Author Archives: Mary Gillgannon

About Mary Gillgannon

Mary Gillgannon writes romance novels set in the dark ages, medieval and English Regency time periods and fantasy and historical novels with Celtic influences. Her books have been published in Russia, China, the Netherlands and Germany. Raised in the Midwest, she now lives in Wyoming at works at public library. She is married and has two grown children. When not working or writing she enjoys gardening, traveling and reading, of course!

Rites of Spring

Yesterday was Easter, and although it’s a Christian holiday today, many of the traditions associated with this time of year go back hundreds, if not thousands of years. Even the day Easter is observed on has to do with an … Continue reading

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Love of the Irish

When I originally wrote this, I thought I would be posting on St. Patrick’s Day. So, to get you in the mood for a week from now, plus give you time to make the recipe… here’s the story of how … Continue reading

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AUSTENUTOPIA

In my day job acquiring fiction and doing reader’s advisory for a public library, I recently developed a bibliography of Jane Austen spin-offs and books set in the Regency world. Even without any historical romances—there were simply too many to … Continue reading

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Gambling fools

Gambling is hugely popular today. Casinos transform economically depressed communities into prosperous ones. Millions buy lottery and powerball tickets, and nearly every sporting event is discussed in terms of odds and other gambling aspects. But this obsession for wagering and … Continue reading

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A “Dashed Plummy” Way of Speaking

The creative use of slang in a book can instantly transport you to another place and time and make the characters seem real. The richness of the slang of the Regency era is one of the reasons I decided to … Continue reading

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