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by | June 10, 2016 · 1:02 pm

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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 Chapter PDF, and 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.
Lumber Room – Where fun stuff lives after its debut on the home page, or after a blog menu shakeup. Currently includes Audioblog, an experimental work, where selected posts have been recorded as audible files with a text-to-speech generator; and the Ephemera.
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.
Learn Irish – 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.
Downloads – Get printable PDFs of posters, selected blog posts in a newsletter format, and other fun stuff from Irish Firebrands.
The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing – Are you confused and discouraged because of what the gurus and gatekeepers are telling you about how you “should” write? Get all that sorted out by visiting this page.

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

Fireplace Tools – Blog search engine.
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 Irish Firebrands – Click book cover for links to booksellers. Selected retailers in sidebar.
Ask your Library – E-book and paperback sources for public library acquisitions.
Do I Smell Smoke? – Quick link “Table of Contents” for recent blog posts.
Warm Your Hands – Clickable logo links to a sample chapter of Irish Firebrands.
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!
The Plover Pipes Here, Too – Visit other members of the Firebrands family of blogs.
On Curated Lists – Find Irish Firebrands and other works by Indie Authors listed here. Add a new author to your TBR today!🙂
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Preview Copy: The Bookplate Book, Volume 1

Your response is requested!

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Check out this preview of The Bookplate Book, Volume 1. (Note: The backs of the Plate pages have been omitted from this binder.) 

After you reply via the Comment Form, you’ll receive via e-mail a free PDF page of 4 bookplates that you can customize with your name, and print for your books.

Thank You for previewing The Bookplate Book, Volume 1 !

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Coming Soon: Volume 3 of The Bookplate Book.

Announcing the Cookbook Edition! 

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Are you hard pressed to find a gift for the chef in your life? The one who already owns every cookbook published and kitchen gadget devised since the hunter-gatherers discovered fire? You need search no longer. Just in time for the holidays … The Bookplate Book, Volume 3: Twenty-five unique images of cooks and cookery illustrate one hundred bookplates, to identify the cookbooks in some happy chef’s kitchen library. It will be following its elder siblings Volume 1 (September) and Volume 2 (October), so look for the Cookbook Edition in early November, 2016.


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Masterpiece Marketplace adds Ten More Genres to its Lineup!

As reader 49lilykatz commented in Irish on a recent Irish Firebrands blog post, “Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine. ‘Under the shelter of each other, people survive.’ Writers look out for one another.”

Looking out for one another is what my startup free promotional blog site Masterpiece Marketplace is all about. It came into being in January 2016 with coverage for two genres (Literary Fiction and Fusion Fiction). Not long after that, it acquired another blog domain and a Facebook page. Now, after looking further at the needs of readers and writers, I’ve identified ten more genres that can use the universal brand recognition that Masterpiece Marketplace can provide.

If you’re the author of an undiscovered masterpiece in any of the twelve eligible genres, please join the Masterpiece Marketplace cooperative and list your works.


Masterpiece Marketplace

Masterpiece Marketplace is recruiting Indie authors to form a cooperative promotional team for books in these independently published genres:

Literary Fiction
Fusion Fiction
Historical Fiction
Short Fiction
Inspirational Fiction
Sheet Music
Theatrical Scripts

If you are the author of an undiscovered masterpiece in any of the above genres, please join the cooperative and list your work!

Read this slideshow to find out more:

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