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Women’s History Month: Meditations on Women and War

March 1, 2022 Nicole Evelina 0

Happy Women’s History Month, everyone! Here in the U.S. I am blessed to be celebrating this month in peace, but I have been thinking a lot about the women of Ukraine, who are once again bravely defending their homes, some for the second or third time in their lives. From members of Parliament to citizens […]

Tour the House of Mercy

June 23, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

The very last scene of Consequences takes place in the House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland. I was fortunate to spend a week there several years ago (we even slept in an adjoining building.) Part of our reason for being there was to help the Sisters create materials for a fundraising campaign […]

Tour Coolock House

June 21, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

If you’ve gotten to the part in Consequences where Margaret visits Catherine McAuley at Coolock house, you may be wondering what it really looks like. After all, there was only space in the story to describe the outside, the entryway and one room. Luckily, I was able to tour it several years ago and I […]

The Life of Catherine McAuley (1778-1841)

June 18, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

If you’ve read my novella, Consequences, or even just the back cover copy, you’ll notice it takes place during the life of Catherine McAuley, a woman most people, especially outside of Ireland, have never heard of. I found out about her nearly 18 years ago when I started working at my current day job. We […]

Consequences Novella Now Available for Pre-order!

April 26, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

You may remember a year or so ago (okay two) when I mentioned I was writing a short story for an anthology to aid survivors of human trafficking. Well, the anthology didn’t come to pass, but my story did and it will hit virtual shelves June 16 in ebook format. It turned out to be […]