Today I Got My Copy of the Book

With great excitement I went to the sorting office with my receipt slip to collect a package left for me. Sure enough it was my author copy of White Feathers. There is something about picking up the actual book, and knowing this is it. It feels gorgeous and is so beautifully produced. It looks so likeContinue reading “Today I Got My Copy of the Book”

Emmeline Pankhurst and the White Feather

I was travelling back from a truly wonderful holiday in West Cork – which included a boat trip to Cape Clear, a swim in Lough Ine, a meeting with Elizabeth and her hubby, and the reading of many, many books – when I heard presenter George Hook on his Newstalk radio programme declare himself “aContinue reading “Emmeline Pankhurst and the White Feather”

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…

On Passing the New Menin Gate – More World War I Reflections

  Who will remember, passing through this Gate, the unheroic dead who fed the guns? Who shall absolve the foulness of their fate,- Those doomed, conscripted, unvictorious ones? Crudely renewed, the Salient holds its own. Paid are its dim defenders by this pomp; Paid, with a pile of peace-complacent stone, The armies who endured thatContinue reading “On Passing the New Menin Gate – More World War I Reflections”

Stigma and “Cowardice” in World War I and Some Thoughts

Today is Easter, the festival of renewal and hope. The story of the crucifixion and redemption is a powerful one. I hope everyone who celebrates has a good day. I’m continuing to work through the novel, and will be blogging more about some of the historical events that inspired it over the coming months. Editing theContinue reading “Stigma and “Cowardice” in World War I and Some Thoughts”

Today I am Rather Excited

…because I have got an email from the publishers to let me know that I have been assigned an editor and the edits are due to start on White Feathers next week. I am very excited about working with Liz Hudson, who has a great portfolio. I’m honoured to be numbered among Claire Kilroy andContinue reading “Today I am Rather Excited”