Have you ever thought about which is better, sunny or rainy weather? I like both, but too many days in a row of sun or rain can be a pain. Rain without sun, or vice versa, keeps things from growing. Continue reading People and Plants
Due to popular demand, The Fairies of Carlow: The Gilding is now available in paperback. Continue reading The Paperback is Available!
There’s nothing more difficult to overcome than the blank page. It doesn’t matter if you are writing a novel, a short story, or an essay. Continue reading The Blank Page
Red Caps make a showing in The Gilding and play an even larger role in The Outsider. They are vicious creatures, believed to be evil goblins or sprites. They normally live in the borderlands between England and Scotland, but have built a flourishing kingdom next to Carlow. Continue reading Want to know more about the vicious Red Caps?
When Lady O’Conor was plain Mrs. O’Conor, she would make her family bread. This is one of her favorite recipes. She used a sponge that was begun by her great-grandmother, so it was wonderfully bubbly and tangy. Sponge can be kept in the refrigerator or on the counter. It is fed (or recharged) with flour and warm water. If kept on the counter, it must be fed daily; in the refrigerator, it is fed weekly. It is well-worth the effort of paying it attention in order to make delectable bread!
Imagine the secret room or garden into which this beautiful key will allow entry! I imagine the key to The Gildeds’ Suite must look something like this.
In The Gilding, gnomes are responsible for bringing a vicious enemy into the fairy kingdom.
It was mischief that caused the gnomes to ally themselves with the Red Caps. However, when the viciousness of the Red Caps became too severe, the gnomes severed their ties with the neighboring kingdom. Their reputation was significantly damaged in the Kingdom of Carlow due to this ill-fated alliance. It will take diplomacy and time before they will be trusted and accepted again by the fairies. Continue reading Gnomes Are Gnot Gnice