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Welcome to the Official Website of Award-Winning
Genre Author and Editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail



Photo taken by Mike McPhail at Newgrange in Ireland

First, what is Sidhe na Daire and why is it the name of my site? Sidhe na Daire (pronounced Shee na Dare) means Fairy or Elf of the Oak. My maiden name, Ackley, means in an oak valley. Given that I have made my start in the literary world with Yesterday's Dreams, an urban fantasy based on Celtic mythology and legends of the Tuatha de Danaan, who are also known as the Sidhe, the next progression was to combine all of these elements as integral to who I am. And thus the site was named.

Second, my symbol. The tri-spiral is found as a carving on many megolithic monuments throughout Ireland. Most noted of these is Newgrange, as per the above photograph of the entrance to the structure. During a tour of the mound we learned that the tri-spiral represented the concept of Body, Mind, and Spirit in perfect unity, but was also used as a symbol for both bards and learned individuals among the ancient Celts. It only seemed fitting that I adopt the symbol to represent Sidhe na Daire.

So, again, Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the site. It contains information on all of my books, as well as highlights on my crafting and costuming efforts. If you have any questions about anything you find here, please feel free to email me.


Best regards,

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Danielle with Jeff Young, the man behind the Watch the Skies readers' group in Camp Hill, PA.

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and convention appearances.

Please contact to make arrangments:
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Upcoming Author Events


That Medieval Thing
 Drew University
April 26

 

The Maryland Faerie Festival

Darlington, MD

May 9-11

 

Balticon

Hunt Valley, MD

Memorial Day Weekend

 

 


 

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Bad-Ass Faeries 4: It's Elemental

Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental to release in 2014. Watch for updates.

Athena's Daughters

My Story, Looking Back, which will appear in Silence in the Library's anthology Athena's Daughters, received an Honorable Mention in the Writer's of the Future Contest


New Releases


Hellfire Lounge 4
Hellfire Lounge
January 2014

Consigned to the Sea
Consigned to the Sea
Dark Quest Books
March 2014

Speculations from New Jersey
Speculations from New Jersey
GSS Writers
March 2014

Trouble on the Water
Trouble on the Water
Dark Quest Books
April 2014


Upcoming Releases


Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn
Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn
Dark Quest Books
May 2014

Bad-Ass Faeries 4: It's Elemental
Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental
Dark Quest Books
May 2014

Lucky 13
Lucky 13
Padwolf Publishing
May 2014

Athena's Daughters
Athena's Daughters
Silence in the Library Press
June 2014


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