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About guardian30

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.

March Magic

Before all the magic drains out of March, I thought I’d share the little story I wrote to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (With a name like “Ireland” I think I was destined to spin stories and sing songs.) A Leprechaun’s … Continue reading

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Tree Escapades

Every year my husband and I embark on a quest to find the ‘perfect’ Christmas tree.  We wear clothing suitable for hiking, cut about twenty lengths of ribbon and set out on the half hour drive. Our tree Mecca of … Continue reading

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I have my heroine, Lady Caroline (Cara) Pemberton, from “The Perfect Duke” visiting with me today, and she’s brought along some of her Fairy Tale friends. Cara, what question did you chose to answer from the list I gave you? … Continue reading

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Alpha Heroes by Dawn Ireland

I’ve been thinking recently about an Alpha versus a Beta hero. Without a doubt, I am more attracted to an Alpha male. Why is that? Some would say its genetics. We’re programmed to prefer the male who can best provide … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales by Dawn Ireland

No, I’m not writing fairy tales, although my impending release “The Perfect Duke” has lots of fairy tale references. I thought it would be fun to put snippets of fairy tales at the start of each of my chapters in … Continue reading

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A Sixty Second Story by Dawn Ireland

I’m not a big Super Bowl fan, nor am I a beer lover, but neither of those two things matter when it comes to the Budweiser Clydesdales.  As far as I’m concerned, the company sets itself apart from its competition with … Continue reading

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“Volunteering” by Dawn Ireland

The graveyard is cold and damp. Leaves skitter between the luminaries that line the paths, while shadowy figures take their place at various headstones. Each ghost is dressed in the era of their death, and has a story to tell. … Continue reading

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Be Inspiring

How many of you have been inspired by something you’ve read or seen? Our lives are richer because we have the opportunity to discover a new interest, friend or passion every day. As writers we have a responsibility to our … Continue reading

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Fun On The Farm

My husband and I joined a CSA this year. For those of you who aren’t familiar, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. So, here’s how our program works. Every Tuesday from June through November I visit the farm, where I’m … Continue reading

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A Talented Hero by Dawn Ireland

My hero is on a secret mission and must climb a cliff in order to rescue the heroine. No problem. He’s an adept rock climber. But wait, where did he learn to climb? Is he afraid of heights? Ahhh… didn’t … Continue reading

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