I’m on my way!! BGE Irish Book Awards #BGEIBA

Today I have a guest post from ME!!!!!!

The dress is hanging up & sparkling!

The hair and nails are done!

The shoes are glistening new in the box!

Where am I going?

Well….I have been lucky enough to be invited to the Irish Book Awards tonight in Dublin by Vanessa Fox O’ Loughlin. Vanessa is the founder of Inkwell Publications and is also the brains behind the fantastic website Writing.ie , the online resource for all your literary requirements. Of course some of you know her as Sam Blake, crimefiction writer of Little Bones.

I’m hoping to report back from my trip but in the meantime, here’s a look at who I expect I’ll be stalking….

#guestpost Aedin Johnston #author of Finding James @Aedinj

Recently I came across a local Cork Writer, Aedin Johnston, who has written a book about a topic very close to her heart, entitled Finding James.

Her Granduncle, James O’ Connor was a Cork man who was called to the Colours in August 1914. He nearly made it to the end of the war but died on the battle fields of France in 1918. His family did not know why he joined the British Army or where he was buried. Through research Aedin followed his journey once he left Ireland to when he finally died.

Finding James is an emotional journey which uses one man’s details to understand the lives these soldiers led and to pay tribute to their sacrifice.

I am delighted to hand over to Aedin here at Swirl and Thread today with a wonderful guest-post entitled :

 ‘My Path to Self-Publication’

Helene Leuschel (@HALeuschel) : Nature, Nurture and the Ability to Empathize #guestpost

Earlier in the week I had the pleasure of being joined on Swirl and Thread by writer Helene Leuschel.

Helene was very honest and open with her answers and was so enthusiastic that she also wrote a great guest post for my blog.

Entitled Nature, Nurture and The Ability to Empathize, it truly is a lovely piece of writing and I am delighted to able to present it to you as I hand over to Helene now.

#guestpost : ‘Bending The Rules’ with Evie Gaughan (@evgaughan)

Since I have started blogging I have been lucky enough to meet some wonderful people.

I find Twitter to be the main source for quite a lot of my interaction.

It was on Twitter that I came across the lovely writer that is Evie Gaughan. Through one of our many ‘conversations’, I asked Evie would she be interested in writing a guest post for me. I am delighted to say…she said YES!!!

So without further ado here is Evie with a wonderfully interesting post on ‘Bending The Rules’…  with some fab book recommendations from Evie included.

Guest Post : Six of THE BEST Female Sleuths by Corrie Jackson (@CorrieJacko)

After reading the brilliant 5* Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson, I wanted more!!

So I contacted Corrie and she kindly offered to feature on my blog in a guest post.

We discussed a range of topics and decided that Corrie’s readers would love to see who, in literary ‘Sleuth’ world, (aside from the wonderfully talented Investigative Journalist Sophie Kent, of course), Corrie most admired.

Read on to see who Corrie picked in her own words!!