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.

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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Pennsic War

“Burn the village!” The cry rang out through the dark. We really weren’t surprised, after all, that’s what Vikings do. And as this was a Viking Feast at Pennsic War, certain expectations had to be met. The ale had been … Continue reading

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Sir Smudge’s Shoes

Sir Smudge here. My person is taking a “cat” nap. I’m not prone to those myself, but she seems to enjoy them. Lately she seems to think I have a shoe fetish. I have no idea where she got that notion, … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories

Even though Halloween is in our not too distant past, I wanted to share a childhood memory that makes me smile every “All Hallows Eve.” “You have to take her with you.” Our mother uttered those horrifying words. My sister Gail … Continue reading

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