Tag: Aedan mac Gabran

The e-book of “The Chronicles of Iona: Island-Pilgrim” is here!

Book 3 of the award-winning series The Chronicles of Iona is out today. Praised as “mesmeric”, “engrossing”, and “gritty”, Island-Pilgrim continues the enthralling true story of how a 6th-century saint (Columba of Iona), and a warlord (Aedan mac Gabran, king of Dalriada), forged the nascent kingdom of Scotland. On Kindle now for only £2.31. #thechroniclesofiona

Thank you Northern Ireland!

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…

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…

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…

“The Chronicles of Iona: Exile” is now available at Booklink Booksellers, Northampton, MA (and gets to hang with Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter ..)

*This post is dedicated to Heather N. with thanks!* Just to let you know that if you happen to be in Northampton, MA any time soon you can pick up an autographed copy of my book, The Chronicles of Iona: Exile, at Booklink Booksellers, Inc.  Booklink, a fantastic independent bookstore, is located in Thorne’s Marketplace,…