Above is a caption-enabled Instagram Live performance of my story “The Defamation Suit”. It starts about three minutes in where I stand up. The story is inspired by countering SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) and widespread abuse of the laws by bad actors who use legal letters to wedge themselves into untouchable positions ofContinue reading “Performance of The Defamation Suit”
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Launch of Cork Words 3 Anthology
Originally posted on Susan Lanigan – WWI Historical Fiction:
Photograph of SL in Cork City Library holding a copy of Cork Words 3 anthology I’m delighted to be featured in this short story and poetry collection compiled by Cork City Libraries and officially launched this afternoon. I had a kind librarian take this pic for…
Circle of Life community garden, Salthill, Galway – from galwaytourism.ie I private locked another blog post where I was processing literary world trauma. This is because while this is ongoing work for me, I want to change up the narrative a bit.
Please Direct All Vexatious Legal Threats to My Oncologist
I’ve just finished writing a scene in a new novel in progress I’m working on. It’s very early on, first draft energy, and…it’s disgusting. It’s probably the most revolting imagery I’ve ever put down on the page, and I’m loving every minute of it. This was just after submitting the novel about climate change, biodiversityContinue reading “Please Direct All Vexatious Legal Threats to My Oncologist”
White Feathers Bookshop Open!
I received a mail from my publisher last week letting me know that the paperback of White Feathers would shortly be out of print. I was asked it I wanted any of the remaining stock and I requested all 103 remaining copies. With the 10 I already had, that leaves me with 112 copies ofContinue reading “White Feathers Bookshop Open!”
Interview on Cork Creative Podcast
Delighted that my interview with Geraldine from Be Cork Creative is now up! It was fun, frank and no-nonsense. I talk about and more! Click on the below to play directly from Spotify, or go here for all podcast links.
Launch of Cork Words 3 Anthology
I’m delighted to be featured in this short story and poetry collection compiled by Cork City Libraries and officially launched this afternoon. I had a kind librarian take this pic for me on 17th January when I collected my contributor’s copy. Regretfully I can’t make it today due to illness and recovery, but I willContinue reading “Launch of Cork Words 3 Anthology”
If you are looking for this post about online anon abuse by a prominent Irish writer, I’m afraid it has been taken down. The whole thing was becoming a bit drive-by and I want to refocus. Apologies! If you want to know what it’s about, please message me with some details about who you are,Continue reading “Post removed”
PSA: Listowel Writers Week Competitions – Avoid For Now
I follow Listowel Writers Week. It is a very popular annual literary event in Ireland that attracts international attention and very good prizes. There has been some tension between the voluntary body and the Arts Council which has resulted in a new curator coming on board. That isn’t what I wish to highlight, though. OneContinue reading “PSA: Listowel Writers Week Competitions – Avoid For Now”
Kevin Higgins 1967 – 2023
“I have looked the possibility of my own extinction in the eye” poet Kevin Higgins wrote recently. That possibility sadly, yesterday, became a fact. Kevin, a firebrand, an ally, someone unafraid to ruffle feathers, passed away after a long illness and confinement in hospital.