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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Radio Pilot!

Looking forward to taking part in a Radio Pilot being recorded this evening with the lovely Sinead Moriarty - it should be fun!!




Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hitting that special number!!

Today looks like the day that the blog will hit 200,000! So a perfect time to give away a free signed copy of THE DOLL'S HOUSE! 


Share this post on Twitter or Facebook to be in with a chance, and there is another prize for visitor 200,000!!




James Plunkett Short Story Award 2014

Following the great success of the 2013 competition,the Irish Writers’ Union, in association with the Irish Writers’ Centre, are very pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 James Plunkett Short Story Award.
The Irish Writers’ Union is delighted to continue celebrating the legacy of Plunkett, one of their founder members, through this competition.
There is no restriction on theme or genre. Entrants are simply asked to recall Plunkett’s skill as a social commentator when writing.
The judge for the 2014 competition will be Booker and IMPAC nominee Donal Ryan.
First Prize: €2000
Second Prize: €1000
Third Prize: €500
Closing Date for Entries: Friday, September 12th 2014
Entries should be between 1000 and 3000 words and should be sent to:
The Irish Writers’ Union
19 Parnell Square
Dublin 1
There is no limit on the number of submissions an entrant can make. Entry costs €10 per submission (please make cheques payable to the Irish Writers’ Union).

A Long List of 30 entries will be published on the website of the Irish Writers’ Union before the winning entrants will be selected.
For more details, please visit www.ireland-writers.com

Friday, April 25, 2014

Done and Dusted!!



Edits are done and dusted and I can start picking up the pieces of my life again. All family, friends, and anyone else that I have ignored over the last 3 weeks, I offer my sincere apologies. It was a marathon run, over 14 hours editing yesterday, and up at dawn, but another one has bitten the dust, and dare I say it, I am happy with it. I've done my best. No doubt there will be some changes before it goes out in the world, but for now, a sigh of relief.....

The Blurb

LAST KISS

Her husband is having an affair with a woman who wants her life. How far will she go to take back control?

In a Dublin suburb, a wife desperately clings to her sanity. The fear of being stalked by her husband's mistress, a shadowy presence moving objects around her home and playing mind games to push her over the edge, becomes a battle for survival.

In a hotel room across Dublin, Rick Shevlin, an art dealer with a dubious sexual past, is found butchered - his body arranged with artist precision.

But what connects them?

When psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is brought in to investigate the vicious murder, she finds herself plunged into an investigation which spreads across Europe and reveals a trail of sexual power and evil......

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Editing Cave!!

15,000 in edits done so far today, only another 12,000 to go....back into the dark cave, if I don't reappear by the weekend, someone come look for me!!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The blurb is out!

So this is the blurb - now to finish the edits!!



LAST KISS

Her husband is having an affair with a woman who wants her life. How far will she go to take back control?

In a Dublin suburb, a wife desperately clings to her sanity. The fear of being stalked by her husband's mistress, a shadowy presence moving objects around her home and playing mind games to push her over the edge, becomes a battle for survival.

In a hotel room across Dublin, Rick Shevlin, an art dealer with a dubious sexual past, is found butchered - his body arranged with artist precision.

But what connects them?

When psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is brought in to investigate the vicious murder, she finds herself plunged into an investigation which spreads across Europe and reveals a trail of sexual power and evil.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BBC Radio Ulster Review of THE DOLL'S HOUSE!



'A great read told at breakneck speed..cue sitting on the edge of your seat for 400 pages!' Listen to full review HERE  at the 44 minute mark!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

WRITE THAT NOVEL

Since starting writing workshops a few months ago 2 ex-participants have signed with agents, and one with a major 6 figure publishing deal...just saying!!!

Course will commence on the 30th April 2014 - Cost €120

For all other details visit www.carousel-creates.com / or email/phone contact details below.

If you want to WRITE THAT NOVEL....Check this out!


Here's what Jax Miller had to say...

"There was nothing more pleasurable and informative than attending Louise Phillips’ Writing Courses at the scenic and serene enclave of Ireland that is Carousel Creates. Louise’s information and advice helped me to grow as an author and gave more confidence behind my pen. Learning from one of the best crime writers I know (and her reputation precedes her) was an experience I’d recommend to anyone I know who is looking to embark in the literary field, especially crime. I cannot vouch for her enough. She’s proven to be one of the best there is in the field and she certainly knows her stuff. It’s one course I’ll always remember."


Friday, April 4, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Go Libraries! Go Grandchildren!



Off to have an early night!! It was a long wet day, rushing around like a madwoman, but one of the loveliest parts of it was bringing my grandchild to the library! 

She's not two yet, but I signed her up a couple of weeks ago at Tallaght Library, and collected her first set of six books!!! 

Go libraries! 

Go Grandchildren!
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