Joyce D’Auria

About me

Joyce D’Auria, nee Milne, was born and brought up in Coatbridge, Scotland. She has worked as a registered nurse, licensed counsellor and Reiki practitioner. As an author she fondly remembers her grandparents’ stories, told in their rich Scottish dialect and these, along with her own extensive travel and research, these helped breathe life into the nineteenth-century world she travels in her books MY BLOOD IS ROYAL and soon to be published in summer 2013 BILLY BOY. More about the author and her books can be found on her website:
She lives on the west coast of Florida on a quiet bayou with her husband, Paul and two cats and enjoys visits from her daughter, Linda, a gifted editor, and other Scottish relatives who live stateside.

From my website

My Blood is Royal – Scottish Historical Novel

MY BLOOD IS ROYAL A Scottish historical novel by Joyce Mine D’Auria Curl up with an adventure tale steeped in real Scottish history or send to a friend for a holiday gift. Loch Rannoch – Lizzie’s birth place. Lizzie MacGregor was barely a woman when her family left their stone cottage,…

Mum’s Lumpy Scottish Porridge

Scottish porridge advertisement from the Scott’s Porage Oats company Scottish Porridge Advice I have given this advice before regarding Scottish porridge, but it bears repeating: Do not eat it with the BIG Scottish breakfast. You’ll hurt yourself. However, a bowl of homemade Porridge, by itself with whatever you decide to enhance…

Rainstorming – Scotland Weather

Scotland Weather and the National Dialogue Scotland weather may be full of rain and grey skies, but offers beautiful rainbows, too! Och! it’s rainin’ again!!! I read one time that the Inuit have thirty words for snow. Och, that’s nothing! We Scots have at least that many for RAIN. I…

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