Category Archives: Writing

Death Speaker’s Facebook Page

The book (Death Speaker) has a Facebook page, and while I don’t always take the time to write an essay on this blog, on that page I try to post something of interest about Gaul or the Celts everyday. Just … Continue reading

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The Truth About Books About Druids

Who were the druids, and how do you learn about them? Depends on what you want to know.  But mostly from books. I wanted to learn everything I could about the druids of the Iron Age that was backed up … Continue reading

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Best . . . Review . . . Ever!

I am on Cloud 9. No, I am beyond Cloud 9, looking down on it in fact. * The Historical Novel Society has just issued their review of Death Speaker. It begins with the words, “Powerfully written.” I had to … Continue reading

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Musings on History and Historical Fiction

Is history a cold collection of facts that only a historian could love–until a novelist or screenwriter comes along and picks up those facts, uses them for kindling,  and gets a good blaze going so that everyone else is drawn … Continue reading

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Death Speaker Free on Kindle for 2 Days

To celebrate the Celtic festival of Imbolc, since I don’t have any lambs, I will instead offer free downloads of Death Speaker for your Kindle (or other devices if you have a Kindle app): January 31, 2013 February 1, 2013

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A Sick-to-my-stomach Apology

To say that I blew it sounds lighthearted. Without thinking, I did something a couple of days ago that has been thrown back at me. The thing I did was unethical and public, and I am very, very sorry. What … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I’ve been tagged in the Next Big Thing by fellow author Debra Ann Pawlak. Deb is the author of Bringing Up Oscar: The Men and Women Who Founded the Academy, which was named runner up in 2011’s Hollywood Book Festival, … Continue reading

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Interview on Lisa Haselton’s Book Blog

My interview on Lisa’s book and review blog went live last weekend! Here’s an excerpt: “Welcome, Vickey. Please tell us about your current release. “Death Speaker tells the story of Emyn, a Celtic peasant who hears ghosts. Emyn lives at … Continue reading

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New Interview Online

You can read my interview with Sammy the Bookworm by creating an account on Sammy’s site. It’s free, and you’ll have access to all the member information (like interviews) at this terrific book review webpage. Sammy focuses on books appropriate … Continue reading

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New Review

From Sammy the Bookworm: “Emyn is a young Celtic girl living in her village with her family and close relatives. Emyn’s life is as normal as could be . . . until she meets the white women. Soon Emyn becomes … Continue reading

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