Cindy Vallar

Author, Columnist, & Editor
P. O. Box 425, Keller, TX  76244-0425

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My Writings
 Poems, essays, and articles written by Cindy Vallar
"Journey Back to the Scottish Highlands of Yore," Savvy Authors Learning Centre, 21 April 2014.

"The Scottish Thistle -- Inspiration and Passion," My Story, My Way, 16 April 2014. (Excerpt, 19 April 2014)

"What!! No Highland Clans?", Savvy Authors Learning Centre, 4 March 2014.

"
Dragons, Vikings, and Misfits", Savvy Authors Learning Centre, 20 January 2014.
"How to Open Doors to the Past," Savvy Authors, 6 June 2012.

"
í víking, Norse who went plundering," Celtic Guide 1:6 (June 2012), pages 16-19.

"The Lives of Scottish Pirates," Celtic Guide 1:6 (June 2012), pages 5-8.

"Dominique Youx, Intrepid Warrior," The Laffite Society Chronicles XVIII:1 (February 2012), pages 10-25.

"Oh To Be A Pirate," NJ Shore Life, August 2011.

"Those Men in Kilts," Savvy Authors, 11 July 2011.

"Opening Doors into the Past: Writing Historical Fiction," Mare's Place, 6 July 2011.

"The Case for Authors' Notes in Historical Fiction," Solander, May 2011 (15:1), pages 2-5. (PDF)

"Immerse Yourself in Scotland's Otherworld," FF&P Blog, 22 February 2011.

"10 Things You Didn’t Know about The Scottish Thistle," Queen of Happy Endings, 2 December 2009.
 
"Never Refuse a Gift," As the Pages Turn, 2 December 2009.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published," Drey’s Library, 4 December 2009.
 
"How to Research Your Story before Writing Your Book," The Book Faery Reviews, 9 December 2009.
 
"What Inspired Me to Write The Scottish Thistle," Simply Stacie, 10 December 2009.

"Who's Who Aboard Ship," Pirates! Fact and Legend 25 September 2009.

"The Pirate's Life at Sea," Pirates! Fact and Legend 25 September 2009.

"Pirate Code of Conduct vs. Naval Discipline," Pirates! Fact and Legend 25 September 2009.
The Piper (newsletter of the Red River Branch of the Clan Cameron Assn. of North America
Historical Tidbit . . . Moira Cameron, Beefeater, October 2007 (XIII: 3), page 7.
Historical Note . . . Alexander Cameron, September 2006 (X:3), page 6.

Beware! Banned Books! - Solander, November 2006 (10:2) pages 17-21.
(cover story)
"Who Is Leopold Sedar Senghor?", Noahsays.com, April 2000.

"What Was the Marais des Cygnes Massacre?", Noahsays.com, January 2000.

Achieving the Dream - Simahoyo's World, advice from published writers, November 2000

Seton Keough Bookery -- monthly newsletter for The Seton Keough High School, 1998-1999

"Empowering Teachers Through Telecommunications," Kidtalk News, 1995 (contributor)

"Internet: Fad or Important Resource?", KIDTALK News, May 1995.

MANSEF Field Trip Directory, 1993

"Keepsake Memories," Chalk Talk, Spring 1993.

"Keepsake Memories," Memorandum, 1991

"Kidsnet," Memorandum, 1991

"Thomas Wilson Sanatarium Gives the HMCS Library $21,000 Grant," Chalk Talk, 1990

Booknotes -- monthly newsletter for Hannah More School, 1989-1998

Footnotes -- monthly newsletter for The Brynes School, 1988-1989
 
Midnight Dreaming - Inscriptions Contest Entry

Library Notes -- monthly newsletter for Our Lady of Pompei Schools, 1978-1987
The Traveller - Soliloquy, Winter 1974 (Manheim Township HS Literary Magazine)

Sunset - American Collegiate Poets, Fall Concours 1976 (Special Award)

Feelings of Loneliness - American Collegiate Poets, Spring Concours 1977 (Special Award)

Morning Tide


Reviews not found on Recommended Reads or The Bonnie Bookaneer:
1812: The Land between Flowing Waters by Ken Leland
Alexandra's Secret by Annie Laura Smith
Bellringer by J. Robert Janes
The Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan
Consuming Fire by Kathleen Morgan
A Heart for Home by Lauraine Snelling
The Highlander's Sword by Amanda Forester
Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove
Kansas Bleeds by Melody Groves
The Madonna List by Max Foran
The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap
Must the Maiden Die: A Seneca Falls Historical Mystery by Miriam Grace Monfredo
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Rivers of Gold by Tracie Peterson
The Rogue Pirate's Bride by Shana Galen
The Soldier's Daughter by Roby James
The Spithead Nymph by Jan Needle
A Time for Treason by Anne Newton Walther


© 2010 Cindy Vallar


Home
About Me
Appearances & Book Signings
Editing Services
E-Books Historical Fiction vs. History My Excerpts: Novels My Excerpts: Short Stories
My Other Writings My Reviews Pirates & Privateers Recommended Books to Read
Research: Favorite Links Research: My Resources Scotland: Clan Cameron Scotland: Highlands Workshop Photos
Scotland: Thistle's Scotland 1 Scotland: Thistle's Scotland 2 Web Rings & Memberships Website Awards
Workshops Contact Me Sign My Guestbook Subscribe to my T&P Newsletter