Welcome to my web site. Here you will find information about my books and the writing courses and workshops I facilitate around the country of Ireland. I have a life long love of writing and drama and I have worked with directors, theatre companies, actors and writers. I also read scripts, and offer editing and beta reading services. Strange to some but I love editing, and making a piece of writing the best it can be.
Workshops & Writing Courses
I teach a number of courses and workshops including a very popular memoir writing course that has yielded some great results. A collection of short memoirs called Down Memory Lane was produced and published last year with all proceeds going to the local Alzheimer Societies patient comfort care fund. I also teach short story workshops, novel writing classes, and do private one to one tuition. More information can be found on the Workshops & Writing Courses page.
My blog is where I share my love of all things creative. You will find book reviews, my view on theatre performances, radio, sculptures, workshops, meetings etc. I try to keep my blog updated as often as possible detailing events that I attend, books I’m working on, life as a writer, publishing details, and whatever rocks my boat. My latest blog posts are listed below so be sure to check them out and subscribe so you don’t miss out on what is going on.
A number of my books are complete and ready for publication. If anyone out there is interested in publishing them and providing royalties, I’ll always listen. If I self-publish they will be made available in both paperback and e-book formats from Amazon and all leading bookstores. For more information and to read the blurbs for each title please visit my books page.
If you don't already know of it, I recommend checking out Ad Hoc fiction flash contest online. http://adhocfiction.com/2015/04/about/
Every Wednesday, a word is given as a prompt for a 150 word flash. Write and submit; Ad Hoc will long list and publish; then the public votes for the winner. The winner receives entry into the Bath Flash ...more
Thai Lady in Point View
In my novel Dead Man Floating, I have three point of view characters, and I used third person limited for each. The opening in its original form can be seen here on my blog page about The Hook.
But since then, I decided to see if changing the main protagonist's story ...more
Elizabeth McKenna drawing age 17
Elizabeth McKenna is 93 years old, and has her first solo exhibition at the Ramor Theatre in Virginia.
In a radio interview Elizabeth said that even as a child, all she wanted to do was make art. And she has been doing so since. Throughout the years, marriage and the birth ...more
By Hook or by Crook
The hook is a vital ingredient for agents, editors and publishers if my manuscript is to stand out among the hundreds of submissions the professionals receive. A hook may encourage the reader to continue with the paragraph, the page, the chapter. First impressions count because they can make or break ...more
Recognise these faces
What is culture night? Perhaps an answer to the question What is Culture? is more relevant. Customs, art and heritage is one answer, and within that comes ritual, music, drama, crafts, dance, religion, museums, architecture and so on. Celebrating a countries culture is an affirmation of identity. Long may it continue.
Yesterday, in the ...more