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Friday, November 28, 2014

Thank you for a great year!!!

Before I shrink away into a dark writing cave for the next few months, here's a very short reminder of an amazing year....THANK YOU! 

Click on image to view.....


What a night!!!

My pic with the lovely Graham Norton and Sharon Plunkett of Plunkett PR at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards....What an amazing night it was!!



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

IRISH ECHO NEW YORK - LAST KISS: Is it nature or nurture???

Yay and yay and yay, the IRISH ECHO NEW YORK, the oldest and widest selling Irish/American Newspaper in the US has given practically a full page spread to LAST KISS...over the moon!!!



Monday, November 24, 2014

A Massive THANK YOU!!

Ahead of the Bord Gais Energy IRISH BOOK AWARDS ceremony this Wednesday...I want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who voted...stories need readers and I really appreciate all your kind words and support!!!  





Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE IRISH ECHO New York!

So it's looking like THE IRISH ECHO in New York, (the oldest Irish American newspaper with circulation in over 50 states) will be doing a feature on Louise Phillips/LAST KISS very shortly..so watch this space - will keep you posted!


A Beautiful Death!

I got back to my novel writing today - Yippee!!! And for any of you curious people out there, the current working title is A BEAUTIFUL DEATH...

Here are a few lines about it..

"A BEAUTIFUL DEATH once again features criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson, who faces the biggest investigation of her career -  a story of ordinary people drawn into an extraordinary cult with fatal consequences and a fallout no one sees coming."


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

LAST KISS - New Cover Revealed!! And it's Chilling!!

I LOVE the new cover of the smaller paperback!! There may be a few slight adjustments with layout, but this is the chilling NEW LOOK!!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Did Nidge break the mould of the good/bad guy in LOVE/HATE?

So here's me with Nidge getting up close and personal in today's IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY..."I know detectives who won't watch Love/Hate because it's simply too close to the day job, and others who say it's brilliant because it's as near to what's happening on the streets as you can get.."





Saturday, November 15, 2014

Louise Phillips & LOVE HATE - Irish Mail on Sunday

I'll be talking all things LOVE HATE in this Sundays' IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY - 
So pick up a copy if you can! 



Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2014!!





Over the moon to be shortlisted in the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards for LAST KISS!!!

If you get a chance, you can vote below...

http://www.irishbookawards.ie/2014-shortlists-voting/



And here is a nice pic with Alastair Giles (Executive Director of the Irish Book Awards) & Sinead Crowley - by Ger Holland Photography!!






Friday, November 14, 2014

Crime Fiction Writing at the Irish Writers' Centre





And so another 8 weeks of crime fiction writing and work-shopping has come to an end, and what a terrific group!

We had lots of fun, but we also worked hard, and I'm delighted to say that the combined word count for the 8 weeks came to 378,000 - or the size of 4 novels!!

I wish all of them a fantastic writing journey!

For anyone interested in crime fiction writing, it will all start again in February!




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FLASH 500 - Winners!!!


I was delighted to be a judge for the Flash 500 competition - and after hundreds of entries, the winners can now be revealed!! 

Congrats to each one of them and to everyone who made the short list and long list.

First: Bit by Bit by Pauline Brown
Second: Tie Die by Steve Startup
Third: Nothing to Do But His Laces by Russell Reader
Click on the titles to read the three winning stories

Highly Commended: On the Tissue Paper Wings of Angels by Rachael Smart

Read Judge’s Report for the third quarter’s competition 2014 from  Louise Phillips HERE
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