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Archive for November 2015


From February until September when, as you may remember, my publishers left me swinging in the breeze, I kept myself busy.  Ever one to try and improve the shining hour I organised my used plastic bags into size order, scrubbed the tile grouting in the bathroom and wrote a play. I used to write a…

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Carriage Paid

   Just a brief post.  Readers who claim my giveaways always offer to pay for postage, well-mannered gals that they are. I’d like them all to know that their continued efforts at spreading the word about my books is far, far more valuable to me than the price of a few stamps. Keep up the…

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Get One Free, Buy One

Roll up, roll up! Never to be repeated offer!  I’m giving away books. Again. My dear husband and I are moving house and a ruthless book cull is about to commence.  A copy, (signed or not, as you wish) of any of my backlist to the first takers. Just send me a message. If you’re…

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Taking Language Liberties

James Joyce is famous for the wonderful liberties he took with the English language but the longer I live in Ireland the more I believe it’s a national trait. Almost every exchange contains some delightful little quirk of syntax or grammar. ‘Will I give ye a refund?’ asks the lady at Customer Services. I don’t…

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