February, Part Two: Stepping Stones.

February’s Inspiration Diaries are now live! I feel like I’ve joined a band of superheroes. These women take my breath away – Tric Kearney, Casey King, Hazel Gaynor, Catherine Ryan Howard and Carmel Harrington. I salute you!

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IMG_0736Hugely inspiring stuff this month from our three writers. We are cheering you on all the way, ladies.

Casey King (@Letstalkcrime) – Don’t Look Back in Anger

Imagine asking someone who’s laying in their hospital bed: ‘What good are you now that your injuries are such that you can’t perform your job properly?’ You’d think – among other things – What a wagon or (insert relevant expletive). This was said to me. Not by a stranger, not by a friend, but by me to me. How destructive was that? Very, I can tell you.

With over a decade under my belt as an active, productive and ambitious member of the Irish Police Force, I suddenly found myself injured in the line of duty. As the physical injuries healed slowly, but surely – still not fully – that little voice, questioning my worth, remained. I needed help! It arrived in the…

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January, Part Two: New beginnings

I’m so thrilled to be part of this new blog series The Inspiration Diaries, following a year in the life of three bestselling authors Carmel Harrington, Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard; and three writers hopefully on our way to publishing success, Casey King, Tric Kearney and me! Follow it for monthly updates detailing the highs and lows of a writer’s journey. February piece coming next week!

The Inspiration Project

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For Part Two of our January updates we are so delighted to introduce our three former Inspiration Project attendees – Casey King, Clare Daly and Tric Kearney – who will share monthly musings on their writing year. We have three words to say to these ladies: GO, GO, GO!

Casey King (@letstalkcrime) – Parking My Dreams

It is close to the date, my self-imposed deadline to call a halt to my writing pursuits in the face of rejections. I wasn’t firing my laptop out of the window – though there were many times this did seem like a logical option – nor was I abandoning all writing ventures, no, I was going to complete the project I was working on then shelve my ambitions for the time being, and, as such, park my dreams. It had the effect of clearing my mind.

I went to events and festivals, not with…

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Short Story: Little Miss Ashleigh

I posted this story for a time before Our Destiny Is Blood came out, but I thought given it's almost Halloween, it might be nice to throw a little moon dust over it again. It features a supporting character from Our Destiny Is Blood - Ashleigh Boudreaux. She's a Southern belle and a piece of... Continue Reading →

Book Two: Title Announcement!

I knew quite early on that my first book, Our Destiny Is Blood, would be a series. If for no-one but myself, I knew I couldn't let Evelyn, Michael and Sasha go after just one book.  And the truth is, when I wasn't writing about them, I missed them. I missed their company and I... Continue Reading →

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