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JENNY CATALANO’S BLOG FOR CELTIC NATIONS MAGAZINE

Jenny Catalano is a children’s writer and illustrator. She lives in Eastern Australia where she is inspired by the natural environment and drawn to ancient worlds through her family history.

 


ARGYLL TO AUSTRALIA

The head of Loch Gilp: Lochgilphead, a small town is where the story begins. Seeped in Celtic history from cairns to castles, my Mackay ancestors (5 generation back) then sailed on to remote tropical rainforests of Queensland mid 1890s, after the death…
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Pictish Culture Alive and Well…

Not only is the history of the Pict tribes attracting interest because of their mysterious past, so is Hamish Lamley’s passion on BBC television! “Leatherwork is my connection to the past. It is my way to solve problems as our…
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Inspired by St. Brighid

Behind the artwork of the Rowan Tree… Earlier this year I came across a submission open for creatives to send work to be chosen in the “Voices of the Grove: Beltane 2021-2022 The Call of Brighid” journal-diary (Volume two in…
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Meet a Grandma with Royal Flair!

Marg Gibbs, Australian Children’s Author shares her thoughts and insight into Self-Publishing and more. The last 6-8 months I have been conversing, creating and connecting with Marg in a poetry anthology called Kingdom of Rooms – Poems for Children Who…
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Ronan and the Mermaid

  Buy Now On Amazon Rónán and the Mermaid by Marianne McShane 2020Review by Jenny CatalanoA resurgence of Old Ireland gets unearthed in the beautiful picture book, Ronan and the Mermaid. Be swept away into another world of mystery and…
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