Author Archives: celinekiernan

1984 vrs The Poison Throne

Last week, year twelve student, Millicent Duncan, emailed to say she had written an essay comparing the human experiences in The Poison Throne and George Orwell’s classic dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four. I am, of course, thrilled to have Moorehawke examined in … Continue reading

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Scarlett and a World of Magic by Phoebe Walsh

I feel so bad at how long it’s taken me to post this wonderful short story. It was sent to me by a marvelous young writer in Australia. I was lucky enough to meet Phoebe at the Scribblers Festival in … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook: The Last Visible Cat

A little ghost story for your Halloween commute

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Last Visible Cat (audiobook excerpt)

Hope you enjoy this small excerpt from my #audiobook of ‘The Last Visible Cat’* I hope to put the whole piece online at Halloween ( *First published as The Last Cat in the short story collection Beyond the Stars. All … Continue reading

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Raggedy Witches Wins ESFS Award for Children’s Literature

I’m thrilled to announce that Begone the Raggedy Witches has won the European Science Fiction Society Award for Children’s literature. Isn’t it lovely? Every year the award is designed by an artist local to that year’s Eurocon. This year’s was … Continue reading

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Drawn to Life: Documentary Short about 2D Animation in Ireland

Last year I was interviewed about my career in 2D #animation The resulting short documentary was meant to premiere at Dublin2019 However, technical difficulties got in the way. Thanks to the film makers (100%Pulp ) for allowing me to share … Continue reading

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My WORLDCON 2019 Schedule & a Wee Video Trailer

  Hi Guys! So I’m thrilled to be a guest at DUBLIN WORLDCON 2019. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, I can only attended on Sunday 18th and Monday 19th which probably means I’ll miss out on meeting some of you. … Continue reading

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Kirkus Starred Review for Little Grey Girl

So proud of this. So proud.

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Little Grey Girl

Not long now until Little Grey Girl (Raggedy Witches 2) is released in the US.

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Love this

Absolutely love  jabberwocky888‘s description of Resonance. Love, love LOVE, it. Thank you ❤ (and paired with my beloved Mrs Leeson, too! Heaven!) If you’re not following the #ReadIrishWomenChallenge get to it right now!

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