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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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Octocon 2016 : schedule and sales room

I’ll be at a guest at Octocon  again this weekend! In case you don’t know, Octocon is a SFF convention held in Dublin – and one of the very few I feel comfortable attending. It’s small, friendly, and very creative-oriented which means it features a … Continue reading

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Come Hear me Talk Ghosts! Limerick 31st Oct

I’ll be in Limerick next week, as part of the wonderful line up at the Bualadh Bos festival. Come along, ask some questions, get some books signed (see below for details!) Venue: 69 O’Connell St Limerick   Age group: 12+   … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley’s Celine Kiernan Diary

7th February: Mr Flat Stanley arrives in Ireland (sent all the way from Arizona by Cooper who wanted him to tell her what it was like to live in Ireland) He was feeling a little under the weather so Celine wrote … Continue reading

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Wynter & Cats (for Emily)

I’m heading to Drogheda tomorrow (3 march 2014) to give some readings and a talk in Waterstones bookshop (4 pm if you fancy dropping in to see me) It’s been approx two years since I was last in Drogheda, and … Continue reading

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We ‘♥’ Books: Hawkswell Theatre Sligo

ARGH! How can I have forgotten to mention that I will be appearing in the Hawkswell Theatre Sligo next week ( 7th of March) at 10.30 as part of the We ‘♥’ Books Tour? Myself, Sarah Web and Oisin McGann will … Continue reading

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Waterstones Drogheda, reading & talk

I’ll be in Waterstones bookshop in Drogheda next Monday (3rd of March) at 4 pm for a reading and a talk. Come along and see me if you’re in the area. I’ll be in Drogheda Grammer School earlier in the … Continue reading

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And so, once again, I’m done…

After two years four months of hard graft, I’ve finished my latest novel. It’s printed out. It’s been sent to my agent. I’ve done all I can on it for now. This was a tough one. Possibly one of the hardest … Continue reading

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Palmerstown Community School Graphic Novel Project. The final round up.

When I first sat down with the students of Palmerstown community college and explained the process we were about to embark on, I told them that finishing was entirely up to them. I wasn’t there to crack a whip over … Continue reading

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Snow, Writing & Palmerstown CS Graphic Novel Project

So this is what it looks like outside my window at the moment! (Vurry pretty, though potentially quite damaging to tonight’s planned trip to Dublin and  popcorn-guzzling enjoyment of Les Mis.  Ah well…) I won’t blind your eyes with an interior … Continue reading

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