Author Archives: Geri Schear

About Geri Schear

Geri Schear is an award-winning novelist, author of three Sherlock Holmes and Lady Beatrice books published by MX Publishing. Her short stories have appeared in a number of journals. For further information, see her page at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Geri-Schear/e/B00ORWA3EU

Patricia Scanlan at the Hinterland Festival


Patricia (“I Love Men Really”) Scanlan came to the Hinterland Festival in Kells last weekend and her adoring public are still raving about her. She has a Bette Midler sort of warmth and if her wit is slightly less bawdy … Continue reading

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Dermot Bolger, Pilgrim Poet


One day when he was nineteen or twenty, Dermot Bolger left the cracked concrete of Finglas and made his way up the North Road to Slane in search of the ghost of Francis Ledwidge. Ledwidge, forever 29 thanks to a shell … Continue reading

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The Irish Writers Centre at Hinterland


On Friday afternoon, the Irish Writers Association came to the Hinterland Festival in Kells. Events Officer Kate Cunningham talked eloquently about the many benefits the Centre has to offer the beginning, emerging, or professional writer. The Irish Writers’ Centre which … Continue reading

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The Hinterland Festival Launches in Kells


Following a rewarding four-year association with the Hay festival, Kells in County Meath this year opted to launch an event of its own. The name ‘Hinterland’, organisers say, is, “suggestive of something that is not merely metropolitan, something ‘beyond the … Continue reading

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What Should I Write About?


One of the repeated conversations of my childhood went like this: ME: I’m bored! MUM: Write something. ME: What should I write about? It must have happened a lot because I remember several similar instances. These days, I don’t often … Continue reading

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Richard T Ryan Joins MX’s Editorial Staff


MX Publishing recently announced the welcome news that author Richard T. Ryan has joined Sherlock Holmes publishing giant from the beginning of June as Consulting Editor, bringing over 40 years of editorial experience to the role. Rich will be helping … Continue reading

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When Jane Met Nigella


My friend Jane doesn’t cook. Never has. Thanks to her mother, a woman for whom the culinary arts were as incomprehensible as Euclid, Jane grew up with a lot of misgivings about food. I mean, she eats; naturally, but mostly … Continue reading

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