Tag Archives: YA

Quit your day job to become a writer?

This is an icon of Julian of Norwich. She was purported to be the first woman to write a book–back in the 1300s. It is a classic of mysticism. I don’t believe it ever earned her a penny, and even … Continue reading

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Spiritual Healing by John of God

John of God’s Free clinics at the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola – Abadiania, Goias, Brazil http://www.johnofgod.com/index.php/welcome-to-john-of-god.html   For John of God—or as he is known in Abadiânia, Medium João— the realization of his gift was accompanied by years … Continue reading

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The Wishing Tradition

At one time there was a chapel opposite St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall built for pilgrims on their way to to the Mount. I don’t think it exists any more. Old-time pilgrimages ended in the mid-sixteenth century, but here is … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Melissa Cabrera

Emily’s Shadow is now available as a POD book. So far, the book has got good reviews. I was interviewed by Melissa Cabrera who hosts a funky/interesting website: http://www.werevampsromance.org/ Interview: Melissa: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Christina: … Continue reading

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Marazion

Marazion is another beautiful place in Cornwall, opposite St Michael’s Mount. Its strange name has one odd explanation. Supposedly it commemorates Jewish traders whe came to hold fairs, and to purchase tin. Marazion is supposed to mean Bitter Zion to … Continue reading

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Prefer Paper? Purchase POD of Emily’s Shadow

Review by Melissa Cabrera of http://www.werevampsromance.org/ What a great YA read this was. This book is such a page turner. The characters were well developed and the world in which they were placed was so well described and full of historic … Continue reading

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Bodmin Moor: King Arthur’s Hall

Emily and her brother Byron, in Emily’s Shadow, mistakenly call the moor Bodwin rather than Bodmin, because many signs had been removed during war time to thwart the Nazis should they ever invade Britain. The map their father had was … Continue reading

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Merlin’s Cave

Merlin, according to Geoffrey of Monmouth in Historia Regum Britanniae, might well have been the son of a demon who impregnated a mortal woman who was a nun. Yet, Tennyson in his Idylls of the King describes ocean waves bringing … Continue reading

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Switched, Amanda Hocking

I finished reading Switched about the Trylle, by Amanda Hocking.  I enjoyed the book and found it fresh in many ways, and could easily understand why young people resonate with the story.  I liked the romance, I liked the Trylle, … Continue reading

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