Author Archives: Dawn Ireland

About Dawn Ireland

When I'm not writing historical romance, I'm practicing my harp, gardening, singing, acting, wood carving... Okay, you get the idea, I love to create.

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Shakespeare asked that question, and I have to admit, before I became a writer, I hadn’t thought much about what people were called. Now, I collect names that I can use in my writing! After all, … Continue reading

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Actress or Author?

I’ve been fortunate enough to play roles in our local theater, such as Anna in The King and I. (My favorite musical. I still have the ball gown I made.) Little did I realize that my acting would be ideal … Continue reading

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Jar Garden

I haven’t met a rose I didn’t like. Yes, they have thorns and can be temperamental, but so can our characters. (Remember, even the nicest hero and heroine need flaws.) And roses are the flowers of love, so as a … Continue reading

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Beginnings

I have yet to write a book which has the same beginning that I’d planned. Several things make the start of a story very important: do the first lines catch your reader and drag them, maybe kicking and screaming, into … Continue reading

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Lord of Scoundrels

I’m currently listening to Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels. I listen to most of my books these days.  I can’t write in the car, so it’s a great way to catch up on my reading. This book was released a … Continue reading

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A Little Bit At A Time

Making resolutions isn’t hard. No, really, it’s easy to say you’re going to lose weight or finish that book. The hard part is the “how.” If you’re like me, you feel overwhelmed by the daunting task ahead. I mean, how … Continue reading

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Expectations

               Lately, I’ve been thinking about expectations. What do I expect from myself, and what do others expect from me? These two are not always the same, and can be a large cause of the stress in our lives. The … Continue reading

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