Love in the Country of Wine is now available on Amazon

As I release my literary child, my novella Love in the Country of Wine, out into the world, I feel like a parent sending their child to college. I feel sad, but happy, and ready to clear out their bedroom for something new to inhabit.

Love in the Country of Wine has had a long journey to its release, for almost four years I have been working on it off and on. I know some may wonder how I came up with the story, and it comes from my love of Kdramas, and my day job at the time, bartending. Since I generally don’t drink, my knowledge of alcohol as a bartender was pretty sparse and embarrassing, so I was studying up on wine, and I was really stunned by the beautiful photos of vineyards all over the world, and the plot just bloomed in my mind. And because I was (and still am) addicted to kdramas I had to have a handsome Korean hero.

There’s been a trend for a while of these edgy and dark romances, and I wanted to write something soft, romantic, and fun too.I hope you enjoy it, and please leave a review on Amazon if you do. Sending a virtual hug to all my readers.

 

Love in the Country of Wine now available on Amazon

Thank you,

Anne Violet

 

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Ireland

I have been busying researching Ireland in preparation for book  2, and listening to the spa favorite Enya. I find listening to music with words while I am trying to write, is too distracting. I am also researching Irish Druids, which is incredibly difficult since the Druids didn’t believe in putting anything in writing (to keep information from getting into the wrong hands).  Most information written about the Druids at the time were very biased against them. It makes me glad I live in the internet age where political propaganda is more difficult since anyone can post video, news-reports, etc.

 Interesting and Fun Facts about Ireland

Once upon a time Ireland was only known as the “Island of Saints and Scholars”, nowadays, fortunately, we’re known for so much more. We have A-list Hollywood actors, world-class pop rock musicians, top authors, Guinness, some of the world’s most stunning scenery and even a claim to the White House! Read on for more…

Famous symbols of Ireland…

The harp, also known as the national symbol of Ireland, the Celtic cross, the shamrock and the Irish wolfhound are all well known Irish symbols.

Religion…

The majority of the Irish population are Roman Catholic (88%).

National language…

Gaelic is Ireland’s national language. Only in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas of Ireland will you find that Irish is used as the everyday language. In all other parts of Ireland, English is the spoken language.

Music…

Ireland’s most famous musical export would have to be U2, closely followed by The Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy and more recently Boyzone and Westlife.

Hollywood factor…

The cream of the crop includes Richard Harris, Pierce Brosnan, Cillian Murphy and Colin Farrell.

The world of literature…

To our credit, Ireland has produced Bram Stoker, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, Maeve Binchy and Celia Aherne.

Patron Saint…

Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland in around 430. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland, and indeed all over the world, on March 17th.

Our capital – Dublin…

Dublin was founded by the Vikings in 988 and was originally called Dubh Linn (which means Black Pool in Irish).

First Saint Patrick’s Day parade…

Boston was the proud host with an event organised by the Charitable Irish Society in 1737.

The White House…

James Hoban, a Kilkenny born architect, won a competition to design the original White House

Greetings

Hello, konnichi wa, ahn nyeong ha se yo, nǐ hǎo, ciao, dia duit, salut, aloha, hola, sawa dee-ka, privet, صباح الخير , guten tag, shalom, and  greetings to anyone else that I didn’t fit here. I hope everyone is doing great in this new year. I just wanted to welcome you to my new blog. I will try to be interesting and humorous most of the time, but I can’t promise anything.

I will be using this blog not only to discuss what I am currently doing with my novels but also discuss things that I love and am passionate about. Please forgive any grammatical errors. I am more of a storyteller than a technical writer and I won’t be torturing my critique partners with editing my blog. So I apologize in advance.

 

Thanks again to my wonderful readers for their support. xoxo