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!

The Inspiration Project

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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Review – ANTHROPOID

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Toby Jones, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerová Directed by: Sean Ellis Cert: 15A Running Time: 120 mins Release Date: 9th September 2016 Great minds in Hollywood it would seem think alike as Anthropoid, the first film out of the gates to feature the true story of the WWII mission to assassinate SS... Continue Reading →

Welcome to The Dark Blue Light

In 2013 I feverishly and proudly wrote the first post for my new blog – so exciting! I was doing it, going to take that step and launch myself into the blogosphere. And then I stalled. Badly. What was I going to write about? What did I have to say and who the hell out... Continue Reading →

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