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 profits go to Roddy Doyle’s FightingWordsIE)

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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 designed and made by the talented Tim Law of Component Crafts (it incorporates a small representation of Northern Ireland where my husband is from (Belfast), so I’m particularly thrilled by it)

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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 here…

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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. If you are still around I’d love you to stop by at my panels and say hi. I’d be happy to chat or sign books.

The above video is a trailer for the film, Drawn to Life*, which will be screened before the 3D or not 3D panel.

(*A short documentary by Karl Cahill and Kenneth Gerathy covering the downfall of 2d animation and the rise of 3d. As told from the personal perspective of Author Celine Kiernan a former 2d animator whose credits include films such as Land Before Time, All Dogs Go To Heaven and many more. )

See below for my scheduled panels. (I’ll be flitting about for the entire two days so even if you can’t catch the talks tweet me and hopefully we’ll catch up)

3D or not 3D? That is the question

Format: Panel

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 11:30 – 12:20, Odeon 5 (Point Square Dublin)

As 3D becomes increasingly easy to create and render for animation and illustration, we look at how much has changed, the reasons to use it, and the reasons not to.

Lee Moyer (Lee Moyer Design and Illustration) (M), Grace P. Fong (Fictograph), Celine Kiernan

Transferable skills

Format: Panel
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 16:30 – 17:20, Odeon 5 (Point Square Dublin)

We talk to artists who have worked across different industries. How have they had to adapt, and what skills have they developed in one area of their career that benefitted them in another?

Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction), Teddy Harvia (M), Celine Kiernan, Leeann Hamilton (Oddlight Comics, Nerve Centre, Sonic the Comic Online, self publishing), Fred Gambino

Judging a cover by its book

Format: Panel
19 Aug 2019, Monday 12:30 – 13:20, Alhambra (Point Square Dublin)

An artist doesn’t always read the novel they’re illustrating a cover for, and even when they do they can make mistakes. Sometimes it’s just funny; other times it’s outrageous. What are the worst mistakes you’ve seen on covers, or when has a cover completely misrepresented the story it’s supposed to be selling?

Peter V. Brett, Celine Kiernan, Cat Marsters (Romantic Novelists Association), Rob Carlos (M)


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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  ‘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 get to it right now!

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Happy Patrick’s Day

Mup and Crow wish you all a happy Paddy’s Day 🍀🍀🍀

Just a little Irish Girl doing a little Irish Magic.

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Episode 11 – The Story Thief Challenges – Library magic!

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Written by Liam and Aoife! Featuring top kids author Celine Kiernan! Note: If you’re a teacher or librarian or work with kids check out the guidance for educators section including advice on how to do this month’s…

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