Wednesday, September 19, 2012

RED RIBBONS - Listening to the Radio and A cracker of a Novel!!


RED RIBBONS, was reviewed on the RTE Radio 1 Arts programme Arena, a couple of nights ago. And just in case any of you are wondering why I didn't tell you about it at the time, or give you fair warning, it was because I didn't know about it myself until less than an hour beforehand. (But it was still sufficient time for me to bite the nails down as far as they would go!!)

For company, listening to the radio, I had my hubby, daughter and granddaughter. My granddaughter being only 4 months wasn't particularly interested in the programme, so she fell fast asleep before Sean Rocks, presenter of Arena, commenced his interview with crime writer, Arlene Hunt.

I will attach the interview below, which I hope some of you will enjoy, but suffice to say, I was a nervous wreck. I knew not to look at hubby, because his face usually gives very little away. Therefore, all the time I was listening, I watched my daughter's face. Her face was going to be the most informative. So it was with great relief that I saw her smile, nod her head, look over at me in the way parents should look at their children, and not the other way around. You know that, it's going to be okay, you're doing well, this is all good, kind of thing.

Anyhow, RED RIBBONS got a great review - to capture some of the snippets here, Arleen Hunt said, it was - 'A cracker of a novel - highly recommended - a phenomenal debut.' Any one of those nuggets would have made my night, with my fingernails half gone, my granddaughter fast asleep, a kiss from hubby, a smile from my daughter, and the phone ringing in the background, knowing already it was daughter number 2 phoning to say well done. Sort of pretty amazing, don't you think?

So here's the Podcast for you!!


If you fancy reading RED RIBBONS -
You can order via Amazon HERE
for online Irish orders, you can order it  HERE


  1. Absolutely fantastic, Louise. Delighted for you. I can't wait to finish my current read so I can get stuck into Red Ribbons :-)

    1. Thanks John - I really hope you enjoy it:) x L

  2. It was always going to be a great review, Louise. Savouring every page :o)

    1. Let me know what you think at the end??? xxx L


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