Unfortunate Stars – Blog Tour

Between August 15 and 25, I had an audiobook blog tour organised by Kelly Lacey from Love Books Tours. This idea was inspired by the earlier review of Unfortunate Stars on Audiobookish podcast – huge thanks again to Fahed Rahman for featuring it on the pod – he and Poppy provided such an inspiring andContinue reading “Unfortunate Stars – Blog Tour”

Michael O’Brien

I have just learned of the passing of Michael O’Brien, founder and director of O’Brien Press, who was a cheerleader for White Feathers from the very start, ever since the Novel Fair in 2013. He was also married to my wonderful then-agent, Svetlana Pironko (you should have seen the back-and-forth on that publishing agreement :))Continue reading “Michael O’Brien”

Lost Launches – featuring Lucia’s War

Hello folks, my long-time friends Fiction at the Friary along with Cork City Libraries are running an event called Lost Launches at St Peter’s Arts Centre, North Main Street, Cork at 3pm tomorrow 24 April. I’ll be present with several other authors who launched during the pandemic and an actor will read out excerpts fromContinue reading “Lost Launches – featuring Lucia’s War”

“Beautiful writing”…Audiobookish Podcast Review of Unfortunate Stars

I feel truly blessed by divine auguries to have received this gift of a review today. A few months back, Fahed Rahman from Audiobookish podcast contacted me to ask if I would be interested in having the audiobook of Unfortunate Stars featured on an episode. He and his co-host Poppy Knight have just issued theirContinue reading ““Beautiful writing”…Audiobookish Podcast Review of Unfortunate Stars”

Lucia’s War – Goodreads Giveaway (US Only)

I haven’t felt much like sharing my thoughts recently due to the dreadful news of war and wickedness about, but there’s a Goodreads giveaway of Kindle copies of Lucia’s War in progress, from today until the 17th. Only open to U.S. readers unfortunately because that’s how Goodreads rolls. I’ll be trying other platforms later. SeeContinue reading “Lucia’s War – Goodreads Giveaway (US Only)”

White Feathers and More on Shepherd.Com

When Ben Fox and his lovely team on Shepherd.com contacted me with a promotion opportunity for White Feathers and a request to list five favourite books on a topic of my choosing, I was delighted to oblige. Featuring Lia Mills, Martine Madden, Ruqaya Izzidien, Sebastian Barry and Adam Hochshild. Here is the link – enjoyContinue reading “White Feathers and More on Shepherd.Com”

Sensitivity Reading and Lucia’s War – Writing.ie Article

In the wake of the dismal rhetoric surrounding the Kate Clanchy affair, which dragged on for months, I noticed that mainstream media in the UK were wilfully misunderstanding sensitivity readings, or, as I prefer to call them, expert reads. The reality is so different from their endless whinging and moaning about freedom of speech andContinue reading “Sensitivity Reading and Lucia’s War – Writing.ie Article”