Juilene Osborne-McKnight

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Juilene Osborne-McKnight

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Juilene Osborne-McKnight is a Professor of Celtic Studies and creative writing in the United States. She is the author of the Irish historical novels I am of Irelaunde, Daughter of Ireland, Bright Sword of Ireland and Song of Ireland (MacMillan for Kindle, Nook and i-Pad) and of the forthcoming Borealis Island. You can find out more about her novels at www.juileneosbornemcknight.com

Borealis Island

Chapter One
“The fierce dark deer bellows” 8thcentury Irish anonymous

Fifty miles from the Mackinac Bridge, under an overturned cauldron of punched-tin stars, I was sideswiped by a deer. The road was narrow, the birch and aspen trees crowding the slope, naked and spindly, like ancient stick-men. Visibility was terrible, the snow falling heavily, blowing sideways. Still, in... Read more of this blog post »
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I Am of Irelaunde: A Novel ...
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Daughter of Ireland
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