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Life as a writer in an old city in a new world.

The Detective and the Writer: Introducing Amy Thomas


Amy Thomas is the author of a series of Irene Adler (The Woman) and Sherlock Holmes novels titled, The Detective and the Woman, The Detective The Woman and the Winking Tree, and The Detective The Woman and the Silent Hive. Her trilogy is being released … Continue reading

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Your Time has Come to Shine


When people ask you what you do, and you take a deep breath then admit you’re a writer, you can expect one of several reactions. On the most positive, if most unlikely, end of the scale, there’s, “Oh, wow, that’s … Continue reading

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Peripheral Vision


My writer pal Rosie describes this sort of scenario to me all the time: She’s standing in the checkout line in the supermarket and the man in front of her pulls out an odd assortment of groceries. Broccoli, a duck, … Continue reading

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The Holistic Approach


Every once in a while if you’re very lucky, once in a while in your writing career,  you are struck by a moment of utter clarity and you see it: the entire novel laid out before you like a landscape … Continue reading

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The Hinterland Festival Returns to Kells


This week, on the 21st June, in fact, the Hinterland Festival returns to Kells, County Meath. For the uninitiated, I should explain this is an arts and literature festival that comes with a uniquely joyous flavour of Irish craic. Everyone … Continue reading

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Rock’n’Roll in the Sandbox


Best pal Jane has been visiting over the past week and we’ve had a wonderful time catching up. Yes, we talk on Skype every night, but it’s not the same. Now, sadly, she has gone home to glorious Yorkshire, land of … Continue reading

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Yes!


Yoko Ono, performance artist and activist, was the Bjork of the 1960s. In 1966, she exhibited an interactive artwork known as Ceiling Painting at the Indica Gallery show in London. The viewer was invited to climb a white ladder and, … Continue reading

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