Category Archives: the writing life

What Are “Feed Dogs”?

I know the wondering has kept you up at night. Here is a brief explanation from my appearance at the Franco-Irish Literary Festival in Dublin last month… I had too much fun talking fashion among literati for it to be

What Are “Feed Dogs”?

I know the wondering has kept you up at night. Here is a brief explanation from my appearance at the Franco-Irish Literary Festival in Dublin last month… I had too much fun talking fashion among literati for it to be

“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

Labor Day Labors

OK. Up early. Well rested. Hearty breakfast. Knowing the characters that live in my building, they’ll be sleeping off a hangover for hours, so I’ll perch myself on the roof undisturbed and write all morning. Everyone else is spending Labor

Labor Day Labors

OK. Up early. Well rested. Hearty breakfast. Knowing the characters that live in my building, they’ll be sleeping off a hangover for hours, so I’ll perch myself on the roof undisturbed and write all morning. Everyone else is spending Labor

Back Shortly…

…Gone jam making! We’ve been members of a food co-op this summer and so every Tuesday our apartment looks like this… I’ve made pesto for days, a salsa verde that was highly applauded (quickly found out that friends will provide

Back Shortly…

…Gone jam making! We’ve been members of a food co-op this summer and so every Tuesday our apartment looks like this… I’ve made pesto for days, a salsa verde that was highly applauded (quickly found out that friends will provide

The Circle of Life

This is what my life looks like at the moment… Otherwise known as going around in circles. Wish me luck, off I go again…getting dizzy! My first novel, Silk for the Feed dogs, is available here. You’d think I’d have

The Circle of Life

This is what my life looks like at the moment… Otherwise known as going around in circles. Wish me luck, off I go again…getting dizzy! My first novel, Silk for the Feed dogs, is available here. You’d think I’d have

Coffee and a Book

Anyone else..? Today’s “water cooler moments” usually revolve around TV, sports or pop culture events. But it’s quite powerful to feel part of an historic literary happening. I couldn’t resist… I’m going in without preconceived opinions or prejudices…

Coffee and a Book

Anyone else..? Today’s “water cooler moments” usually revolve around TV, sports or pop culture events. But it’s quite powerful to feel part of an historic literary happening. I couldn’t resist… I’m going in without preconceived opinions or prejudices…

A Father’s Day nod from “Silk for the Feed Dogs”

Originally posted on Betimes Books:
EARLY TRENDS IN FARMING  From Silk for the Feed Dogs by Jackie Mallon I heard the engine of the old red Massey Ferguson fart into life and I emerged running, scrambling to get my wellies…

A Father’s Day nod from “Silk for the Feed Dogs”

Originally posted on Betimes Books:
EARLY TRENDS IN FARMING  From Silk for the Feed Dogs by Jackie Mallon I heard the engine of the old red Massey Ferguson fart into life and I emerged running, scrambling to get my wellies…