Autumn 2019 WIP

I’ve taken a break from ‘Robin Morgan, Faerie Prince’ in the Celtic Otherworld series as it involves N.I., UK and Ireland just after Brexit. When and how will Brexit happen? Also might affect ‘Goths and Rooks’ and ‘The Wooing of…

Summer 2019 releases

Smashwords summer sale starts 1st July 2019. ‘The Apprentice’s Talent’ and ‘Under the Stone of Destiny’ will be reduced to $1.

Magh Meall Foods

  In the Independent (UK) Cosmopolitan Celts living in eastern France adopted the lifestyles of their Mediterranean neighbours and drank wine at their banquets. This is according to researchers who studied organic residues in 99 ceramic drinking vessels recovered at Mont…

Conspiracies and Rooks

This is the 8th of 16 books (so far) in the Celtic Otherworld series. It’s not a series in the sense of a single story chopped up, though the first three cover Alice’s arrival from Limerick to the Otherworld and…

Saints and Fairies

Being really Irish, I will ignore St Patrick’s day, He’s one of Ireland’s three Patron Saints, who was Welsh. Nor was he the first to bring Christianity. The Armagh Bishop, answerable to the Pope, wanted to be in charge of the entire Irish Church. So they promoted two manuscripts supposedly of Patrick’s writing. One might certainly have a lot of his writing. Parallels with the Monks of Glastonbury. I’ll write about Glastonbury vs Avalon another day.

Endings and Beginnings

It’s worst with TV & Cinema, not knowing when to stop. I’ve two major series, one SF and one Fantasy. The temptation is like Pern or Chalet School and to keep extending. Except unlike the the Famous Five the characters age and change. Unlike the excellent Midkemia world, both have major social, political, economic and technological changes. The Celtic Otherworld of the Inamok development somewhat influenced by my own engineering background and interest in vintage electronics. I wrote a history of Communications and Computers with their convergence in the 1980s as a background for a project. I also spent many hours with Civilisation II and IV. Those games seem well researched.

I think “Carmán’s Legacy” (book #14 of Celtic Otherworld) and either the “Mission’s Talent” or the “College Talent” (#7 and maybe #8 of Talent’s Universe) will tie up all the loose ends. I’ve chopped up the “Second Talent” and put bits into “The Legal Talent” and “The Mission Talent” as it only reached Novella length and the plot was weak.