Category Archives: Collecting my thoughts

Conversational Irish In A Few Easy Steps

Thanks to Irish author, Lisa McInerney, creator of The Glorious Heresies, from her blog Arse End of Ireland.

Conversational Irish In A Few Easy Steps

Thanks to Irish author, Lisa McInerney, creator of The Glorious Heresies, from her blog Arse End of Ireland.

“Silk for the Feed Dogs” at the Franco-Irish Literary Festival

My agent at Betimes Books put together a lovely intro to all the characters of my novel with accompanying illustrations in preparation for the festival. It made me fall in love with them all over in again. See her wonderful work here. The

“Silk for the Feed Dogs” at the Franco-Irish Literary Festival

My agent at Betimes Books put together a lovely intro to all the characters of my novel with accompanying illustrations in preparation for the festival. It made me fall in love with them all over in again. See her wonderful work here. The

Join Me at The Franco-Irish Literary Festival

I’m in mid-prep this morning. I’m delighted, if a little freaked out, to be participating in the Franco-Irish Literary Festival in Dublin at the end of this month with a bunch of exciting Irish and French writers, journalists and auteurs.

Join Me at The Franco-Irish Literary Festival

I’m in mid-prep this morning. I’m delighted, if a little freaked out, to be participating in the Franco-Irish Literary Festival in Dublin at the end of this month with a bunch of exciting Irish and French writers, journalists and auteurs.

Postcards from Prague

I’ve Czeched out! I’m taking a long-awaited break, dazzled by the sights on every corner of Prague. Medieval towns lurking amongst hills. I cannot walk for photographing. The gazes of royal dynasties still looking down from their gilded palatial perches.

Postcards from Prague

I’ve Czeched out! I’m taking a long-awaited break, dazzled by the sights on every corner of Prague. Medieval towns lurking amongst hills. I cannot walk for photographing. The gazes of royal dynasties still looking down from their gilded palatial perches.

London on a Whim

I was missing it severely. So while home for New Year, I hopped on a cheapo Ryanair flight and reacquainted myself with some old haunts and favorite spots. Some things stay the same (my favorite vintage store is still there,

London on a Whim

I was missing it severely. So while home for New Year, I hopped on a cheapo Ryanair flight and reacquainted myself with some old haunts and favorite spots. Some things stay the same (my favorite vintage store is still there,

Stylin’

I can’t help it. I am quite obsessed with this: One Direction appeared on UK TV last week to announce the band’s extended hiatus and girls worldwide plunged into blind panic. But I had a serene smile plastered all over

Stylin’

I can’t help it. I am quite obsessed with this: One Direction appeared on UK TV last week to announce the band’s extended hiatus and girls worldwide plunged into blind panic. But I had a serene smile plastered all over

Humans of New York

I was delighted to see one of my past students pop up on my Humans of New York Facebook feed today. “Wait a minute, I know her!” I leered blearily at the computer screen in a post-Thanksgiving food daze. In

Humans of New York

I was delighted to see one of my past students pop up on my Humans of New York Facebook feed today. “Wait a minute, I know her!” I leered blearily at the computer screen in a post-Thanksgiving food daze. In