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Welcome! Irish Firebrands: Christine Plouvier, Indie Author, invites you to celebrate my first work of fiction. Here you can enjoy the view from a ringside seat, as I conjure up “The Story of the Story,” through blog Posts and special feature Pages. You don’t need to be a WordPress blogger to read this blog, although membership does confer advantages, when it comes to using some functions.


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Home – Here you’ll find the most recent blog posts, with links to related content and older posts in the queue.
About – Read a short synopsis of the book, get links to retailers, read Un-Asked Questions about Irish Firebrands (if you have others, you can use the Guestbook page to ask them), get news about other projects, and find out a bit about the strange life led by the author.
Index – Alphabetical list of blog posts.
Trailer – Links to the Irish Firebrands book trailer videos (external sites).
Sample Chapters – Find Chapters 1-17 in PDF, and 1-4 in Audiobook here, plus back matter from the book. The back matter includes a pronunciation guide, acknowledgments and complete bibliography of works consulted during the writing of the novel.
Audioblog – A work in progress, where selected posts have been recorded as audible files, using a text-to-speech generator.
Feedback – Contact the author, participate in polls, and rate the blog.
Library – Virtual bookshelf displaying some of the bibliography of Irish Firebrands. (Sorry, images not clickable.)
Shop – Links to purchase Irish Firebrands books and Boutique products.
Irish Vocabulary – Many of the Gaeilge words, phrases, names, proper nouns (and even a song) that appear in Irish Firebrands. Link to an Irish text-to-speech generator.
Ephemera – Where fun stuff lives after its debut on the home page.
Downloads – Get printable PDFs of posters, selected blog posts in a newsletter format, and other fun stuff from Irish Firebrands.

Widget Sidebar (location in sidebar may not match position on this list)

Fireplace Tools – Monthly archive drop-down menu, and the search engine for contents of this blog.
Torchlight from the Trailer – Slideshow highlights from the book trailer video.
Get it While it’s Hot! – Link to RSS feed.
Embers in Your Email – Click the Ignite! button to set up a relationship with this blog.
Click Image to Shop- Click book cover for links to booksellers and boutique. Selected retailers in sidebar.
Flying Sparks - Special offers, subject to availability or expiration dates.
Ask your Library
 – E-book and paperback sources for public library acquisitions.
Do I Smell Smoke? – Quick link “Table of Contents” for 50 recent blog posts.
Warm Your Hands – Clickable logo link to the Free 51% Preview (the first 18 chapters) of Irish Firebrands.
Smoke Signals – Special opportunities for readers.
Bonfires! – Avatars take you to meet friends in the blogosphere.
Proud to be an Indie Author- Support Indie Writing & Publishing: Get your blog badges here!
Blazing at… – Link to other Irish Firebrands pages on the Web.
Wildfire! Hot new features!
The Plover Pipes Here, Too
 – Visit other members of the Firebrands family of blogs.
Sample Chapters – Link to PDF and Audiobook samples.
Firebrands Gift Shop – Bags, mugs and more, featuring Irish Firebrands artwork.
Found in the Ashes – Meta stuff. Visit to start your own free blog.


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Irish Firebrands Sequel Gets Title and Cover!

Fire-animationMy second Work-in-Progress now has a name and a face.

Please welcome the next future member of the Irish Firebrands family saga:

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My First Reader contacted me, to say that Irish Firebrands has showed up in her local library:


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