A Thin Slice of Heaven, Cosy Chat with author, Patricia Terrell

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The castle in A Thin Slice of Heaven is fabulously atmospheric. As someone who picks up the energy of buildings, it really ‘felt’ like a real creepy castle. Is it based on a real place? And if so, how much did the place inspire your story?

Thank you for having me here today, Martha! I am a huge fan of your work. While researching my ancestry, I made several trips to my ancestral home at Glencull, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The area inspired the village in A Thin Slice of Heaven as well as the castle. The potato famine was inspired by a visit to the Ulster American Folk Park and Museum at Omagh, County Tyrone. Whenever I visit Ireland, I feel the energy and history there almost as if I am being transported into the past. It is truly a magical and mystical country.

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Cosy Chat with Intuitive Photographer, Kim Griffin

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I’m delighted to welcome Kim J Griffin of 2ndSightPics to join me by the fire for a cosy chat. Kim brings her paganism and deep love of nature to her photography, and produces beautiful pictures that really highlight the magic in nature. She has entranced me with her images, so I was really excited when she agreed to come for a chat. Here we talk about the connection between intuition and creativity, as well as paganism, nature and the environment.

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The Alchemy of Creation

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I am a self-professed control freak. Most of us are. Truly. Deep down. After all, we were sold on a belief of earning our keep. Reward through persistent struggle. Anything worth having requires a fight. Push hard. Be industrious. Sweat it out and get to heaven. Eventually. These beliefs served our species for a long time. Keeping us alive and our society growing. They were hard won beliefs. And in my life, offered a way through many tough times. Rewarding me with scholarships, friends, and careers. In the last few years, I noticed a big shift. A call to a different way of creating.

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