Hello, long time no blog, but I have been stupidly busy. I was down in sunny Galway for the Cuirt festival, interviewing three top authors on all things crime. Then up to even sunnier Belfast to one of my favourite shops, No Alibis, for the launch of John McAllister’s The Station Sergeant. This week, down here in damp (boo) old Dublin, I chatted to the ever lovely Louise Phillips over on writers.ie about publishing.
I also heard some cracking news: many of you know I was one of the judges for the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair. Today I learned that one of the authors, Susan Lanigan, whose book I adored, has landed herself an agent! Big clap for Susan, you heard it here, expect big things from this lady, BIG.
Next month I’m off to- hopefully sunny- Kerry with Andrew. We plan to turn The Chosen, or ‘Blutwald’ as the Germans insist on calling it, into a script. Leaving aside the work aspect and my hatred of driving anywhere, I’m actually looking forward to a creative break in one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. And as if I need any more reasons to be excited, Dingle seafood. That’s all I’m saying, Dingle seafood. * drools*
September: I’m off to NYC to do research for a whole new series of books set stateside, about the black sheep son of a powerful Irish American family with criminal ties.
My new novel, The Outsider, is out in October and we have three new amazing books in the pipelines. But more about that later.
So, are we caught up? Excellent!
I won’t leave it so long the next time. Hope everyone is well, take care.