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Is writing good for your soul?

If I could, I would write everyday. It is unfortunate that life does not want to allow me that gift. If I could, I would squeeze a couple of more hours into the day just to quiet the desire of my soul, but with school, full time job, three grown kids, a boyfriend, four dogs… Continue reading Is writing good for your soul?

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Scottish Goddess Beira

Delving into Celtic beliefs, there are certain characters from "Green Isle" which parallel ancient oral traditions.  Bera, who is a witch in my story, is a creation from the goddess Beira.  Beira was actually considered something along the lines of Mother Nature.  She was the mother of all gods and goddesses in Scottish beliefs.  She is… Continue reading Scottish Goddess Beira

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Brollachan

These creatures are an important aspect of what makes Black Isle creepy.  So what are they you ask?  In Scottish folklore, the Brollachan are seen as shapeless deformed creatures.  They hold a grudge against the whole world, and walk around muttering curses against their enemies.  They have no fixed form and appear different to each person, because… Continue reading Brollachan

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The Creation of Green Isle

As an author, stories come to me in many different circumstances.  This particular series was actually a dream I had one night and then, another night.  It was as if the muses were speaking directly to me, and something wonderful was in the beginnings of being created.  This happened in 2003. 2020 17 years of… Continue reading The Creation of Green Isle