It’s hard to believe but a year has passed since my book Marked Off was launched. It was a wonderful night in Hanna’s Book Shop in Rathmines and, thankfully, there have many good reviews in newspapers and literary websites since. And a few appearances on television and radio shows were really great fun. Anyway, thanks one and all for your support and encouragement, and here’s to an even better new year!
This is fun!
A few photographs from the Big Night!
Plenty of chat
There is a first time for everything and yesterday I did my first radio interview. I was invited by Jacinta Matthews, host of Creative Flow on Dundalk FM, to appear on the show and we were joined by Roisin and Elaine, two members of a local book club. (Click to listen.)
Roisin, DC, Jacinta & Elaine
We discussed my book Marked Off and writing in general. I must say that it was a memorable and very enjoyable experience. Thank you to all concerned.
Marked Off – published by New Island Books
Interview on RTE’s Today Show with Maura Derrane and Daithi O’Shea, Friday 20th March 2015.
Two very good reviews of Marked Off – thank you very much! (Click image to enlarge)
Irish Examiner – 21 March 2015
Book Review in Dublin Gazette
Well, after a long wait my book is finally here. I collected it (and a few more) from the publishers New Island Books, and it was a great thrill. Afterwards, I was asked to write a piece about the experience of writing the book for writing.ie – an excellent website for those with an interest in books and the business of books.
And, last week, I did a video interview for ON THE SPOT
The book launch will be in Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, Rathmines on Thursday 12th February – should be a great night!
Well, time is moving on, and I will soon be busy editing Marked Off with the publishing company. After winning the prize (RTE Today Show & New Island Publishing – Get Your Book Published Competition) in March, I have been looking forward to this moment, and I am sure that it will be interesting and informative.
Marked Off will be published in February 2015.
Just to let you know that my novel Marked Off! has won the RTE Today Show/New Island Publishing competition, with publication set for Jan 2015. Exciting times ahead:)