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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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Another Gift Book from Plover Independent Publishing!

New Gift Book Helps You Keep Track of the Flying Days!


American Bird Life Calendar & Agenda, ISBN-13: 978-1540325198

Designed especially for those who like to keep a paper trail of their activities, the American Bird Life Calendar & Agenda does its job with understated elegance. Illustrated throughout with full-color reproductions of beautiful ornithological art by Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927), this personal planner allows its user to begin record-keeping at any time of the year with undated monthly calendars and weekly agenda pages. Available at the CreateSpace E-Store, and Amazon worldwide.

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Get ’em While They’re Hot! The Bookplate Book, Vol. 3.

New Gift Book from Plover Independent Publishing!

The Cookbook Edition of The Bookplate Book is now available at the CreateSpace E-Store (and that Infamous Major Online Retailer), worldwide.


ISBN/EAN13:1539770974 / 9781539770978

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Happy Birthday, Jonathan Swift!


The Guest of Honor, born November 30, 1667

Welcome to the birthday party!

Perhaps Jonathan Swift’s best known tale is that of Gulliver’s Travels (1726). The name of the eponymous character hints of Swift’s upbringing in Ireland, because of its resemblance to the Gaeilge word ghallaibh (foreigners), reflecting the character’s adventures in some very strange lands.

Indie authors who write in this genre would do well to study Gulliver’s Travels and consider what has made it a hit for nearly 300 years.

There’s much more to the story than the part on which the adaptation shown below is loosely based, but it is one of the most beautifully drawn animated feature films of its era, and certainly surpasses most modern cartoons of the last generation.

Enjoy Jon’s birthday today!

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