Saturday, April 11, 2020

First chapter...


Sliabh na Caillighe

The boy sat leaning against one of the large gray stones, enjoying the warmth of the early sunlight after the chill of the night. He had a hunk of stale barley bread in his right hand, having saved it for his breakfast, but he was not eating it; instead he was thinking back to the ritual he had witnessed the night before. The sunlight shone on his shoulder-length black hair, and sparkled in his inwardly-gazing dark eyes. He was seven years old, and should not have spent the night alone on the hill, but he was as indifferent to the possible dangers from wolves or wild men as he was to the beating that he would probably get when he returned to his father’s ráth below. Fráechán always went his own way, whatever the cost...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

April 2020...

Well, well. This blogsite is still here, and so am I. I think  I may have to start using it again.

Since last October, I finally completed my fourth Gwernin Storyteller book (after a ten year wait!). It is live on Lulu now (http://www.lulu.com/shop/g-r-grove/the-fallen-stones/paperback/product-24494258.html) and should be on Amazon in about a month. In the meantime, I've started a spin-off dealing with one of the people (I can't call them characters; they are too real to me) in "The Fallen Stones". I'm thinking sharing some bits on this site from time to time.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

work has begun

so far I'm reading the manuscript and doing some background review...

Sunday, December 16, 2018

How time passes...

Well, I'm still alive, and planning to finally get back to writing after new years... In the meantime, I'm hoping to post occasionally on this blog site...

OK, the beginning of the next Gwernin book...

"Taliesin sang it, so it must be true. In all the years I knew him, I never heard him lie—though there are ways and ways of dealing with the truth, and a bard must know them all. But he was using none of these on the night when he sang Talhaearn Tad Awen’s death song in Prince Cyndrwyn’s high-roofed wooden hall, with the cold wolf-wind of a bitter winter snuffling round the doors and windows, and frightening the flickering torch-flames which cast his long black shadow, now here, now there, across the smoke-stained walls: across the faces of all of us who listened, and across our lives as well."

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Still here...

Yes, I'm still alive <grin> - I've just been preoccupied with other projects for the last year. I am planning to get back soon to my next Storyteller novel, which has been languishing for quite a while now. In the meantime, here's a picture of baby squirrels!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Still here...

I've been posting mostly on Facebook lately, but I suppose I should make an effort to keep up this blog as well. We'll see how well I succeed. In the meantime, here's a picture from my garden - tomatoes in the cold frame (and a few timy peppers midstage right)!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

January update...

Well, it's still January. Been busy with Druids again, also creating ebooks - most of my titles are now available in the Amazon Kindle store, B&N Nook store, etc. Now to put in more work on the next book - The Fallen Stones - which is at last showing signs of life. For those of you who enjoyed The Druid's Son, you'll find more of Togi / Mac Criomthann's adventures as inset stories in this fourth Gwernin Storyteller book!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Midwinter Update...

Biggest book news: I've succeeded in getting one of my poetry books (King Arthur's Raid on Hell) on the Amazon Kindle store through Lulu. Hopefully the rest of my books will follow over the next couple of months. Smashwords, as much as I like some of their features, has been a total failure in that regard despite two years of unkept promises; apparently Amazon will only take ebooks from them that are already big sellers, which sort of defeats the purpose of the exercise for indies like me. I'm moving the poetry first, since it's never sold much there, but the novels should follow early next year. In the meantime, take a look at King Arthur's Raid.

Oh, and Happy Solstice / Merry Christmas / every other pertinent season's greeting!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November update...

A couple of new books since I've posted here much, both available through my lulu store. Mac Criomthann Tales contains four short stories about the protagonist of The Druid's Son later in his life. Songs of Wales is a collection of all my previously published Welsh themed poetry, plus a few new pieces. Thought I'd put this up now as Lulu is currently having a sale - save 30% on all softcover books and 50% off all hardcover books using Code: FLASH30 or HC50. The offer ends November 24th. If you haven't looked at my lulu store before, check it out - I have things there you can't get through Amazon, including hardback versions of all my novels.