The girl with ‘Girl’ in her title, Irish Times, March 2018
‘Chances are I’ll say this to you apologetically, perhaps with a sheepish grin. If I detect an imminent eye-roll, I’ll quickly follow up with some conspiratorial comment about my publishers, perhaps even joke that they want to call my next book The Girl In The Window Of The Train Whose Tattoo Is Gone. You’ll say, ‘I’m so sick of these girl books,’ or ‘I really hate that word’ or ‘Ugh, why does everyone feel the need to copy The Girl On The Train?’ even though that book came after Gone Girl and that book came out after The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and you are, in all probability, a former girl yourself. And I’ll nod and smile and mumble something that sounds like agreement because I don’t want to be a bad feminist – or is that what we’re supposed to be now? I can’t keep up, the rules seem to change daily – but I’ll already be hating myself for not saying how I really feel.’
The Bestseller Experiment ep 155: Get Your Arse in the Chair, December 2018
The Elaine Show, Virgin Media One, December 2018
L-R: Vanessa O’Loughlin, me, Hazel Gaynor, Elizabeth Murray, Andrea Hayes.
My happy self on St. Augustine Beach, FL, 2006.
Sam Blake/Vanessa O’Loughlin and me
La Tour Eiffel peek-a-boo
Montmartre from the Musee d’Orsay
Photo credit: Patrick Browne, Waterford Writers’ Weekend
Keeping Paris on my desk at home
Some precious additions to the box of book stuff!
IN NEW YORK CITY
Speaking at the ‘Irish in SF’ breakfast at the Consulate in San Francisco. This is Catherine Barry, our fantastic moderator, me, Mike McCormack and Robert O’Driscoll, the Consulate General
With Mike McCormack at the Bay Area Book Festival Authors Gala
My view from the CCI
Monet’s gardens at Giverny
They give good goody bag!
The Writing Irish panel at the Bay Area Book Fest with Rosemary Graham (our superb moderator), Mike McCormack, Emilie Pine and me
A few lucky booksellers in NYC got this bag of Irish goodies!