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A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 4M ago

Reading The Future: Celebrating 250 Years of Hodges Figgis

I’m delighted to have an extract from my novel-in-progress When The October Wind Comes in the wonderful new anthology of Irish writing Reading The Future. Edited by Alan Hayes from Arlen Hou...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 5M ago

Christmas and New Year Wish

I’m winding down for some family time….and want to wish my readers a joyful and restful Christmas. Join me again in January with the first post of the new year featuring Irish poet Brian Kir...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 5M ago

New flash piece in The Lampeter Review

I’m delighted to have new flash fiction “Rats” in the city-themed Issue 15 of The Lampeter Review Take a look, have a read and enjoy the wonderful art work.  
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 5M ago

Winter time: reflection, reading, rest

This autumn leading into this December, I’ve been incredibly busy with teaching and writing, yet I’ve also been feeling the need to contemplate. It’s a turning inward, a type of hibernation ...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 5M ago

Ireland’s Green Larder – an exciting new book coming soon

I love when books that so deserve to be published are out in the hands of the readers of the world. One which I am looking forward to in 2018 is Ireland’s Green Larder by Galway-based writer...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 5M ago

Ireland’s Green Larder by Margaret Hickey

I love when books that so deserve to be published are out in the hands of the readers of the world. One which I am looking forward to in 2018 is Ireland’s Green Larder by Galway-based writer...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 6M ago

Readings & Music in Dublin, Nov 8th

I’m really looking forward to enjoying Staccato night on November 8th in Toner’s in Baggot Street, Dublin –  organised by the fab team Tanya Farrelly and David Butler. I’m reading alongside ...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 7M ago

Prize Winning Stories and Friendly Literary Festivals

It is has been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to attend an event at a literary festival so I was delighted to be invited to attend the wonderful Dromineer Literary Festival in Co...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 8M ago

On fiction and interpretation (Mel Ulm on “The Passions of Sophie Byrant”)

It’s always a strange feeling when people write about your work – yet I’m often curious to see how stable (- or not!-) that bridge is between reader interpretation and authorial intention. B...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 8M ago

The Write Time – Fingal Festival: Workshops

I’m delighted to be delivering two creative writing workshops at The Write Time, Fingal County Council’s Festival which celebrates the written and spoken word. Creating something from nothin...