Tag: Iona

Book II is done too …

It’s been a long hiatus, but a productive one, and I’m back with the news that Book II in my series is done too.   It’s called The Chronicles of Iona: Peregrinatio.  (That’s Latin for a “peregrination”, literally a wandering, but in this case, that is the early monastic case, a pilgrimage.   In Irish Latin usage,…

My book’s done!

Just wanted to let you know that my manuscript, The Chronicles of Iona: Exile is done and needing readers, and an agent and publisher. It’s a dual biography of St. Columba of Iona and Áedán mac nGabráin, king of the Scots of Dál Riáta, the first in a series of novels about their lives.  Columba is best known for bringing…

Is the Loch Ness Monster dead?

Researchers and fans of the extraordinary are despairing.  The number of sightings of the Loch Ness Monster has tailed off dramatically in recent years, so much so that many think the famed creature may actually be dead. But did you know that the first recorded story about the Loch Ness monster is in the Vita…

“In course of time Britain received a third race …” or The Peoples of the North

  Loch Crinan, gateway to Dunadd, the caput regionis of the Scots of Dál Riata There were four different peoples in Scotland in the early Middle Ages, speaking their own languages, with their distinctive material cultures, myths of origins, religions and ideologies.  All have left significant legacies in the history and landscape of Scotland. The…