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.
Top Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Always such fun to discover a new writer
By Sharon Umbaugh on 16 Jun. 2017
A debut novel from a talented writer of the highest degree. A very compelling literary novel page turner, suspenseful and mysterious, this one will have you staying up long into the ...more
Well, I am not sure I have achieved a 'wow' factor but I have been focused on writing a synopsis for each of my novel series. Two books so far, with a third at the development stage. It is a case of reducing over 70,000 words in each book to a reasonable 500. Yeah, 500 ...more
Both of these novels have been read by three beta readers. The final beta reader is from Frostbite Publishing. The company also offers consulting, line editing, cover and web design, and formatting.
A statement from their web site.
What is a beta reader?
A beta reader is someone who reads your story before it is published. A good ...more
This was an excellent first production by Muddy Hands, a group of disparate drama lovers whose aim is to encourage creativity through artistic expression, and put on great shows throughout the surrounding rural communities. People in the group hail from Westmeath, Meath and Cavan.
They played in Ballinacree, Meath, where I saw this outstanding show by ...more
A great way to focus and develop ideas. A drabble resulting from last year's Staday was published and since is one of the nominees for Best Short Fiction 2017. I'm looking forward to the month.
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