Tag: research

Celebrating All Things Irish!

 March 12, 2018

The Irish slip jig is set in 9/8 signature time, unusual and a little off balance, like life! An Irish Slip Step, book four of my Dancing through Life Series, has a new look! I hope you like it! Around my household, St. Patrick’s Day is a big event. When you marry an Irish man […]

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Happy Feet – the Joys of Research

 July 14, 2017

Have I told you lately how much I love writing? I love all aspects of it (except maybe marketing but that’s for another post) from the research, to the actual writing, to the editing and putting it into a final form. I love the whole creative process, but I especially love research. If I let myself, […]

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A New York Moment

 October 19, 2016

I spent the last week in New York. I walked along Broadway,   Times Square And had soup from the soup Nazi! I also toured Carnegie Hall and the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, all to assist me with the novel I am currently working on. Have I told you lately how much I love […]

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1000 Pages of Research Equals Two Pages of Story!

 July 5, 2016

I just finished reading the 480 page book, Voices from the Grave: Two Men’s War in Ireland, by Ed Moloney. This book includes extensive interviews of two key players during the troubles in Northern Ireland from 1969 to the peace agreement: Brendan Hughes of the Irish Republican Army and David Ervine, member of the Ulster […]

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What is it about Irish Step Dancing?

 May 24, 2016

What is it about Irish Step Dance that has grabbed the world’s attention? Is it the high energy dancing, the Irish music or the costumes, replete with Shirley Temple curls? Have you wondered where this phenomena got its start? 22 years ago, a filler act for an interval during the Eurovision song contest lit up […]

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What is it about High School?

 February 5, 2015

What is it about high school that evokes so many feelings? Why our fascination with this time in life? There are numerous movies and TV shows about high school, set during that time, plus numerous mentions of high school reunions as well. Second only to childhood, it is a time most idealized or demonized, depending […]

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