Local book launch and a longlist

Mary Grehan’s debut book

I just want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Mary Grehan on the launch day of her debut novel Love is the Easy Bit published by Penguin. The launch takes place this evening in Dubray Books Grafton Street. Unfortunately family events have conspired so that I have a conflicting engagement tonight but I’m really looking forward to reading the book.

Here is a description “The novel is the story of 37-year-old Sylvia Larkin’s struggle with, and ultimate survival of, her family history. According to the company, the story is told in Sylvia’s irreverent, quirky and, at times, angry voice and is a book of huge emotional power which examines relationships, family, love and death through a compelling story.”

Well done to Mary and best wishes.

Onwards and Onwards

I’m polishing my first lit novel for submission and it’s been a long road and has required me to stop following other shiny projects and push through with finding the heart of this thing and trying to bring it to the fore. Consequently there hasn’t been as much time for blogging or for submitting other pieces. However it’s wonderful from time to time to hear something to keep the writing spirits up and so thanks to National Flash Fiction Day where I’ve seen my name and that of twitter pal Anouska Huggins on the MicroFiction Longlist. Hurray! The wordcount was 100 words or under. I love flash fiction!


    1. Hi Sarah! Oh that’s lovely to hear about the 100 words. They’re about to announce details for their anthology submissions – last year it was 500 word stories, so look out for that!

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