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.

On Gardens and Books

     A garden (and a story) can be a thing of beauty, or your worst nightmare-and sometimes both. This year I’ve been challenged by heat, weeds and unrealistic expectations in my garden. (I always buy too many new flowers in … Continue reading

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The Foundling (A Pug’s Tale)

    August fifteenth, the day started like many others for the little dog, searching for food, traveling, flinching at every loud sound. Lala didn’t understand this world she’d been thrown into, but the giant whirling monsters made her tremble. … Continue reading

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A Trip to Hogwarts

At the end of last year my sisters and I took a trip to Universal Studio in Orlando. Most people go to amusement parks for the thrilling rides. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret; I get sick … Continue reading

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How to Spot Your Christmas Tree

My husband and I picked out our Christmas tree today. Every year we go to Birdhaven Tree Farm and search for that perfect centerpiece of the holiday season. I enjoy traipsing around while the weather is good, and the deciduous … Continue reading

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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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