Tag Archives: Irish fiction

Launching The Yankee Years Series

This week we marked the anniversary of D-Day, more than seventy years after the invasion began. Even after so many years have elapsed, the events of that day and the weeks and months that followed still resonate with us. As … Continue reading

Posted in June 2015 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Historical Novel Blog Tour

This week I’m delighted to be part of the Historical Novel Blog Tour which has been running since late last year, hosted by my fellow historical fiction author, Tiffani Burnett-Velez. Every Monday the tour stops at another historical fiction author’s … Continue reading

Posted in February 2015, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Liv Thomas Knows Two Heads Are Better Than One

Several months ago I read a heartwarming and engaging novel, Beneath An Irish Sky, and I enjoyed its fresh take on Irish society and life. The novel is written under the pen name Isabella Connor. Isabella is actually two authors, … Continue reading

Posted in August 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

St Patrick’s Weekend Free Offer

Ireland has always been a place of tales and legends. In bygone days storytellers at campfires regaled their listeners with their tales and held them spellbound.  Do you fancy a yarn? Or two? Or half a dozen? On St Patrick’s … Continue reading

Posted in March 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Counting Down to Christm…No, A Kindle Countdown

How many days left until Christmas? We’re counting down, aren’t we? Yes, it’s just around the corner now and I should be counting but there’s something else that’s distracted me. Starting today Hitler and Mars Bars is available for .99 … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Important Is Place To A Story?

Are you drawn to a book partly by where it’s set? I am sometimes. My novel, Hitler and Mars Bars, and my short story collection, Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves, are both set not far from where I live in Ireland. … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Would I Deceive You? No, But Laura Elliot Might

I recently discovered a new author, Laura Elliot – new to me, she’s been writing for a number of years. I found her novel The Prodigal Sister a gripping and poignant story. The characters in the novel were a mix … Continue reading

Posted in February 2013 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Are Ireland’s Own and Writing.IE Linked This Week?

For the past few months I’ve been keeping a low profile. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle – I’ve been hidden away working hard on several projects. And this week a couple pieces I’ve written have found their way … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

O’Dowd Duo’s First Novel: The Scarlet Ribbon

The Scarlet Ribbon by Derry O’Dowd is the novel which was chosen to launch The History Press Ireland’s fiction line. Last week I featured the author of another one of this publisher’s titles, Annemarie Neary who wrote A Parachute in … Continue reading

Posted in December 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reasons For Writing Short Stories

A writer friend of mine often says that he wants to create edgy writing. Another writer friend says she’s not sure what he means. I think I know what he’s talking about but I decided to look up ‘edgy’ in … Continue reading

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