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!!!
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!
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."
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.."
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!
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.