Politics, Religion and the Penal Laws in 19th Century Ireland

June 25, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

In the beginning of Consequences, Lord Montgomery and Daniel O’Connell (a historical person) discuss politics over dinner. Here’s a little more information on what was going on at the time in case their conversation left you a little confused. Today we think of Ireland as primarily a Catholic country – except for Northern Ireland which […]

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 […]

International Domestic Workers Day

June 16, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

In the 10 years I’ve been blogging (10 years today, actually!), I’ve never done two posts in one day because I don’t want to annoy you, my lovely readers. However, I am making an exception today because it is not only publication day for my new novella, Consequences, but also International Domestic Workers Day, which […]

Consequences is Out Today!

June 16, 2021 Nicole Evelina 0

All decisions have consequences. Some are deadly. Others never let you go. What would you do if your current living situation put you in mortal peril but you had no one to turn to? How would you feel if someone you trusted betrayed you to someone with ill intent? What would you do if someone […]

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 […]