Thursday, 17 November 2011

JUNO CHARM TOUR # 2 & LAUNCH PICS



Today I am with the immeasurably talented Vanessa Gebbie in Sussex, England, on my virtual tour. Vanessa is the author of two short story collections (Salt) and the recently published novel The Coward's Tale (Bloomsbury). It is a beautifully written book, set in Wales, and Vanessa will be arriving here shortly on her virtual tour for the novel.

A wee taster of Vanessa's thoughts/questions on my poetry:
"I want to ask about all the poems, as they have your stamp of being mesmeric, many are seductive, and all seem beautiful to this reader ... but I will confine the question to one, hidden in the middle, ‘The Japanese Madonna’. I love that."

Go here to read what else Vanessa was curious about in The Juno Charm.

The Dublin launch last night was a lovely event, all thanks to Alan Hayes and the Irish Writers' Centre for hosting, and to my fellow launchee Órfhlaith Foyle who read beautifully. And thanks, of course, to everyone who turned out to support us. It was heartwarming to see so many friends, relatives, writers and strangers. I am a tadge wobbly this morning after it all :)

Alan Hayes, Publisher, Arlen House
Nuala
Órfhlaith Foyle
Órfhlaith & Nuala, breathing sighs of relief after the reading
John Foyle, Órfhlaith, Gearóid Ó Foighil


8 comments:

BarbaraS said...

Congrats! The cover looks lovely and I can't wait to read it :)

Congrats to Or too!

Miss_Úna said...

It really was a gorgeous launch last night. I love the Irish Writers Centre, it has a lovely cosy atmosphere.
You both read beautifully to a capitvated audience, well done!
I look forward to reading all the books I picked up.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks a million, Barbara!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Úna - you are great to come out, in the rain etc. etc. Glad you enjoyed it :)

Órfhlaith Foyle said...

Hello Nuala - it was a wonderful night. I have no photos of you to put on my blog! It was an honour to read with you. 'The Ouse's Call', and your mad dance with Paul Durcan was brilliant.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hey Ór, Use some of these pics if you like! It was a lovely night :)

Kar said...

I really enjoyed last night and I'm loving the book!

Looking forward to Saturday ;-)

xxx

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks a million, Kar. It'll be great to have you here :)