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The Friday Fiction featuring… ME!

No, I haven’t run out of authors to feature here, I have a fair few fab scribblers already lined up for your future delectation, but I thought as this is my blog, I might promote my own story… Read More

Did you know that today is Bealtaine?

It was raining gently when I woke up this morning and looked out the window. The light was a watery grey, the clouds hugging the ground, what the Irish call a ‘soft morning’. “What are you looking at?”… Read More

Conor Kelly and The Fenian King | Book Trailer

A short film I made to give you a flavour of the second book in my series, The Tir na Nog Trilogy. Hope you like it! Conor Kelly and The Fenian King really is coming soon…

Conor Kelly and The Four Treasures of Eirean is FREE for One Week Only!

It’s that time of year again! I’m talking about Read an Ebook Week, hosted by Smashwords for the sixth year running, where you can download thousands of Ebooks at greatly reduced prices, or FREE! And for the duration,… Read More

The Wheelchair

The occupational therapist stuck his head through the physiotherapy room door. “Alison, can you bring Carys in for her wheelchair fitting on Thursday?” It was a simple enough question, not even a completely unexpected one, but my reaction… Read More

How Do You Feed a Hungry Fianna?

Fionn mac Cumhall was famous for his band of hunter-warriors known as the Fianna. These men and women lived a lawless life on the edge of society, beholden only to the High King. In fact, the Fianna’s name… Read More


Today I wrote the last word and added the last full stop to my second book, Conor Kelly and The Fenian King. Hooray!!! Of course, it doesn’t end there…oh no! Now the real work begins! To that end,… Read More

“Make It So”

Well, it’s been a tough week for aliisaacstoryteller! On Monday I was so hopeful…the end was in sight, and I really believed that by the end of the week, I would be writing the last word of ‘Conor… Read More

The Ancient Irish Coracle

Coracles were used in ancient times to navigate the rivers, lakes and seas of Ireland. This fascinating short film shows how they were made and used. In ‘Conor Kelly and The Four Treasures of Eirean’, Conor rides in… Read More

The Veil Between This World and The Magical Realm is Thin Today…

  Beware, lest you accidentally stray into it…Oisin, son of Fionn mac Cumhall was lost in Tir na Nog for 300 years. When he finally returned home, he was stunned to find 300 years had passed in the… Read More


So here I am at the beginning of Chapter 55; Fionn mac Cumhall is almost about to make his long-awaited entrance to the story, and I’m STUCK! It should be easy; I am about to retell the tale… Read More