Tag Archives: Patricia O’Reilly

The Writing Process Blog Hop

Historical fiction writer, E M Powell, author of The Fifth Knight, recently asked me to take part in this Blog Hop and I happily agreed. I’ve been involved in a few blog hops over the past couple years and I … Continue reading

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Where Would You Like To Be On St Patrick’s Day?

On St Patrick’s Day many people, especially Irish expats and those who wish they were Irish, think of Ireland. Whether they remember their home place or the location of a memorable holiday, they return to it in their minds. For … Continue reading

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Patricia O’Reilly Helps Writers Polish Their Work

I spent a worthwhile afternoon yesterday at Patricia O’Reilly’s Successful Editing workshop. When you spend several weeks each year proofreading non-fiction material for an anthology you can get lost in the grammar points. It was good to be reminded that when editing your own fiction you need to look … Continue reading

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Patricia O’Reilly Reveals A Type Of Beauty

I recently read A Type of Beauty by Patricia O’Reilly. It was my first introduction to Kate Newton and I was fascinated and moved by this dramatisation of her life. Prior to the book’s release authors Christine Dwyer Hickey and … Continue reading

Posted in August 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Historical Novel Society’s Irish Chapter

On Saturday the Irish chapter of the Historical Novel Society had our second meeting. We alternate between Belfast and Dublin so our members, no matter where they live, can attend meetings. We met in the Writers’ Room (that wasn’t pre-planned … Continue reading

Posted in May 2011, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

If You’re Irish Come Into the Parlour…

…draw up a chair to the fire and lose yourself in a book. You don’t really want green beer and overcrowded pubs today, do you? Take a break from the festivities and enjoy some Irish culture. Even if you’re not Irish, in honour of St Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Historical Novel Society Conference

I attended my first Historical Novel Society conference in Manchester on Sunday and it was an exciting experience. The day whizzed by and I wished that it could just go on and on. I listened to some very interesting speakers, met other historical writers … Continue reading

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