Highland Games: Research and Kilts!

2014 NHHG Games 006I have written several novellas that wove a tale around Scottish dragons, and used my love of modern Scottish Highland Games to weave tales of time travel, and ancient Highlanders. Since my family volunteers annually at the New Hampshire Highland Games every September, I filled notebook after notebook with my interpretation of the sights, smells, sounds, and history of the games.

What do modern games have to do with a story of ancient Highlanders? I use modern day people and ancient Scottish folk, then twist their lives around Highland games and hunky athletes in kilts.

I fill my romance novels with sexual tension, costumes, weaponry, sports, 2013 NHHG 026food, craft displays, music, and vendors beneath tents selling everything under the sun. The aroma of meat pies mingles with the tang of fresh-squeezed lemonade. Sheep, herded by a border collie, run near tent-covered platforms where pretty girls dance a Highland fling. Bagpipers march while craftspeople spin wool or tell tales to kids; these are a few of the tastes, sounds, and sights that have found their way into my paranormal books.

Hubby and I are proud members of Clan Gunn and Clan MacBean. Dozens of clan tents at the games help visitors discover their heritage.

If you stop by the games this month, please stop at the Information tent and say ‘hi’ to me! For more info about these annual games click HERE. I have six titles with the Scottish time travel themes. Please check them out today!

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All three books in the

HIGHLAND GAMES THROUGH TIME series

shown above are available FREE for Kindle Unlimited Users

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These are the latest three books in the

KILTED ATHLETES THROUGH TIME series

that are available everywhere.

Check all of Nancy’s Book links HERE

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About Nancy Lee Badger

Nancy Lee Badger has fond memories of growing up on Long Island. After meeting her husband while attending college in New Hampshire, and raising two handsome sons, Nancy moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. She returns to New Hampshire every fall to volunteer with her family at the NH Highland Games, surrounded by kilts & bagpipes (and Scottish shortbread!) Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, the Celtic Heart Romance Writers and the Triangle Association of Freelancers.

Posted on September 1, 2015, in An Authors Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I wish I lived in the area- sounds like fun! Enjoy!

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