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.

The Grasping Root

Historical Fiction

(Remnants Book 2)

The Keening

Historical Fiction

(Remnants Book 1)

Dulci's Legacy

Young Adult

Recent Blog Posts

Summer Solstice & Event Planning for Authors June 7

If you are an author wanting to organize extraordinary events but don't know how to start, we've got a free author talk for you! Come to Washington County Writers Forum Thursday, June 7, 7-8 PM for an open, free workshop on how to plan, publicize, and execute fun book...

Beltane Fire & Money Session May 6

Another pagan holiday is coming up! Before I go into Beltane Fire, here is your reminder that I am giving a workshop on Money & Writing, Supporting Your Dream & Making it Pay at Vintage Books in Vancouver, WA on Sunday, May 6, 3-4 PM Hope to see you there,...

Birthday, Indie Bookstores, and a Money Workshop

My anthem lately, from the Shook Twins' Shake: "What are you gonna say when they ask you why You chose to live this way in your short short time?" Short, short time is RIGHT! What we do with our time shows what our priorities really are. Ahem. March and April sped...

Fire and Fertility

Burns Season is upon us, and I am certainly celebrating the Scottish poet (come to Backstory this Saturday!), but something else happens this time of year, or did: It was called Candlemas by early Christians, and Imbolc by the pagans. Both groups celebrate this day...

Celebrate the Light of Poetry

January 25 is Burns Day. (I'm having an event on January 27th! See below) What's that, you ask? It is the birthday of Robert Burns, widely considered to be Scotland's national poet. He lived from 1759 to 1796, leading a short life full of struggle, defiance, humility,...

New Year again

As part of my observing pagan rituals for the past year... (Have I lost anyone yet? No? Perfect.) ...I get the opportunity to celebrate the cycle of birth and death much more often than most people. If you read up on the ancient Celts, it seems like every holiday in...

A Dark and Busy Season

WOW, I didn't realize my last post was about Summer Solstice, and here's Winter Solstice coming right up! (with Samhain this week!) Things have been changing here at TLT, and I have been as busy as all get-out. We're steering into quieter times (right after those...

Summer Solstice & Event Planning for Authors June 7

If you are an author wanting to organize extraordinary events but don't know how to start, we've got a free author talk for you! Come to Washington County Writers Forum Thursday, June 7, 7-8 PM for an open, free workshop on how to plan, publicize, and execute fun book...

Beltane Fire & Money Session May 6

Another pagan holiday is coming up! Before I go into Beltane Fire, here is your reminder that I am giving a workshop on Money & Writing, Supporting Your Dream & Making it Pay at Vintage Books in Vancouver, WA on Sunday, May 6, 3-4 PM Hope to see you there,...

Birthday, Indie Bookstores, and a Money Workshop

My anthem lately, from the Shook Twins' Shake: "What are you gonna say when they ask you why You chose to live this way in your short short time?" Short, short time is RIGHT! What we do with our time shows what our priorities really are. Ahem. March and April sped...

10 Reading-Related Habits

As an author, I take it as a given that I should be reading, widely and deeply. This is a rather convenient 'should.' This is in addition to the Must Read command my brain gives me a dozen times a day, whether to sate curiosity, escape worrying about a life problem,...

Reading Round-up & Reviews

Reading Round-up How many of you have made reading goals for 2018? I am continuing my tradition of increasing my book-reading goal--although since I was close to not making it last year (!), I'm only increasing it by one book: 102. Improvement is improvement,...

Samhain, Giving Up, & The Grasping Root Launch

***LAUNCH PARTY DETAILS BELOW*** It is one week since I resolved the last edit for The Grasping Root, folks, & since I am the The Last Word on these things, that means it's... FINISHED! How did I get from my last post to this one, you ask? I'll tell you. Pressed PAUSE...

The Beginning of the Launch Rollercoaster

We are starting our ascent, ladies and gents. I can feel the tick-tick-tick-tick of the chain pulling the car up its first incline. Soft Launch That incline is heading to the soft launch for The Grasping Root. This is a new step in my process. I will also be doing a...

Oh look, Books!

I published an article on Taste Life Twice and Medium today. It's political. If you'd like to read it, click here. Otherwise, read the nice roundup of What I'm Reading below. I'm doing NaNo, yes. But I don't stop reading while I'm writing. Reading can provide the...