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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 980 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 16 trips to carry that many people.

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The Keepers of Éire – Ireland Book Promotion Tour

I have lined up my first book reading/signing event for my Ireland trip: The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Time and details to be announced soon.
I am very excited to read and sign at this lovely hotel, steps from St.Declan’s Well (the location of the first murder in The Keepers of Éire). Image

 

I have several scenes in the book set in the hotel (fictionalized, of course) and St. Declan’s Well and Oratory.
The Cliff House Hotel serves a fantastic dinner menu and I look forward to enjoying the stunning view of Ardmore Bay from the dining room. I can almost taste the salmon and purple-topped broccoli now. Yum.ImageImageImage

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Latest Promotion Updates

Check out the Booktrack trailer for The Keepers of Éire: Chapter 1.

Also, today I listed The Keepers of Éire with The Irish Book Club on their website at http://www.theirishbookclub.com. I will be sending a copy for review in the next day or two. This site is designed for advertising of Irish authors and those authors that write about Ireland.

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, tell all your friends about a new fantasy novel with a bit of mystery and romance they would surely enjoy.

May soft be the grass you walk on. May fair be the skies above you. May true be the joys that surround you. And may dear be the hearts that love you.

Sláinte!

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The Keepers of Éire book launch at Irish Castle Shop, SF

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! On March 1, 2014, The Irish Castle Shop in San Francisco, CA. rolled out the green carpet for me, my dragons, and friends & family (both old and new). 

Check out these video clips where I discussed my love of dragons, my intrigue with my Celtic heritage, and how that combination translated into my debut novel, The Keepers of Éire.

The Keepers of Éire: Introduction & Reading

The Keepers of Éire: Q & A

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My Irish Journey Began Two Years Ago

Another year has passed. Yes, that’s correct, it has been two years since I boarded an airplane for my “across the pond” journey into the lands of my characters in The Keepers of Éire. I can’t adequately express my love and exuberance of that journey. The people I met were inspirational. The locations matched my dreams. I can’t wait to go back (Book Tour?).

I’ve begun work on my website: www.jordanbernal.com   Check it out when you get a chance. I am still adding content, so have patience.

Here’s an update on the novel: I have completed the draft and several / many revisions. My manuscript has been read like a book (cover to cover) by my critique group and several “Beta Readers”. These readers have heard bits and pieces of scenes in either my edit class or at open mic nights. Their feedback was positive and constructive. I have made additional revisions based on their insights. I am now sending the latest version to several “Cold Readers”. These readers have not heard anything about the novel other than it is a fantasy involving dragons. In other words, these readers are my target audience.

I am working on finding an editor and hope to have someone lined up soon.  My thoughts are to self-publish in the coming months. Stay tuned.

I am also working with a terrific person, Christine McCall, on the cover. With my ideas, she has already designed the front cover and we are working on the back cover.

Have a peek:

TKoE Cover

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