Readings in Dubray Rathmines, Whyte’s in Schull

Last week was rather hectic, but in a good way. I was invited to read at the Dubray 20th Anniversary party in their shop in Rathmines, which I had often browsed a decade or more earlier when I lived in the area so I had many happy memories. Dubray MD Maria Dickenson interviewed several authors,Continue reading “Readings in Dubray Rathmines, Whyte’s in Schull”

White Feathers Christmas Gift Post

Stuck wondering what to buy your partner, relative, friend or colleague for Christmas? Want to give them a passionate, gripping WWI story that will prove to be a  “page-turner” and “beautifully written” with “three-dimensional characters”? Check out these three tweets as an example of feedback received about White Feathers. Or read more reviews here. This ambitious debutContinue reading “White Feathers Christmas Gift Post”

Dubray Books Rathmines 20th Anniversary Party – Thurs 4 Dec

I’m delighted to announce I will be taking part in this event and reading a brief excerpt from White Feathers. It takes place in Dubray Bookshop in the Swan Centre Rathmines at 6pm until 8pm and refreshments are served. There are some other great authors, such as Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea,Continue reading “Dubray Books Rathmines 20th Anniversary Party – Thurs 4 Dec”

Essay – On “Restrained, Elegant Prose”

There’s an old tale often retold in self-help books with Christian roots a la Norman Vincent Peale: an orator recites Psalm 23, “The Lord is my shepherd”, to an audience who listens rapturously to his words and then breaks out into applause when he is finished. After a moment, an old man steps hesitantly upContinue reading “Essay – On “Restrained, Elegant Prose””

Brighton and Eastbourne – And On the BBC!

My trip to England lived up to my expectations in every way. It was wonderful to visit the hinterland of much of the first half of White Feathers – and thanks to Sheila Bugler’s friend Anne-Marie who works at the Eastbourne Herald, I found out that the Links, the name of the school on which I’dContinue reading “Brighton and Eastbourne – And On the BBC!”