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Out On A Limb!

A walk on the south Irish coast

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Ireland, Travels | 0 comments

We’re still deep in snow on our hilltop in Vermont. Waiting for March to turn into a lamb! Meanwhile here’s a photo I took last year on a sunny day on the south Irish coast, part of the “cliff walk” in Ardmore. So peaceful…sigh.

The beautiful cliff walk in Ardmore, Ireland

The beautiful cliff walk in Ardmore, Ireland

The importance (and fun) of creating a setting

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Today is “pub day” for CIDER BROOK, and I’m guest-blogging on the Barnes & Noble NOOK blog on the beautiful setting for my Swift River Valley series and its fictional Knights Bridge.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/carla-neggers-and-the-importance-of-setting-in-novels

Enjoy!

 

The Swift River Valley

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Books, Uncategorized | Comments Off

I took these photos on an autumn walk in the Quabbin woods. Such a beautiful place! It’s not far from my family homestead and the setting of CIDER BROOK, which goes on sale a week from tomorrow! Knights Bridge is a fictional town located on the edge of this incredible reservoir, formed when four small towns were cleared out and dams built to hold back three branches of the Swift River and Beaver Brook. Millions of people have pure, clear drinking water thanks to Quabbin.

How could I resist a very contemporary story about a pirate who might have buried treasure here 300 years ago? :-)

Enjoy!

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A walk in the English countryside

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Travels | 2 comments

Joe and I loved our first visit to the Cotswolds in September. What an incredible place to walk and walk and walk! And wander into charming tea shops. I don’t know which I like better, the warm scones or the clotted cream. It definitely helps to enjoy good, long walks after indulging in a Cotswolds afternoon tea.

A walk in the English countryside

Hiking the Kerry Way

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Ireland, Travels, Uncategorized | 1 comment

The Kerry Way is a 200 km posted walking trail on the southwest Irish coast, one of my favorite places. In my Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series, Irish priest Finian Bracken seeks solace on the Old Kenmare Road, a gorgeous stretch of the Kerry Way that runs through part of the Killarney National Park. Joe and I hike it whenever we’re in Ireland. Here’s a picture from two weeks ago!

Old Kenmare Road, Kerry Way, Ireland

Old Kenmare Road, Kerry Way, Ireland

What’s your favorite pizza topping?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

USA Today’s popular Happy Ever After blog asked three authors to list three things. Mine: my three favorite pizza toppings. You can also read the three words author Lucy Woodhull would use to describe herself and the three people author Linda Bennett Pennell would invite to dinner. Total coincidence: the heroine of my upcoming Swift River Valley novel is named Samantha Bennett.

Click here to read about three things!

Enjoy,

Carla, always in the mood for pizza

A Sharpe & Donovan prequel

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Books, Fun Stuff, Travels | Comments Off

Writing a prequel e-novella to my Sharpe & Donovan series was totally natural, an outgrowth of my fascination with Finian Bracken, an Irish priest we meet in SAINT’S GATE, the first book in the series. Finian, to say the least, has a past. He and his twin brother defied the odds and started their own whiskey distillery. Happily married with a wife and two small daughters, Finian’s life is forever changed when his family dies in a boating accident. I wanted to know more about how he forges ahead as a new man and ends up in a small Maine fishing village, and that’s how ROCK POINT came to be.

RockPoint_183ROCK POINT is FREE through August 31 at participating e-retailers in the US and Canada! (It will be available in print in 2014.)

Here’s a short video about ROCK POINT and its Ireland and Maine setting:

Enjoy!

Carla

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On an Irish path

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Fun Stuff, Ireland, Travels | 5 comments

A walk on the cliffs, Ardmore, Ireland

A walk on the cliffs, Ardmore, Ireland

When things get crazy, this is one of the places I go to in my mind. I took this photo on a beautiful, peaceful day in May on a solo walk on the cliffs in Ardmore, Ireland.

 

Paths, lanes and roads

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Ireland, Travels | 1 comment

As I glanced through photos of our May trip to Ireland, I found myself lingering on the ones of paths, lanes and roads. Maybe it’s because I love to walk, but I’ve also noticed I’m drawn to other people’s photos of paths, lanes and roads in places I’ve never been. I suppose we could get philosophical as to why this is so. By the way, I’m working on my photography skills. Tips are welcome!

“My Favorite Library” Contest

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Uncategorized, USA | 1 comment

I’m thrilled to announce the Cross Plains Public Library in Cross Plains, TX, as the recipient of $1000, books and New England goodies in the “My Favorite Library” contest. Many thanks to Bob Childress for nominating this charming library. He says, “In a town of 982, his multi-award-winning library is continually coming up with innovative ideas to instill a love of reading in the community.” Congratulations, and thank you