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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Top 20!

Again, big thanks to everyone who is keeping RED RIBBONS in the Top 20 Police Procedurals on Audible.com with Amazon. And thanks also for all the lovely audible reviews!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Number 3 Hot New Releases - RED RIBBONS!!

Megga thanks to everyone for keeping RED RIBBONS Audiobook at Number 3 in Amazon Hot New Releases #policeprocedurals this week!! 



:-)


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Irish Crime Delights for the Final Quarter of 2016!!

THE CITY IN DARKNESS by Michael Russell - October 2016
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HOLDING by Graham Norton - October 2016
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A HUNT IN WINTER by Conor Brady - October  2016
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PURSUIT by John McAllister - November 2016
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TRESPASS by Anthony J Quinn - November 2016
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THE GIRL BEHIND THE LENS by Tanya Farrelly -  December 2016
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Launch of Trouble is our Business - No Alibis in Belfast!!!

The Northern Ireland launch of TROUBLE IS OUR BUSINESS is happening this Friday evening, so if you’re in or around Belfast, why not call in. It's a terrific collection, a great bookshop and there will be crime fiction folk there, including myself, John Connolly and Declan Burke!!!




Details: 

Fri 25th November 6.30pm,
No Alibis, 83, Botanic Avenue, Belfast


An evening of chat about Crime Fiction on the Emerald Isle with Declan Burke, John Connolly and Others......Thrilling, disturbing, shocking and moving, Trouble Is Our Business: New Stories by Irish Crime Writers is a compulsive anthology of original stories by Ireland’s best-known crime writers. Edited by Declan Burke.

Contributors:


Patrick McGinley, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Colin Bateman, Eoin McNamee, Ken Bruen, Paul Charles, Julie Parsons, John Connolly, Alan Glynn, Adrian McKinty, Arlene Hunt, Alex Barclay, Gene Kerrigan, Eoin Colfer, Declan Hughes, Cora Harrison, Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville, Jane Casey, Niamh O’Connor, William Ryan Murphy, Louise Phillips, Sinéad Crowley, Liz Nugent.


Reviews:

‘This collection can be confidently recommended to anyone who reads any type of crime fiction. They will find something to tease and tantalise their inner detective.’ – The Irish Times

‘Trouble Is Our Business is one of the essential literary fiction compendiums in Irish publishing this year.’ – Sunday Independent

‘A crime anthology certain to keep you on the edge of your seat’ – The Sunday Times

Monday, November 21, 2016

Top Twenty Audio....RED RIBBONS

A massive thank you to everyone who has supported RED RIBBONS since publication date last week, especially those who have put the audio book in the Top 20 on Amazon #policeprocedurals....

Currently holding its own at number 14!!


Crime in the Emerald Isle - The Strand Magazine



When it comes to crime fiction, you don't get much more iconic than the Strand Magazine (CIRCA 1890)....so, I'm really honoured to have been asked to write a piece on Irish crime fiction, the writers who have influenced me, including William Trevor, and the launch of RED RIBBONS in the US with Polis Books.


CRIME IN THE EMERALD ISLE - https://www.strandmag.com/crime-fiction-in-the-emerald-isle/

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Publication Day!!!

As today is publication day in the USA, all shares over the next few days are eligible to win a signed copy of RED RIBBONS....



Huge thanks to Jason Pinter of Polis Books for his commitment and vision!





Connecting with the right audience!!

I'll be giving the following talk this Saturday the 19th November at the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast:
LOUISE PHILLIPS - The Modern Writer: a session on promoting your work – and yourself – in the competitive marketplace. Should you be active on social media? What does it mean to be 'a brand'? These, among many other relevant questions, will be tackled.


Full Details of the day's event below:
The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to present Mindshift: The Connected Writer in association with The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Words Ireland.
Looking to take part in more literary events and festivals? Or maybe you want to improve your skillset for readings, panel discussions and interviews. This professional development day for emerging and established writers will inform you on how to get the gig and how to connect with audiences. Hear from writers, events programmers and festival directors as they discuss knowing your USPs, connecting with relevant organisers, and the etiquette of ‘getting out there’. Preparation, your onstage presence and the dos and don’ts of literary performances will also be tackled.
11.00-12.30
Event and festival curators in conversations: Keith Acheson of the Crescent Arts Centre and Belfast Book Festival will be in conversation with Cathy Brown of the Seamus Heaney Homeplace and Bert Wright of the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival to discuss how writers should approach literary festivals and events organisers.
12.30-1.30
Break for lunch
1.30 - 2.40
Louise Phillips - The Modern Writer: a session on promoting your work – and yourself – in the competitive marketplace. Should you be active on social media? What does it mean to be 'a brand'? These, among many other relevant questions, will be tackled.
2.40-2.50
Break
2.50-4.00
Michelle Read - Performance Techniques: Performer, producer, playwright and dramatist Michelle Read will coach you through the do's and don'ts of prepping for stage appearances and offer tips on how to boost your confidence.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Publication Day Eve - First US Review of RED RIBBONS!!

THE FIRST US REVIEW OF RED RIBBONS IS IN.....


THANK YOU 'JOURNEY OF A BOOKSELLER'

Caroline Morahan narrating RED RIBBONS!!

For any of you folks fond of your Audio Books....

I'm so thrilled to confirm that the audio of RED RIBBONS (available from tomorrow in the US), is being narrated by the fabulous Irish actress Caroline Morahan!!

Spread the word if you can!!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Crime Fiction Night!

Lots of great things happening as part of Leaves Literary Festival, but looking forward to catching up with Thomas Enger, Andrea Carter, Niamh O Connor & Sean Rocks at the Crime Fiction Night....see image for details



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Character Development!



#Writerswise

Tweetchat tomorrow nite 9th Nov 8pm GMT 3pm ET.

SHARING SECRET WRITING TIPS ON CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PRIOR TO US PUBLICATION OF RED RIBBONS NOVEMBER 15TH....

#polisbooks #redribbons #writing

Friday, November 4, 2016

Laois Leaves Literary Festival 2016!!



The Laois Leaves Festival is happening next weekend!! A great choice of events, and I'm looking forward to sharing a panel with fellow crime writers, Andrea Carter, Niamh O'Connor and Thomas Enger. The evening will be chaired by Seán Rocks, presenter of the Arena show on RTÉ Radio 1, with music by Rachel Clancy.

For more information.... http://www.laois-nationalist.ie/2016/11/03/laois-leaves-festival-promises-diverse-range-of-literary-delights/

#WritersWise!!!

For all of you on Twitter folks.....#WritersWise Chat 9th Nov (Wednesday) with @LouiseMPhillips!!! 8pm GMT 3pm ET. All welcome!


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