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September Interviews

9/2 Dianne Freeman, A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

9/9 Ellen Byron, Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

9/16 Marilyn Levinson, writing as Allison Brook, Checked Out for Murder

9/23 Rhys Bowen, The Last Mrs. Summers

9/30 Sherry Harris, From Beer To Eternity

September Guest Bloggers

9/19 Judy Alter

WWK Weekend Bloggers

9/5 V. M. Burns

9/12 Jennifer J. Chow

9/26 Kait Carson


For The Love Of Lobster Tales by Shari Randall is now available to download free for a limited time. Go to Black Cat Mysteries at: https://bcmystery.com/ to get your free copy! Thanks for the freebie, Shari.

Keenan Powell recently signed with agent Amy Collins of Talcott Notch. Congratulations, Keenan!

KM Rockwood's "Secrets To The Grave" will appear in the new SinC Chesapeake Chapter's new anthology Invitation To Murder, which will be released by Wildside Press on 10/6.

Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!

Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!

Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.

KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.

Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


Saturday, November 10, 2018

An Irish Blessing: a photo essay

By Margaret S. Hamilton
May the road rise to meet you,
Jaunting Cart, Killarney National Park
St. Stephen's Green Dublin
may the wind be ever at your back.
Dun Aenghus Fortress, Inismor, Aran Islands
Cliffs of Moher
Giant's Causeway
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
Kylemore Abbey, Connemara
Blarney Castle
Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
Muckross Lake, Killarney
And until we meet again,
Rock of Cashel
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Kylemore Abbey garden
Muckross House garden
Belfast Botanical Garden


KM Rockwood said...

Thanks for stirring up vivid memories! It's been a few years since I've been in Ireland.

Ireland was the first overseas trip I ever took. My sister & I, as young teens, went to visit family friends. We flew over in a prop plane, very modern at the time, and stayed in Galway. Since then, I've been back a few times, and loved every trip.

Unknown said...

Just lovely, Margaret! thank you for sharing.

the Irish blessing is perfectly matched to the photos

I can almost feel the mist.

It was a grand journey indeed
always - stella

Jim Jackson said...

Very Lovely, Margaret. I have not been to Ireland and hope to rectify that some day.

Kait said...

What lovely photos and an excellent way to start the day. Thank you, Margaret.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Kathleen, Ireland's biggest industry is tourism and the whole country is geared for visitors. You would be amazed and pleased with all the changes. Galway was jumping the afternoon we visited.

Stella, a memorable journey!

Jim, it's a great trip with enough cliffs, rocks, and prehistoric forts to keep you fit. Seabird nesting season is in the spring. We saw very few birds in October.

Kait, Ireland was serene, welcoming, and friendly with wonderful farm to table cuisine.

Kaye George said...

What a charming presentation with the Irish Blessing! Great photos, too. Thanks for the virtual trip.

Grace Topping said...

It looks like you had a lovely holiday. I'm so happy for you. I've never been to Ireland, and it looks like a lovely place to visit.