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Margaret
Pinard
Author
Margaret Pinard has spent her first few decades traveling the globe in search of adventures to incorporate into her writing, including living in the lands of the Celts, the cities of European fashion, and several dolce far niente Mediterranean cultures. Her favorite genre is historical fiction, and she especially delights in fiction that transports the reader to a different time and place.

Storm Wrack & Spindrift

Historical Fiction

(Remnants Book 3)

The Grasping Root

Historical Fiction

(Remnants Book 2)

The Keening

Historical Fiction

(Remnants Book 1)

Dulci's Legacy

Young Adult

Recent Blog Posts

Running a Readathon: Lessons Learned

[TL;DR: I'll be discussing these takeaways LIVE on my Youtube channel Fri 4/9 11amPDT] Was it fun? Was it difficult? Were you successful? Did it help conquer Mount TBR? What is a readathon??? OK, let's define terms. A readathon, like a marathon, is a long, grueling...

Mid-month Update on Moderns

We are halfway through! And as I write, we are halfway between Pi Day 🥧 and St Patrick's Day☘️, both important celebrations for my household. And this year, extra special BECAUSE... I had an absolutely wonderful conversation with Free-range Bookseller-At-Large Mary...

March of the Moderns is Here!

Whew! Things are heating up--not only the weather warming to spring, but also my events calendar on Booktube springing to LIFE! Take a gander at the LIVE discussions scheduled so far for our March of the Moderns readathon: I've started a book already; however, it is...

March of the Moderns Buddy Read Sign-Up!

And here is the third leg of our stool, the triple of the crown, the final volume in the trilogy... ...our Buddy Reading Sign-Up Sheet! I am very excited to curate this community document for the duration of the March of the Moderns. Here's how it works: Follow this...

March of the Moderns: 2021 BINGO board

As promised, the next tool for our March of the Moderns readathon is... ...our Bingo Challenge! Enjoy scheming a plotting to get as many squares as possible. Double- and triple-dipping is...

Running a Readathon: Lessons Learned

[TL;DR: I'll be discussing these takeaways LIVE on my Youtube channel Fri 4/9 11amPDT] Was it fun? Was it difficult? Were you successful? Did it help conquer Mount TBR? What is a readathon??? OK, let's define terms. A readathon, like a marathon, is a long, grueling...

Back of the Equinox, Leaping Forward

A friend of mine recently reminded me that the Vernal Equinox was coming up. 'Did I have plans?' No. I'd forgotten about it, but in the past few weeks I've been struggling with several long-term stresses and one, perhaps two, are on the verge of being over....

Coming Through the Rye

Can you believe, I went all of 2020 without posting here, and now it's nearing Burns Day again--perfect! Because this blog remained silent on the topic of 2020, 'Comin' Thro' the Rye' is the sole commentary I'll make on that year, as I have talked plenty about it...

Not Straight, Nor Narrow, But Ziggy-Zaggy

For a long time now, I've had Amy Cuddy's book Presence on my wishlist. Only this past week did I read her introduction and look up her TED talk (below), which brought together body language and power dynamics, success pathways and imposter syndrome, in a fascinating...

Author Identity

The book event season is winding down, and my heart is being laid to rest alongside it. This heart, that gets so excited at every opportunity to be seen and hopes for love. Every time I launch a book, I do my best. I innovate a few steps and try to have enough faith...

Mid-month Update on Moderns

We are halfway through! And as I write, we are halfway between Pi Day 🥧 and St Patrick's Day☘️, both important celebrations for my household. And this year, extra special BECAUSE... I had an absolutely wonderful conversation with Free-range Bookseller-At-Large Mary...

March of the Moderns is Here!

Whew! Things are heating up--not only the weather warming to spring, but also my events calendar on Booktube springing to LIFE! Take a gander at the LIVE discussions scheduled so far for our March of the Moderns readathon: I've started a book already; however, it is...

March of the Moderns Buddy Read Sign-Up!

And here is the third leg of our stool, the triple of the crown, the final volume in the trilogy... ...our Buddy Reading Sign-Up Sheet! I am very excited to curate this community document for the duration of the March of the Moderns. Here's how it works: Follow this...

March of the Moderns: 2021 BINGO board

As promised, the next tool for our March of the Moderns readathon is... ...our Bingo Challenge! Enjoy scheming a plotting to get as many squares as possible. Double- and triple-dipping is...

March of the Moderns BookTube Readathon!

EXCITING THINGS are happening over on BookTube, readers--yes! BookTubers participate in something called readathons, where we read a whole bunch of a certain type of book during a certain period of time in order to dive into the topic with both hands...and I'm...