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Friday, October 31, 2014

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!!









Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Readers Day Belfast!

Really looking forward to Readers Day in Belfast this Saturday!! 

Library book clubs will be discussing LAST KISS with Q & A afterwards..better be on my toes!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Artyfacts - Kildare FM

Podcast of my interview with the fab Brenda Drumm from Artyfacts on KFM

Listen in by clicking on the image below!!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Thank You!!

Firstly, thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes - I've had an amazing weekend, and I appreciate my good fortune in having such great friends and family to share these milestones with!! Plus thanks to the person who posted another 5 stars for LAST KISS on Goodreads.....and all the other amazing reviews so far....they make going into hibernation shortly to write novel 4 a lot easier!!!   


Friday, October 24, 2014

In great company at Number 16 in Kobo Books!!







Interpol and so much more - Crime Fiction Writing at the Irish Writers Centre!



We talked control of firearms, geoforensics, Interpol, cross country co-operation, DPP, blood spatters, DNA, crime scene management, CCTV, cellphone site analysis, interview procedures, criminal gangs and a whole host of other topics as part of our current programme of CRIME FICTION WRITING at the Irish Writers Centre!

Thanks to everyone involved, including the detective who visited the writing group last night - some fantastic novels will come out of this group of sessions.

By the way, it will start all over again on the 5th February when another 10 week Crime Writing course will take place - the last course was booked up early, so contact the Irish Writers Centre at the details below, if you're interested!

Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 1 8721302 
Email: info@writerscentre.ie

Monday, October 20, 2014

In Conversation with Niamh O'Connor - Kildare Readers Festival!

It was a great afternoon on Saturday talking with fellow crime writer Niamh O'Connor about true and fictional crime, why women kill, and the challenges in the publishing industry today. Plus, it's always wonderful to get feedback from readers. Thanks to everyone involved with the Kildare Readers Festival‬ 2014, and to all those who attended - Queens of Crime Irish Style!




It's a Crime Scene!!

Looking forward to this Thursday at the Irish Writers Centre .... First detective visit to crime writing group...and we'll be talking all things crime scene!!



Friday, October 17, 2014

Teenagers!!

I'm giving a presentation about creative writing (specifically about creating fictional characters) to a group of a hundred 16-year-old schoolgirls next week.....

I thought it would take me an hour or two to put together.I mean I only had to amend some existing presentations
WRONG!!!
5 Hours later, I'm still working on it!!

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