A Class Apart discounted for a limited time!

Being an author these days involves a lot more than typing ‘The End’ with a big flourish. I knew this before I made the decision to publish A Class Apart, but over the past six weeks since my book was released I’ve become much more acquainted with all the different hats an author must wear.

For a long time I’ve been very familiar with hats such as writer, editor, proofreader. Now there are more hats to add to the pile: marketer, advertiser, promoter. My book won’t sell unless people know about it, and they won’t know about it unless I advertise it. So it’s time to Continue reading

Guest post – Transported in Time and Place

I’m delighted to say that I’ve had a guest post featured on the Toronto-based blog A Writer of History, which is run by M.K. Tod. The blog’s theme this year is Transported in Time and Place, so I wrote a piece about the research I did for A Class Apart and how I used it to transport readers to Ireland in 1828.

You can read the post at this link.

Many thanks to M.K. Tod for having me on her blog!

Radio interview on Tipp FM

This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be hitting the airwaves again tomorrow, Tuesday August 7th. Tipp FM, my local radio station in County Tipperary, has invited me onto its daily show ‘Tipp Today’, hosted by Fran Curry. I’ll be talking about my book A Class Apart and also a little bit about my background in music. If you’d like to tune in, you can go to tippfm.com and click on their Listen Live button. I’ll be on just after 11am (Irish time)!

Some very good news for A Class Apart

I have a confession to make. Thrilled as I was to see everyone spreading the news of the launch of A Class Apart, it also made me really nervous – people were sharing it without knowing whether it was any good at all. What if they ended up not liking it? What if they read the first page and thought it was terrible? After the high of the launch, the crushing self-doubt seriously kicked in.

Then the feedback started to trickle in and – to this author’s unspeakable relief – the reactions have been positive! I am so delighted to hear that readers are genuinely enjoying my book. It is the best feeling in the world to know that Continue reading

Radio interview on Dublin City FM

Last Saturday, July 21st, I did my first author interview on live radio. Many thanks to Yvette Poufong and Dublin City FM for featuring me on their Saturday brunch show. I have to admit there were a few nails bitten before the interview that morning but I think it went all right in the end! I’ve included the audio clip below – it’s just over 16 minutes.

Among the things Yvette and I chatted about Continue reading

A recap on the book launch

Well, July 10th is a day that will stay in my memory for quite some time! My debut novel, A Class Apart, has officially been launched into the world!

Before I go into the details of yesterday’s magic, I’m pleased to say that I’ve been interviewed by the lovely author Ashley O’Melia! You can read that interview here. I’m also giving away a free copy of A Class Apart as part of the feature so do head on over there and check it out. Warmest thanks to Ashley for having me on her blog!

Going back to the book launch, I have to say it was a whirlwind of a day. I was overwhelmed by Continue reading