Archive for 'Arlene’s blog'

So long Opus, may your heaven be filled with cheese.

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Most of you know of my elderly old basset Opus, amigo to cafe owners all across Barcelona and all round ace hound. Well, I’m sad to say he passed away earlier this evening, age 15. He went peacefully, his head in my lap, belly filled with his favourite food, Andrew scratching the top of his head.  He was a  brilliant companion, wiggly-waggy friend of cats, and devoted gourmond of cheese, the stinkier the better. We loved him dearly and will ...

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Signing copies of The Chosen in Arklow (photos)

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So delighted that folk took the time to stop by and get their copies of The Chosen signed in Eason’s, Arklow. The first leg of Irish tour under way!

Special shout out to my oldest and dearest friend, the lovely Anna Kenny, for all her help, and a big thank you to Mark McGrath for being a most excellent photographer.

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On Arena

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Here I am chatting with the ever lovely Sean Rocks about The Chosen and Portnoy Publishing last night on RTE Radio 1’s Arena.

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The Chosen – Hot Press review

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From the November edition of Hot Press.

Arlene Hunt’s The Chosen is a change of direction for the Irish crime author. Set between North Carolina and Tennessee, this is her first novel where the action takes place outside Ireland.

When Jessie Conway, a special needs teacher, foils a rampage at a small-town high school, she gains the attentions of the press. Unfortunately for her, she also attracts Caleb Switch’s notice. Switch is a predator who classifies potential victims. He is looking for ...

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It’s here!

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Gird yer loins, tighten yer garters, it’s launch day!

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The Chosen is in shops now!

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I was in the middle of teaching a class on crime this Saturday for the delightful Inkwell.ie when it hit me that I was talking to seven talented people who face a Herculean task.

Without wishing to disillusion them, I tried to explain how writing a novel was one thing, but the real difficulty author’s face is getting published. And that even should they be lucky enough to get an agent or a publishing house, there is still a long ...

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All we hear is radio ga-ga.

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See that invite? That’s for you that is.

I was on East Coast radio this morning, attempting to talk around my spluttering cough, the result of the SAME cold I caught returning from New York. Wow, when I get any kind of a cold at all it really lingers.  I had a quick chat about The Chosen and a slighter longer chat about Portnoy Publishing. One point I was keen to ...

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Talking The Chosen and Portnoy on Moncrieff

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For those of you who may have missed my not so dulcet tone today, you can catch up in the link below.   Sean, gracious host that he is, asks some fine and probing questions about the setting up of Portnoy and we chat about the nitty gritty involved in getting a book from idea to book shelf.

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Returned from New York, I am the Woody Allen of travel.

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Without fail I invariably get a cold from flying; this trip is no exception. I had scarcely boarded the plane in JFK when the sore throat set in and now here I am – cough cough woosh – bunged up and blithering.

 

Still, a cracking affair with my fellow scribes ( photo taken at The Mysterious Bookshop. Left to right, John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Me, Alex Barclay, Bateman, Ian Campbell Ross, ...

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My books have arrived!

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So excited, books just arrived! I really like the cover.

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