Last day of August and Last Chance Saloon…

There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year. How did that happen? Flying by …

Amelia and Nate went back to school on Wednesday (yay!) and I’m back at my writing desk (double yay!)

Work has begun on my seventh novel, which has the working title of Finding Greta Gale. This is the hardest stage of the process for me – getting the first draft written. But I know once I get the momentum going I’ll be fine. The characters have started to speak to me which is always a good sign! I woke up thinking about Greta and have a new scene now ready to go.

There are a few things happening today that might be of interest to you!

Today is the last day of the August Kindle Sale – If you would like to feed your eReader with lots of great titles for the autumn, go quick! The Woman at 72 Derry Lane is one of the titles on sale for only 99p! Click here to download.

It’s also the last chance to buy early bird tickets to Wexford Literary Festival Readers and Writers Day. Details at

Speakers include – Adele Parks, Liz Nugent, Paul Williams, Andrew Cartmel, Jane Casey, Sinead Gleeson, June Caldwell, Hazel Gaynor, Catherine Ryan Howard, Paul Perry, Carmel Harrington, Shane Dunphy, Dr. Sarah Cleary, Caroline Busher & ER Murray.

This year is my fifth year as a curator of Wexford Literary Festival and my third year as Chair. It’s really a great weekend for both readers and writers alike. If you fancy coming along, snag a ticket quick!





Writers, it’s also time o get those entries in for our annual writing awards. Submissions close tomorrow! Full details below and on our website.

In other news for writers, tickets are selling fast for our next Inspiration Project. I suspect we will sell out shortly! Full details are available here


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