Speaking out about Stigma – My Article in This Life in the Irish Daily Mail

I have just had a wonderful time at the Author at My Table event, more about which later. But there’s one thing I need to mention really quickly. I wrote an article that got published this weekend in the Daily Mail. The article isn’t important because I wrote it. It’s important because it talks aboutContinue reading “Speaking out about Stigma – My Article in This Life in the Irish Daily Mail”

#BooksAreMyBag Picture – and Proper Deportment

Here am I in Dubray Books Dun Laoghaire buying the latest Jennifer Johnston and posing for the lovely Jo for #BooksAreMyBag. Try not to laugh too hard at the contrast between the quote and the picture 🙂 Eva got used to some aspects of life in The Links, like the mediocre food and the customContinue reading “#BooksAreMyBag Picture – and Proper Deportment”

More Signings and a School Reunion

This weekend I was invited by a classmate I’d reconnected with on Twitter to come down to an anniversary celebration school reunion of the past pupils of St Leo’s College, Carlow. I decided, with some trepidation, to say yes. I also knew that it would be a good way to catch up on White FeathersContinue reading “More Signings and a School Reunion”

Reminder: Reading on Saturday in Arthurs Pub for Caca Milis

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be reading from White Feathers at the Caca Milis Old Music Hall Cabaret in Arthurs Pub on Thomas Street next Saturday at 9pm. It definitely won’t be from the same place as I did on the launch – I think Mrs Humphrey Ward needs a bit of aContinue reading “Reminder: Reading on Saturday in Arthurs Pub for Caca Milis”

Goodreads Giveaway, Readings and Links

I promise I will post something of substance soon! But first, if you’re in the UK or Ireland and intrigued by a story of passion, betrayal and World War I, White Feathers, haven’t yet read or bought it, and would like to get your mitts on a copy, O’Brien Press are doing a giveaway withContinue reading “Goodreads Giveaway, Readings and Links”

Launch of White Feathers

Today is the day after the night before. And I am still processing, as one does after a major life event. Last night, in Dubray Bookshop in Grafton St, O’Brien Press gave White Feathers the send-off of a lifetime. To a packed ensemble (I’d been generous with the invitations and there was a great turnout!) MichaelContinue reading “Launch of White Feathers”

Interview with writer Susan Lanigan (Palazzo Rinaldi AIR 2011)

Originally posted on Palazzo Rinaldi artists' Residency | blog :
? Susan, first of all many congratulations on your novel White Feathers, which has been acquired by O’Brien Press Brandon Imprint for publication in autumn 2014.  We are excited for you and can’t wait to read it! Can you tell us first of all what gave you…

My story “Stay Special” to be included in Nature Futures anthology

After a rather turbulent and trying day, I just received a very welcome distraction in a message from Colin Sullivan, editor of Nature Futures: my story “Stay Special”, a dystopian narrative of suppression of age in women, will be featured in the second anthology of Nature Futures stories. (This is a series of hard sci-fiContinue reading “My story “Stay Special” to be included in Nature Futures anthology”