Posts Tagged: Writing

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

Me and u

I wrote my first novel in American English. I was living here, querying US-based agents and dating an American who also happened to be my chief reader/plot advisor/spelling tsar, oh, bless his patient comma-plucking, u-pilfering heart. “Why can’t we all

Me and u

I wrote my first novel in American English. I was living here, querying US-based agents and dating an American who also happened to be my chief reader/plot advisor/spelling tsar, oh, bless his patient comma-plucking, u-pilfering heart. “Why can’t we all

Why Do You Write?

This is the question posed by my blogmate, Kate at Maison Bentley Style. It’s part of a blog hop. I could never say no to Kate. She is the big hearted, ever-so-stylish epicenter of my blogging society; our intrepid heroine and

Why Do You Write?

This is the question posed by my blogmate, Kate at Maison Bentley Style. It’s part of a blog hop. I could never say no to Kate. She is the big hearted, ever-so-stylish epicenter of my blogging society; our intrepid heroine and

White Glove

Galway-based writer, Evie Gaughan, invited me to write a guest post for her blog to kick off a series she’s doing featuring authors and their different roads to publishing. I describe my experience with agent-assisted self-publishing in the Amazon White

White Glove

Galway-based writer, Evie Gaughan, invited me to write a guest post for her blog to kick off a series she’s doing featuring authors and their different roads to publishing. I describe my experience with agent-assisted self-publishing in the Amazon White

Only Writing

“Writing is the only thing I do that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” Gloria Steinem I am working on my second novel. Until two weeks ago I had not touched it since

Only Writing

“Writing is the only thing I do that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” Gloria Steinem I am working on my second novel. Until two weeks ago I had not touched it since

It’s a Marathon Week!

On Saturday I will run the New York marathon. I should have ran it last year but Hurricane Sandy scuppered that. It was a hell of a disappointment and one which I couldn’t really voice because so many people had

It’s a Marathon Week!

On Saturday I will run the New York marathon. I should have ran it last year but Hurricane Sandy scuppered that. It was a hell of a disappointment and one which I couldn’t really voice because so many people had

The Tale of my Book

Yesterday I wrote a letter of thank you to my old English Lit teacher, Mrs McGarvey. Twenty years too late, maybe. She’s retired now, swims a lot, still living locally. You see I was a rebel at 18––or at least

The Tale of my Book

Yesterday I wrote a letter of thank you to my old English Lit teacher, Mrs McGarvey. Twenty years too late, maybe. She’s retired now, swims a lot, still living locally. You see I was a rebel at 18––or at least

Chasing Zadie

Chasing Zadie

During the three years it took to write Silk for the Feed Dogs, I became a student again. I’d never written a novel before. I devoured books promising me the gifts of the perfect first sentence, a gripping plot, brisk

Chasing Zadie

Chasing Zadie

During the three years it took to write Silk for the Feed Dogs, I became a student again. I’d never written a novel before. I devoured books promising me the gifts of the perfect first sentence, a gripping plot, brisk

Silk for the Feed Dogs

From Fashion to Fiction – Why I Wrote Silk for the Feed Dogs

Fashion and Fiction. Both have intrigued me ever since I was five years old and was first introduced to my nearest public library to discover the wonders that rested inside. For the occasion I happened to be wearing a silk cardigan that

Silk for the Feed Dogs

From Fashion to Fiction – Why I Wrote Silk for the Feed Dogs

Fashion and Fiction. Both have intrigued me ever since I was five years old and was first introduced to my nearest public library to discover the wonders that rested inside. For the occasion I happened to be wearing a silk cardigan that