Elizabeth Murray has come up with this Twitter hashtag as a way of checking in with other authors working on first drafts. I have some time at the moment to work away on my own first draft so am making use of the hashtag on Twitter. I will try to blog bits about it, but this […]
Greetings all, Have you got a desire to write and want to take it further? Interested in a one-day writing course run by a novelist and short story writer shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year and the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award? If so I will be running an intensive writing workshop in […]
I’ve just had a wonderful Friday night and Saturday down in Enniscorthy at the Wexford Literary Festival, at the invitation of its organiser, novelist Carmel Harrington. I can heartily recommend it for aspiring and working authors. I came down on the Friday by train and stayed in the most wonderful, peaceful guesthouse a short distance from […]
Tomorrow I hope to blog about the wonderful time I had at the Wexford Literary Festival. But tonight I want to make a quick note about an utter stuff-up I just made on Goodreads while browsing with my Kindle. There is some bug in Kindle Fire that makes the keypad jump around and type nonsense. […]
Hello all, here is where I make a foray into the world of science fiction! Pleased to announce that To Shape The Dark, an anthology of feminist science fiction compiled and edited by Athena Andreadis and featuring my Chekhovesque (well I can only hope!) story “Ward 7”, is being welcomed to the world on 1st […]
I’m not sure how I stumbled on this but I noticed that White Feathers is currently ranking very highly in the Kindle Historical Fiction section on Amazon Australia, coming in at 140. I suspect it’s because the digital list price has been reduced by AUS$11 🙂 Screengrab: But…it’s also worth reflecting that in WWI the Australians […]
Over on writing.ie, I talk about the importance of business cards, along with authors Catherine Ryan Howard and Andrea Carter. Hop over and have a read if you’re wondering why they’re a good idea!
Part of the South Leinster Way going through Inistioge Forty Days in the Desert From Ash Wednesday to today, I chose to abstain from social media to mark Lent. (With a four-day interruption caused by the Arch-Tempter Himself, Mr Amazon) This was because I wanted to live more meaningfully and in the moment. I wanted […]
(In euros that is €1.30 – half the price of a cappuccino in Cafe Nero down the docks.) I’m very excited to see White Feathers available at such a massive discount on Amazon UK and do hope that will encourage anyone who adores sweeping, epic narrative and seeks stories of passion, history and war to […]
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