “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile” was honored at the 5th Annual Golden Bridges Conference here in Boston (11/8-9).  The Golden Bridges Conference promotes economic, cultural and artistic connections between Boston and Northwest Ireland.  (Golden Bridges Conference) It was announced at the event that a transnational reading project has been set up…

Book 2 in The Chronicles of Iona is on the way!

Many thanks to the readers who have been writing in to ask when Book 2 in The Chronicles of Iona series will be out.  I’m pushing hard for an early November publication date—the interior files of the manuscript are being prepared, as is the cover.  It’s all very exciting!   Can’t wait to unveil the 2nd…