Books, I am learning, have a life of their own. Long after the story has left my pen, I watch it dip and rise on the tides. It amazes me – the power of a book to go on its own journey, as if the author is but a distant spot on the horizon. Such… Continue reading The Heirloom – a treasured inheritance
What started out as a hypnotherapy session with the ‘dreadlocks guy’ from the local five-a-side football team, quickly turned into so much more… It’s not your typical ‘meet cute’, but this is how my debut novel, The Heirloom, starts out. Set in my hometown of Galway, it follows the story of Amanda, a young woman… Continue reading The Story Behind The Story
‘Tis almost the season to start thinking about giving and to celebrate the launch of the new paperback version of The Heirloom, I am giving away 3 signed copies over on Goodreads. This is open to residents in Ireland only this time, just so I can make the Christmas post! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Heirloom… Continue reading The Heirloom Giveaway
I enjoy a challenge. And if I can do it sitting down, all the better. Cue my obsession with reading and writing dual timelines. The marmite of the literary world, dual timelines can either thrill or annoy a reader and as a writer of the genre, I’ve found myself oscillating between both emotions on more… Continue reading A Tale Of Two Timelines
It’s summer. You all want a good read. Something you can really get your teeth into, historical fiction with a modern twist? I’m only too happy to oblige! Get your peepers over to Amazon UK and Amazon US where you can download a copy of my novel, The Cross Of Santiago for only 99p/c until… Continue reading Ye Olde Kindle Countdown Deal
The one thing you can’t beat about good old-fashioned paperback books, is when a friend lends you their copy with the words, “You’ll love this”. It was actually a neighbour of my sister’s who, having read my debut novel, suggested I read her copy of Ferney by James Long. A beautifully crafted novel about the everlasting… Continue reading A borrower or a lender… be!
The lovely people at Writing.ie recently asked me to write an article for their ‘Better Fiction Guides’ and so I decided to do a piece on how to write ‘Time-Slip’. Historical Fiction is so popular right now, but now if you’re looking for that extra oomph, both as a writer and a reader, Time-Slip offers… Continue reading Time Keeps On Slipping…
I was so excited to see another four star review for The Cross Of Santiago! It is extra special because the reviewer is a member of the Online Book Club, a great online resource for readers who love to talk about books and recommend their favourites. I cannot stress enough how gratifying it feels to… Continue reading Another 4 Star Review ****
I am happy to announce that The Cross Of Santiago is now available to purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. For the price of a good latte (or even a mediocre one!) you can have a door-stopper of a read, full of adventure, romance, history and a few laughs along the way. But don’t… Continue reading Launch Day Is Here!!