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Babies and Books
Spring has sprung, at last! Hasn’t it? Well, kind of. I’ll take the longer days, at least that’s something – right? I’ve been in the middle of a baby-boom lately; ...continue reading
Poetry Competition Success
I have just been included in the Limerick April 2016 Literary Trail. My poem was chosen and is on display in Colbert Station Limerick. This competition was established by Limerick ...continue reading
Molly Keane’s ‘Good Behaviour’ on The Book on One, RTE 1 Radio
Starting Monday 4th April, ‘The Book on One’ on RTE 1 Radio will broadcast an archive recording of Molly Keane’s Booker-shortlisted ‘Good Behaviour’. This is to mark the 20th anniversary ...continue reading
Brummie-isms and wazzocks: childhood expressions
My childhood, like many other people’s I am sure, was littered with those odd expressions that parents and grandparents used, and which you just accepted despite not understanding what they ...continue reading
Kildare Writers Needed for June Fest!
If you are from Newbridge or County Kildare, you will probably have heard of the annual cultural festival, June Fest. Part of that festival is a literary event where local ...continue reading
Ever wonder where it all began for the Brontë sisters?
The Genesis of the authors Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. (Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë) Charlotte’s discovery of Emily’s poems The story of the Brontë sisters’ metamorphoses into the Bell ...continue reading
Prepare To Meet Your New Best Friend…
As a writer, your characters are going to be the best friends you ever had. They are going to pick you up when you’re down, make you smile, make you ...continue reading
Read And Nominate To Win James Lawless’ Novel American Doll
Dear friends, you can now read a free extract and nominate my new novel, American Doll for the Amazon Kindle Scout Program at https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/20Z6WXZZUWHCG The nomination period is 30 days ...continue reading
The Hot $exy Mess of Poetry!
Why You Should Care About Poetry I’m already re-considering this essay, or more accurately its title. Although it is clear and perfectly summarizes the intent of the next 1500 words ...continue reading