The Dead Dreamer series is heavily influenced by Celtic mythology, as well as a few others. But the Celts hold the biggest influence. I’ve been doing research into this mythology for a decade, and this summer I get to continue my research in…IRELAND [I say excitedly as if you didn’t already get that from the title of this post]!

To visit Ireland is an absolute dream for me and has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Back in 2013, I started working on my graduate degree and was lucky enough to base my thesis off of my series. I tried to work with my professors to let me go and study in Ireland for field research, but it never came to pass. So now that’s it’s finally happening, I could cry.

I’m going to spend 10 days traveling throughout Ireland: taking notes, pictures, and probably crying in said pictures because I’ll be so happy. I’ve even been using Rosetta Stone to learn some Gaelic, but I suck at it. I’m hoping to be able to at least be able to read some if we need to. Between time constraints and my horrible memory, it should be interesting.

While overseas, I will try to keep posts updated, and post pictures when I can. But for now, I have some packing to do!

PS: Did the DNA test this past year, and learned I have Irish blood, and a good percentage too. That. Made. My. Year.

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