Historical Fiction – Christmas Gift Suggestion

Well it is that time of year again, and if you are stuck finding a present for a friend or relative who loves entrancing stories, intelligent historical fiction and a bit of war – and by an Irish writer – why not buy them a copy of White Feathers or Lucia’s War, both available inContinue reading “Historical Fiction – Christmas Gift Suggestion”

Lucia’s War – Apple and Kobo Pre-Order Discount!

Pleased to announce that I have a second edition of Lucia’s War out on 5th December on Apple and Kobo, other outlets pending! I also plan a paperback edition, a small-size one, which will come out early next year. The main difference is that I have added a paragraph to the Acknowledgements section to nameContinue reading “Lucia’s War – Apple and Kobo Pre-Order Discount!”

Words Ireland – Diversity and Inclusion session

I took part in a Words Ireland diversity and inclusion online meeting earlier in the week – well, more properly, the excellent speakers did, while I wrote long ranty questions in the chat margins ­čÖé It was chaired by Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan and participants included the Trans Writers Union and Small Trans Library, Poetry Ireland, SkeinContinue reading “Words Ireland – Diversity and Inclusion session”

#BlackHistoryMonth UK Promo – and Why I am Making Lucia’s War Free

To mark Black History Month in the UK, I am putting Lucia’s War free on Amazon Kindle for 5 days. Click on the picture above to download! People might ask me why I would put it out there and incur no royalties. The reason is that at present I do not have a financial relationshipContinue reading “#BlackHistoryMonth UK Promo – and Why I am Making Lucia’s War Free”

White Feathers – Bulgarian Paperback Edition

Delighted to receive the Bulgarian paperback edition of White Feathers (entitled “Beli Pera”) in the post today. So exciting to see the book in a different language and a *very* different cover but it looks fantastic. Surprised that I don’t entirely dis-resemble the cover pic! This is my joy and I’m delighted to share it.Continue reading “White Feathers – Bulgarian Paperback Edition”

Update on the Trans Writers Union Petition

Hello, a quick update on my earlier post about the Trans Writers’ Union petition to boycott the Irish Times until they stop endorsing conversation therapy of trans people and use more compassionate and respectful language when referring to same. It’s been moved here to avoid the abusive language used by TERFs on the previous page.Continue reading “Update on the Trans Writers Union Petition”

I Support the Trans Writers Union

I have mentioned the Trans Writers Union before in the context of their complaint to the Press Ombudsman regarding a review of a contentious book in the Independent. Then, I expressed concern that authors weren’t sufficiently speaking up against bad behaviour against trans people in the Irish media, promptly got TERF-swarmed, and locked my accountContinue reading “I Support the Trans Writers Union”