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Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Musing - The Irish Connection

Last Friday kicked off a month-long blog tour for my 15th release and the 4th book in the Black Swamp Mysteries series, Dylan's Song. After appearing on 34 websites on one day - a real first for me - I am following up with stops every Monday through Friday through April.

It's a lot of fun and I'm finding there's a great deal of interest in the backdrop of the book, the Bog of Allen in Ireland. The bogs remind me of the stories I read as a young woman of the moors of England, something that has always captured my attention and piqued my imagination.

The Bog of Allen covers about 370 square miles in Ireland. It is an area in which the swampland and peat swallowed whole forests... a place where bodies have been found that date back to 350 to 400 BC... an area where weapons dating to the Bronze Age and Iron Age have been located, buried deep beneath the land. It is, as Dylan Maguire notes in Dylan's Song, not the place to be during the witching hour.

I hope you'll join me today at four stops:

A review of Dylan's Song has been posted on AuntieMWrites, the blog of author Marni Graff, whose books are set in the United Kingdom; she calls Dylan's Song "a rousing good read."

My Reading Obsession is running an excerpt from Dylan's Song, along with some information you'll find interesting;

Join me at author Susan Whitfield's blog for an interesting interview;

And at Sandra's Blog, you'll find a special interview along with information on the book.

Follow the book tour and leave comments. At the end of this next book tour, you could win a beautiful Celtic necklace.

The winner of the last tour, LL from California, won a unique and beautiful Celtic Key necklace. Congratulations, LL! Thanks for following the tour.