Wednesday, May 24, 2017


A while back I posted a question on this blog, asking, 'Why Not Me?'

Well, since then, two important things have transpired.

 #1, my DNA suggests that I am 38% Irish.

#2, Marilyn and I spent a month in Ireland in 2016, and I validated many of the things in my novel by visiting places I wrote about.  Drogheda, Creevelea Abbey, Rivers Shannon, and Boyne and many others.  So the research dictated a few minor adjustments in my descriptions of the landscape.  Overall, I am satisfied that I have met my goal to minimize the misappropriation in the book.