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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

Trusting Boundaries for Storm Wrack & Spindrift

I started this Year of Wonders with my eye on Faith and Trust, those two elusive qualities that once lost are hard to win back. But it feels, after more than a year of probing and prodding, that 2018 and 2019 have taught me more about Boundaries. So limiting. So...

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...

Sense of Direction

In a recent circle of 7 friends, all had experienced a sense of a crossroads in their working lives. Whether it was balancing motherhood and breadwinner status or feeling burnt out and dissatisfied with a business model, each had had to consider how they were oriented...

Talking Celtic Legends with Author Marion G Woolley

Today I am hosting fellow author Marion G. Woolley as part of her blog tour for Children of Lir, her eighth book! Find my review on Goodreads here. Margaret: Let's talk genre, as you've got several under your belt: historical, horror, lesbian, literary. Children of...

Trusting Boundaries for Storm Wrack & Spindrift

I started this Year of Wonders with my eye on Faith and Trust, those two elusive qualities that once lost are hard to win back. But it feels, after more than a year of probing and prodding, that 2018 and 2019 have taught me more about Boundaries. So limiting. So...

New Moony Murky

After some sunny days, Portland is plunged into streaky grey rain again. It is April 5th, a New Moon day, and I am trying to come back from an expectation hangover. You remember what that is, right? I'm reeling from lots of realizations, and trying to get my feet...

Spring Equinox and Everything in Balance…

Happy Ostara, friends! Yesterday was the Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, which means we observe Ostara until sundown today. What does that mean? Well, it's personal for each of us. I haven't been here on the blog for a while but I have been busy...

Talking Celtic Legends with Author Marion G Woolley

Today I am hosting fellow author Marion G. Woolley as part of her blog tour for Children of Lir, her eighth book! Find my review on Goodreads here. Margaret: Let's talk genre, as you've got several under your belt: historical, horror, lesbian, literary. Children of...

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...