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Post by Leyland » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 3:25 pm

Welcome to HFO, Jules. I have your White Mare very high on my TBR bookcase and really looking forward to starting the trilogy. It came highly recommended here on the forum.

I share your Celtic fascination, not only the history, but also for the music. Celtic rock/fusion bands are among my favorites these past few years. Peatbog Faeries and Shooglenifty are just two in Scotland I'd love to see. Otherwise, I get my fix in the States with several others.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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thanks a lot

Post by juleswatson » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 3:43 pm

Thank you for all your kind welcomes and encouragement. I see I not only have reading to catch up on, but reading of previous forum posts to catch up on! EC2, love your books. Leyland, my husband plays cello and guitar at a traditional music "session" at our local pub, a feast of Scots and Irish folk tunes, so I love that music, too. I hope when he does some recordings soon I can link to them from my website.
Author of Celtic historical fantasy
New book "THE RAVEN QUEEN" out Feb 22 2011: The story of Maeve, the famous warrior queen of Irish mythology.
Out now, "THE SWAN MAIDEN", the ancient tale of Deirdre, the Irish 'Helen of Troy'
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Post by Libby » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 9:00 pm

Hello Jules! :)
By Loyalty Bound - the story of the mistress of Richard III.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 9:46 pm

And hello from sunny California!

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Post by Christine Blevins » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 12:09 am

Welcome, Jules!

I will always have a soft spot for things Scottish as it was in Scotland - on the Isle of Skye to be specific - that I was was struck by the writing muse.

My writing music is mainly of the fiddle and bagpipe variety - although I do like Afro Celt Sound System when writing action scenes. I like the fusion stuff (shooglenifty, afrocelt, martyn bennett) but I lean more toward the traditional when I'm trying to travel back in time.

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Post by LCW » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 1:09 am

Hi Jules and welcome. It's always nice to have another author on here. As a reader I like the different perspective you all bring. This board is exceptional and I'm sure you'll enjoy hanging around here.
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Post by michellemoran » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 5:08 am

Welcomes, Jules!!!!! I absolutely adore your books. I'm so glad you decided to join the forum!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 1:50 pm

Welcome to the forum. The first two books in your trilogy are among the many books sitting on my bookshelves that are patiently waiting to be read. Not a peep, just the occasional forlorn glance...

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Post by Carla » Wed February 4th, 2009, 12:58 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
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Post by chuck » Thu February 19th, 2009, 5:59 pm

Hello Jules....And big Welcome....

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