Celebrating the Winter Solstice with a Giveaway!

My Yule Candle

My Yule Candle

I’m celebrating…

Laughter from grandchildren.
Twinkling lights on a Christmas tree.
Listening to carols on the radio.
Hot chocolate on a cold, rainy day.
Smiles from passing strangers.

These are a few of my favorite things…

Winter Solstice celebrations have begun!

Light the Yule log and pass a cup of mead around. Or if you prefer, hot apple cider.

As we anticipate the battle of the aging Holly King and the young Oak King, light and warmth return.

We may not see or feel it, but the wheel of the season is turning. The sun will linger a wee bit longer each day.

It has been a blessed year for me, and I would like to end it with a giveaway to celebrate all the amazing people in my life. I will select one random subscriber to my newsletter/blog on New Year’s Eve. The package includes: A signed print copy of Dragon Knight’s Medallion, Celtic bookmark, Tea and shortbread cookies, and a Ness wallet from Scotland.


If you haven’t signed up to receive my newsletter/blog, now is the time. You can fill out the form on the right hand side under “Follow via Email.” (Scroll down past my books)

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season!

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  1. Kate Sparks

    Happy Holidays to all!!!

  2. Nicole Laverdure

    Merry Christmas Mary! Have a safe and fun holidays!

  3. Dianne

    This is definitely my favorite holiday. I have no yule log, but I do have a cinnamon candle that I light (have actually been doing it the last few days), and look forward to the triumph the Oak King. Blessings to you and everyone who follows you.


  5. Ann alba

    I Have a ness Purse ( wallet) when I was back home in May I wanted the Purse But it would not fit my Kindle so I left it on the shelf.
    I can attest the Shortbread are Excellent the Workmanship on the bookmark it Perfection. But Most of all The Book The Author are Priceless.
    Good luck everyone.

    • Oh Ann, I fell in love with Ness items when I visited the store in Edinburgh. Since then, I have added to my collection. Thank you for your kind words, too. xoxo

      Also, a note to my readers….Ann put together the lovely packets of tea with ribbon. A very special lady. 🙂

  6. JoAnn Morocco

    Merry Christmas to all & to all a good knight!

  7. Dalila G.

    How awesome of you and what a great giveaway Mary! 🙂
    You are going to make one lucky follower very happy.
    Especially winning some shortbread cookies, who doesn’t LOVE shortbread?!
    I wish all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year!!!

    • Shortbread is my favorite, Dalila. I think I’ll have to post one of my recipes in the New Year. Thanks so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas to you and your family…. (((HUGS)))

  8. Marlow

    What a wonderful picture you paint.
    I love your site it’s beautiful.
    Merry Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful 2015.

  9. Anne

    And “God Bless Us, Everyone.”
    Yes, you truly have had a magical year,Mary. Your dreams as a little girl
    have been realized more than you could have imagined….and well deserved.
    May you always be enveloped in the warmth of love and wonder.
    Merry,Happy Christmas, O Celtic Daughter….
    Let us drink a cup for Auld Lang Syne….Slainte.

  10. Lisa Plemmons

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and all of your fans! You definitely cannot go wrong with a cup of mead, mulled cider or shortbread!!

  11. librarypat

    Lovely giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season and a successful New Year.

  12. richard mchugh

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!

  13. Susan Fox

    Mary, I loved Dragon Knights Medallion, waiting for book 3. You have a talent for writing. Your imagination is great and your attention to detail is superb.

  14. Miranda

    A blessed Yule to you.

  15. K Davis

    I think that I’m on your email list. I
    Hope 2015 is wonderful for us all.

  16. Vici

    Missing you…Hope you enjoyed Christmas…We all reminisced of Christmas pasts with our family down there when the kids were together this week. Love you

  17. Liette Bougie

    Very nice giveaway. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year a few days in advance.

  18. Virginia Smith

    Happy New Year and have a wonderful life.

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