Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hurrah for August

We hit 48 pages in August, twice our typical size. So many great writers have volunteered their skills and knowledge to make this one of the best issues yet.

In September, the theme is going to be "Lands of the Celtic Fringe." Typically, there are only a handful included in this fringe, but we are going to dig deeper to include past and present regions where the Celtic culture is or was strong. It should be another informative and enjoyable issue.

October will no doubt be about the mysterious side of the Celts again, in honor of Halloween. Maybe some old unsolved legends will be explored, like Oak Island, the Robert Bruce/Red Comyn incident, the disappearance of the Picts, other "the rest of the story" types of stories.

For now, we'll sit back on our haunches and enjoy reviewing the August issue of

the Celtic Guide

Thursday, July 19, 2012

August is filling right up!

I guess I foolishly thought I could limit the Celtic Guide to 24 pages. August will be at least 32 pages if not 36. I will try to keep the file size down for quick downloading, etc.

We have a few new writers, particularly an author from Family Tree DNA, the leader in DNA genealogy research, and another author from the online "Ancient History Encyclopedia", plus a few returning authors and my own ramblings.

Every issue just blows me away on how it builds gradually with one idea playing off the other, an email out of nowhere, or a subject that commands more room than first anticipated.

It is all so good, and informative, and I hope our growing number of readers agree.

Here's the link to the site - Celtic Guide 

Watch for the August issue to go "live" within a week or so, if all goes as planned – certainly, by July 26th as I'm heading out to a major Celtic event shortly thereafter.

Jim (your Celtic Guide)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Some exciting news

As if it wasn't enough that Carolyn Emerick made up a nice Facebook page for the Guide, which jumped hits dramatically, the Ancient History Encyclopedia, a wonderful online source, has contacted me and two of their writers, Josh Mark content editor, and author James Wiener news editor, will be writing for the guide. In Canada, genealogist Chistine Woodcock will submit an article and here in the states, the granddaddy of all DNA family tree investigators – Family Tree DNA – will send in an article as well.

Beyond this, our numbers continue to climb and the Guide has been introduced to members of the BBC and of National Geographic. With writers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Alaska, and the lower 48s, we have a wide range of opinions and styles sure to please the Celtic palette.

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