I'm delighted you have taken a moment to visit my site. Over the past few months, I have been keeping very busy from a writing perspective, facilitating workshops, proofing documents and preparing for the Summer School of creative writing that I have been invited to facilitate in Cork City Library over the summer months. Summer School starts tomorrow - 4th July - and I'm really looking forward to it!
On a more spirited note (!), I was amused recently to see a whiskey called 'Writer's Tears'! For literary purposes, I sampled a hot whiskey...and can honestly say it hit the creative spots and certainly tasted like more!
As part of the ghost-writing project I'm working on, I'm in the process of interviewing very interesting contributors and hearing their part of the story. I have also been networking with interested agents and publishers for this project. It's very exciting to imagine that the Word document sitting on my laptop will be transformed in time and magically appear in the bookshops!
It's so easy to fast forward to the excitement of noticing a random stranger reading a book I've spent months working on - but unfortunately I have to be realistic, stay grounded, continue working and remind myself that it's not quite there yet. I still have a lot of work to do, in particular the craftwork required to join the dots and pull all the information I've gathered together and find the best way to make the entire story flow! My objective is to make this book the best read it can be as well as doing the story the justice it deserves!
For confidentiality reasons, I'm not able to give anymore detail at the moment but I am really enjoying this exciting new writing challenge despite its vast difference to novel-writing. A ghost writer gets to immerse into the lives of real people and their unique story. One similarity, however, is the technique involved in getting the 'voice' right. So that's what I'm working hardest on right now. Time will tell whether I've cracked it or not but the young lady I'm working with will soon tell me if I'm getting it wrong - and I'm grateful to her for her frankness!
I'm privileged to have been trusted with the job of transferring an intriguing personal journey to the page and soon hopefully between the covers of a book!
My fourth novel, Love Is The Reason, was lucky to get a second wind as part of Tesco's Valentines Day, Mother's Day and Summer Read promotion (2015). Receiving a few complementary emails recently about the house fire at the centre of this story, I have to be honest and admit that I had to go back to a copy myself and refresh myself on what exactly went on in my head at that time...scary!
My fifth novel, Where There's A Will, was recently sold to the UK and all English-speaking countries. It is already available for preorder by Magna and is available here: http://www.bookwire.com/book/where-there-a-will-9780750540940--51141673
It will be published in a variety of other formats in the coming months so keep an eye out for it on your travels and in particular if you see it in the US, let me know!! That will be the ultimate dream come true.
This is an excellent development for the characters in this tale and also gives the story (and hopefully my other four titles) a new lease of life and expanding world-wide audience. The boost I've got has led me to tentively jotting a few pages of what might be novel number 6...but it's far too soon to say whether it will amount to anything or not...hopefully!
My contact details are at the end of the page, I’d be delighted to hear from you. Please feel free to drop a line if the mood takes you.
Take care ....and for those of you who are writers, keep writing!
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