About Erin O’Quinn

Erin O’Quinn is my pen name. For the purpses of this blog, it’s my author name for novels set in the time of St. Patrick—in the turbulent time around 432-434 AD when Patrick had just been sent to Ireland by the Pontiff in Rome to convert the pagans of a land even the Romans had shunned.

Few romance authors have ventured to this uber-dark ages era of Ireland. The clan names and interrelations are complex. The Brehon law that ruled the land for centuries is likewise convoluted and multifaceted, based more on cattle (it seems) than men. I was drawn to this time and place by the very knowledge that few people had written about the setting, and about the rough clansmen, cattle barons, druids and others who had held the Romans at bay for centuries.

I also have written several novels, novellas and even two short stories about Picts in Scotland. Old World Wales and Britannia are here too, in the updates as I continue my Spring house-cleaning.

My abiding interest in languages, especially my fascination with the sensuous-sounding Gaelige tongue, is reflected in my novels, as well as a love for mythology, folklore, flora/fauna, and the arts martial.

I’ll add more about myself as time permits. Meanwhile, I’m slowly updating these posts with new info, new links, new covers…new Celtic fire from the ashes.

You may see some non-existent links and ? instead of photos if you look through the archives. but I’m working to update everything. 😀

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You wil see references to my work here and there throughout this blog. In brief:

Erin O’Quinn’s author pages:

Kindle US http://amzn.to/1w8PVgI

Kindle UK http://amzn.to/24BcIcj

*Queer Romance Ink http://bit.ly/2mnG1hL  (links, reviews, etc.)

Sea to Sky http://bit.ly/2lJ72bd (epub or pdf links, excerpts)

Smashwords http://bit.ly/1s3cf1q  (epub)

*QRI is the best for my M/M work, because everything is there at a click. You just have to wait a few moments for the data to kick in!

Facebook main page https://www.facebook.com/bonita.franks 

Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/ErinOQuinnEroticWriting/ 

Twitter https://twitter.com/erinoquinn_erin 

Blog “The Man in Romance” https://romancemanlove.wordpress.com

Blog “Ac´cent Gay Lit Authors” https://gaylitauthors.wordpress.com

Blog “Gaslight M/Mysteries” https://caitlinfire.wordpress.com

Blog “Celtic Fire” https://erinsromance.wordpress.com 

Blog “Footprints in the Wind” (just getting started: flash fic/poetry/etc.)


10 thoughts on “About Erin O’Quinn

  1. Deborah

    “Definition of THE WRITER: Someone who spends a lifetime in solitude for the sake of communication.” Wish I’d said that…Deborah from Texas


  2. Dear Deborah,
    I think that the most successful writers are those who also spend time in vast appreciation of other people, whether they speak with those other people or not . . . else how could they possibly begin to understand the human condition?

    It was really nice of you to stop by with such a provocative thought to sift through our minds. Thanks so much….slán, Erin


  3. Okay, Michael…as soon as I crawl out from under my veggie wrap and find a bit of spare time! I’ll email them to you. See my Goodreads bio for their names, just to prove that they exist at least on a different thread of cyberspace. 🙂 Erin


    1. Dear Rionna, Wow! I am overwhelmed by your kind remarks! The whole subject of Ireland and the Gaelic spirit is very much alive to me, and the research I’ve done for my novels has opened literally hundreds of tantalizing areas to write about. I hope that the readers of my works will be able to come here and see for themselves what a shillelagh looks like, for example, from the bush to the weapon itself… or what kind of birds and wildlife were abundant 1500 years ago. I sure hope you’ll be back to visit.
      Slán, Erin


    1. Hi, dear Lb.

      I’m glad you like them. Every one has been selected with a lot of heart and a smile too. Come back and visit. The next blog will be on the sacred wells and the clootie trees found throughout Scotland, Ireland and other celtic lands.The pics are intriguing!


  4. Lizbeth

    Dear Erin,
    I found your blog during my internetsearch for “irish herbs and plants”.

    I study the lore of our local and traditional herbs in the Phytaro-School, in Dortmund, Germany. Next year I planned to pass my diploma there ;-). One part of the diploma is a therotical work as a project-homework. The course-members have to think about potential topics themselves.

    I wondered, if you would be so kind, to tell me 2-3 different herbs, that you experienced to be specific for the irish traditional culture and have a remedy-function.

    Other colleagues of mine will write about traditional, oriental herbs, but I’m really fascinated in the Irish/ Irish Gaelic culture and so I wanted to discuss different Irish and different local herbs.

    Thank you very much for your reply!

    With kind regards,


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