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Big Happy Smile Today!

Article by Louise Phillips © 16 July 2019.
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Newsflash: Big Happy Smile on my face today to let you know that the utterly amazing, all round great guy, crime fiction lover and friend, COLM HAYES will be launching THE HIDING GAME at THE GUTTER BOOKSHOP on the 10th September 2019 at 6.30 p.m.

Many of you will know Colm very well, but below is a small flavour of the man, with some fab questions via Radio Nova and a small intro….

Q: Someone or something that strikes you as beautiful?

A: I’m an early bird, so the miracle of sunrise always gets me.It’s like we get re-invented every day.


Q: You’re on Death Row, what’s your last meal?

A:Chicken wing with blue cheese dressing from Elephant and Castle and chips.


Q: Which words do you overuse?

A:“Stay where you are”. I use it a lot on-air.


Q: The worst job you’ve ever done?

A: While in college I worked as a part-time grave digger.


Q: What keeps you awake at night?

A: The whispering voices of doubt and the stifled screams of lost opportunity. Well, you did ask!


Q: Your idea of hell on earth?

A: Trumpland, The Theme Park.


Q: What do some people think about you that isn’t true?

A: That I don’t care, but I do, I really do and that I’m French – which I’m not!


COLM HAYES, co-presents the Colm & Lucy show with Lucy Kennedy on Radio Nova weekdays 6am to 10am. He had a 10-year partnership with James ‘Jim-Jim’ Nugent on the FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock and on the 2fm breakfast show. He officially joined Radio Nova in 2017 as programme director.


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LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL’S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER, were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US. She has recently been awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and her latest novel, THE HIDING GAME, will be published on September 5th 2019. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.