Thursday, 16 November 2017

Our First Shop Window!

From the bus last night, on my way into town, I spotted Dad's Red Dress in the window of Books Upstairs. In fantastic company too, with Adrian Mole and Harry Potter, sharing shelf-space with Anton Chekhov, Angela Carter and José Saramango. Happy days!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Writer's Block: an interview

An interview I did about writing with Sophie Grenham has just been published The Gloss magazine in their online version.

Really nice piece too!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Angelica Touch, my new book

The coolest cover, designed by Aoife Henkes.
The manuscript for my new book has gone to be formatted. It is such a good feeling to set it free, to stop tweaking and scanning for typos or all those glaring mistakes that don't glare until you're reading from the published book in front of a crowd!

Hoping to have it on the shelves by mid-November! Can hardly wait now. Dad's Red Dress has been feeling lonely!

Here's the blurb from the back page of The Angelica Touch, just to whet your appetite:

Angelica, 14, has reached three conclusions. Firstly, her mother Molly, who manages a rundown hotel on the wild Drisogue peninsula in Donegal, is desperately lonely. (She's not.) 

Secondly, it’s entirely her fault that Molly is still single. (It might be.) 

Thirdly, since she can hardly have a boyfriend of her own if Number 2 is true, it’s up to her to find her mother a man. (It really isn't.) 

Given her natural gift for matchmaking, Angelica’s solution is to develop a dating website for her mum. With the questions devised by Angelica and best friend, Grace, what could possibly go wrong?