Friday, October 26, 2012

The Voting is OPEN !!!!

You can now vote for Red Ribbons in the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award category at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2012 

Click  here to cast your vote

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Red Ribbons has been nominated in the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award category at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2012

Watch this space!!!! Will fill you in on all the details tomorrow!!

Simply over the Moon to be nominated in the Irish Book Awards - 

What an amazing Birthday Pressie!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Silence is Golden BUT!!!

So what's the news on the RED RIBBONS front?????

Firstly, sorry for being so quiet lately. I've had my head down writing The Doll's House, and today is the first time I'm coming up for air after 3 weeks in hibernation - not a bad thing I hear you saying!!!!

Firstly, because I know many of you love pics - Susan Condon has sent in this great pic of RED RIBBONS while holidaying in Venice (which I love:-) thanks Susan

Other NEWS is as follows:

Another fantastic review on RED RIBBONS from the Senior Times - You can read it HERE

I'm also delighted to say that Hughes and Hughes booksellers have chosen RED RIBBONS as their Parent's Choice for the months of October/November of The Irish Parent Magazine.

Keep an eye out also over the next couple of weeks for a' true life' short story of mine which will appear in the Daily Mail 'You' Magazine published on Saturdays.

Wednesday 14th November, I'll be reading as part of the RED LINE Literary Festival  in Three Voices/Three Forms, at The Loose End Civic Theatre, Tallaght : An Evening with writers Eileen Casey, Colm Keegan & Louise Phillips You can book HERE

You can read 'The Road to Publication' written for South Dublin County Library HERE

RED RIBBONS has also been chosen as the Pavilion Shopping Centre  Virtual Book Club choice for October 2012 

And if you're out and about in Tallaght over the next while, pick up the free issue magazine INTALLAGHT, who have been brilliant support for RED RIBBONS.

I'm also delighted to announce that South Dublin Libraries will be including yours truly on their wall of Library Champions, alongside Colum McCann, John Boyne, President Michael D Higgins, and Claire Hennessy.

And just to prove to you that I have been doing some work - here are a couple of the storyboards for The Doll's House!!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

All Good Things Must Come To An End!!!

I know they're not RED, but you get the point!!

It's the last leg of the RED RIBBONS Blog tour, and what a totally brilliant way to bring the tour to an final ending, by visiting the wonderful Joe McCoubrey.

Joe is a former Irish newspaper editor, who is now a full-time action thriller writer. In the early seventies, he worked in the Civil Service based in Stormont, the seat of the Northern Ireland Government, and was watching behind the scenes as some of the country's most momentous events unfolded. You can find out more about Joe below.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Joe's site HERE, with an exclusive interview and first audio recording of the opening Chapter in RED RIBBONS, by Lee Middleton, Head Presenter, at Stafford FM! It's a cracker of an interview and post!!!!

About Joe Mc Coubrey

Former Irish newspaper editior, now full-time action thriller writer, Joe Mc Coubrey,is a man who has witnessed some of the country's most momentus events.

In the early days of the 'troubles', events that reverberated around the world, somehow served to push him towards his real passion of writing. He became a newspaperman, started his own media business, and took a front row seat as history was played out in Ireland.

His short action story Death By Licence, was published by Master Koda Select Publishing. His debut full-length thriller Someone Has To Pay was released September 3rd 2012. A second full-length actioner is at the editing stages, and work has started on an Irish crime thriller.
You can visit Joe @ http://joemccoubrey.com/

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Parents' Choice!

Delighted to announce that Hughes & Hughes Booksellers have picked RED RIBBONS as their Parents’ Choice for the October/November edition of Irish Parent Magazine.

Christina Mills of Hughes & Hughes, said  "We will be featuring Louise Phillips’ debut crime thriller Red Ribbons as our Parents’ Choice....We can highly recommend this tense psychological crime drama, ..... there will be mums and dads fighting over who will be first to read it!"


Hughes & Hughes Website Bestsellers Top 10

1. The Mystery Of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

2. Fifty Shades Of Grey by E. L. James

3. My Journey by Jim Stynes

4. Moranthology by Caitlin Moran

5. Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman

6. Shadow Girls by Henning Mankell

7. A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks

8. A Wanted Man by Lee Child

9. Red Ribbons by Louise Phillips (Still holding it's own!)

10. Ma, I've Reached For The Moon... by Martha Long

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