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Preparing for (re)Launch

The last few weeks brought with them a surge of creative energy in me recently, and I haven’t let such precious energy go to waste!

I’m currently waiting on the proof copies of Yesterdates to be delivered from the printers, where my editor and I will examine every page before preparing the paperback edition for the big bookshelf world. I’ve even had a few bookworms look over the digital edition to get their feedback, and it was overwhelmingly positive. I really cannot wait to share this new book with you, and hope that you enjoy it as much as I did while writing and reviewing it. In the meantime, if you’re more of an ebook reader than a paperback fan (or you just can’t wait), you can now pre-order Yesterdates on Apple Books, Goodreads, Rakuten Kobo, and any good ebook provider.

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Finding Home: ‘The Irish Outlander’ Launched

1I was so humbled and grateful to be joined by friends and family, as well as other kind supporters of my writing, at the book launch of The Irish Outlander on March 21st in Dublin.

The Irish Writers Centre provided their wonderful Kiely Room, overlooking the capital city’s Garden of Remembrance, as the venue to launch my latest book, available now in paperback and for Kindle. The wonderful Darragh Doyle was kind enough to launch the book officially for me, giving the audience a glowing review of it, while also relating it to his own experience of the Irish community abroad, through his work with the @ireland Twitter account, and his recent work with the St. Patrick’s Festival in London.  Continue reading

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Céard is Brí le Bheith ‘Sa Bhaile’?

Luí an sneachta go séimh ar na goirt, na faichí, idir na crainn, agus na portaigh dá raibh le feiceáil ó fhuinneoga na traenach. Ag an am sin den tráthnóna, ba ghile an talamh ná an spéir, mar a d’éirigh na scamaill dhobhriste liatha níos dorcha le teacht na hoíche agus deireadh sholas an lae. Nuair a chuaigh an traein go rí-thapaidh trí bhaile beag, ba chuma air go raibh achan duine ann i bhfolach, ag lorg tearmainn ina dtithe féin, nó sa teach tábhairne teolaí.  Continue reading

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Books for the Year Ahead

2017 was a fantastic year for me as a writer, as I finally got around to publishing a collection of my poetry in Fás | Growth. I was also lucky to read some of my poetry at a literary night in Dublin, hopefully marking a return to the literary scene in Ireland.

2018, thankfully, already looks busy. I’m in the final stages of working on The Irish Outlander, and plans are underway at the moment to launch the new book in Dublin (and possibly London?) in March. Continue reading

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