Category Archives: Collecting my thoughts

Better Than The Devil Wears Prada

  As I was writing ‘Silk for the Feed Dogs’ my driving impulse was to write a novel set in the fashion industry that didn’t fall prey to the tired metaphors and lazy clichés typical of novels such as ‘The

Better Than The Devil Wears Prada

  As I was writing ‘Silk for the Feed Dogs’ my driving impulse was to write a novel set in the fashion industry that didn’t fall prey to the tired metaphors and lazy clichés typical of novels such as ‘The

Meet The Crew at FashionUnited HQ

I just returned from a packed few days in Amsterdam where FashionUnited is based. That small but charming hub on the map is where the fashion journal, now read in approaching 30 countries, was founded almost 19 years ago by

Meet The Crew at FashionUnited HQ

I just returned from a packed few days in Amsterdam where FashionUnited is based. That small but charming hub on the map is where the fashion journal, now read in approaching 30 countries, was founded almost 19 years ago by

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,