Fiery Arrow Excerpt…Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 Fotharit, Leinster, Éire, 5th Century: I crept around the corner and leaned against the rough thatch wall. Damp mists disguised any shadow I might have cast as I hid in the crevice created by the opened oak door and outer wall of our house. Maithghean, the chief druid, and my father, Dubhtach, spoke in hushed tones. Their conversation was about me. I…

Best Read Aloud You’ve Never Heard of: The Smartest Man in Ireland

Originally posted on Reading By Example:
I wrote this post to summarize a book I had read aloud to 3rd graders. The students and teacher saw how I embedded a Glog into a post on our school blog (which you see here). Recently, I shared the book The Smartest Man in Ireland by Mollie Hunter with Mrs. Hafermann’s 3rd graders. They really enjoyed this…

Lugh, the Sun, the Solstice

Summer Solstice. Midsummer. The longest day of the year. It’s the time when the sun is at its farthest point north from the equator. For some, the day is celebrated as Midsummer, a pre-Christian pagan tradition of the marriage of the Sun God and Earth Goddess, of fertility. For Christians, it’s St. John ‘s Eve, a celebration. For most of us, it’s just hot….

Author K. Victoria Smith Reviews Once A Goddess

Thanks to K. Victoria Smith for her review of Once  A Goddess!   An excerpt from her review:  But NEVER think that Once a Goddess is a novel of one culture and one time. It is a story of love and loss, loyalty and independence and those who fight for what they know to be real.   Karen’s novel, Dark Dealings, is on my summer read list….