Friday, 23 January 2015

Monday, 19 January 2015

Thursday, 15 January 2015

GOLDEN PEN AWARD

THE 17th ANNUAL GOLDEN PEN AWARDS


Have you got a story to tell or a poem to share with readers?

If so, why not send them to: The Golden Pen, Gurteen, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway before April 1st 2015?


First Prize- €100 plus Runner-up prizes.

€5  per entry  & €3 for primary pupils. (£4/£2 Sterling)

Open theme. 2000 word limit for stories & 70 lines for  poems. Winning entries will be published in the festival magazine. Please send personal details on a separate sheet. Winners will be notified by June 10th.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

PODCAST OF I.T. BOOK CLUB CHAT ABOUT *THE CLOSET OF SAVAGE MEMENTOS*

I joined presenter Gary Quinn and two IT Book Club members, Phillip Watt and Emer Sugrue, to discuss The Closet of Savage Mementos in December. The podcast is online now.

On the podcast, I keep doing this up inflection thing with word ends. Most annoying to listen to but it may have been the nerves :)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

*MISS EMILY* MAKES HUFF POST MOST ANTICIPATED LIST

My forthcoming novel Miss Emily is on The Huffington Post's list of Most Anticipated Books in 2015. The list is by Allison Pataki and includes books by Jan Moran and Judy Blume. Allison's own book, about Empress Sisi of Austria, really interests me as I was in Vienna last summer. Out February from Howard Books.

Read the Huff Post list here.

Believe it or not I am still tweaking Miss Emily. An ED scholar read a proof and suggested a few minor changes which we are implementing.  Readers, it will never be perfect, or please everyone, but it will be as near as I and my eds can manage :)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

HOT PRESS WRITING COMP FOR YOUTHS


Write Here, Write Now is a writing competition for 5th years, 6th years and uni students in Ireland, created by Hot Press magazine, in association with Dublin: One City, One Book. Get your Roddy Doyle on!

See here.