Credit: Enrique Meseguer I love gothic novels. Everything from Edgar Allen Poe to Laura Purcell, Bram Stoker to Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I find the blend of dark romanticism, ominous characters, decaying grandeur, curses and the supernatural simply irresistible. My favourite novel as a teenager was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Set on the desolate… Continue reading Betwixt – A gothic short story
Who needs chocolates and flowers when you can spend an arbitrary date in February curled up with a beautiful book?! So for all you sleepy-heads who missed reading The Story Collector the first time around, you have one week to download it for just 99p! ‘Told with all the warmth and charm of a fairytale’… Continue reading Spread The Words
If you have managed to miss the exciting news that The Story Collector was reviewed in The Irish Times last weekend, then well done to you because I have been telling everyone I know and many people I don’t! To celebrate, The Story Collector is available to download for 99p all weekend on Amazon and… Continue reading Special Offer
To all of my readers, past and present, I hope you enjoy this atmospheric short story (with a nod to the Gothic genre), which is now available to download for free here: Barnes & Noble Kobo iTunes Smashwords Amazon Please leave a review and let me know what you… Continue reading Fancy a quick read…
Happy Irish Fiction Fortnight everybody! If you haven’t heard of it, get your monocles over to Bleach House Library and the lovely Margaret Bonass Madden, who came up with whole idea of celebrating Irish fiction writers for two wonderful weeks. Just use the hashtag #IrishFictionFortnight to find out more about the writers featured (Carmel Harrington, Ella… Continue reading 99c Special Offer for #IrishFictionFortnight
We are completely spoilt for choice in Ireland when it comes to castles. And even on a wet day (or a soft day I should say!) Aughnanure Castle still casts a magical spell. Located just 30 minutes drive from Galway City, it made the ideal day trip for the long weekend. Readers of The Cross… Continue reading Another day, another castle!
Today is the day! I’m celebrating the official release of my new novel, The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris I am so excited to launch my second book. This is a very big day for me as an author, and so to celebrate with all of my loyal readers, The Mysterious Bakery On… Continue reading The Wait Is Over!
So I decided to ramp up the cuteness factor to 11, when I got my two nieces to help me make a promo video for my upcoming book launch (9th June people – mark it in your diaries!). Several jokes were harmed during the making of this video – what can I say? I’ll never… Continue reading Book Trailer – The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris
As many self-published authors will tell you, it can be a bit cringe-worthy having to blow your own trumpet, so it’s always nice when somebody else does it for you! Trish at Between My Lines recently wrote such a wonderful review of The Cross Of Santiago that I had to share it here. It really… Continue reading Irish 4 Star Review
I’ve often heard the adage, “Write about what you know”, but I’m not sure if I agree. My own novel, The Cross Of Santiago is based around the ideas of reincarnation and past life regression. I have personal experience of neither, but a huge interest in the area and a quirky enough imagination to write… Continue reading Write about what you love