A Trip To Navan

A visit to Navan, and memories of my dear friend Dympna.

Penguin Australia’s Dear Monica Competition

Thank you all so much for the hundreds of entries in the Dear Monica competition. It was a pleasure and privilege to read so many of your special family memories. There were stories of happy gatherings, sad farewells, love and … More

A note for readers

A brief note to those reading Hello from the Gillespies.

My Australian tour dates

I’m happy to share the details of my upcoming October tour here on my website and also on the Penguin website. If I’m visiting anywhere near you, I do hope you’ll come and say hello.

#DearMonica competition

I’m delighted to announce details of a great Penguin Books competition especially for my Australian readers. You’re all invited to write to me and share a special family memory in the #dearmonica competition…

Gillespies cover reveal x 3

Here’s an early look at the three different international covers for my new novel, HELLO FROM THE GILLESPIES, coming out in Oct/Nov 2014. I love them and hope you all do too.

New novel on the way

I’m very happy to share the news that my new novel is called: HELLO FROM THE GILLESPIES.
The cover copy reads: “For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled ‘Hello from the Gillespies’. It’s always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself – she tells the truth….

Australia’s Favourite Novelist poll

I was delighted to be named in the Top 5 in Booktopia’s poll for Australia’s Favourite Novelist – thanks so much for your votes, everyone.

US edition of The House of Memories

The House of Memories will be published in the US on Feb 4, 2014. Click through to see the covers and read a wonderful early review.

New Australian covers

A beautiful new look for the Australian/New Zealand editions of my novels, available now as e-book and print-books.

My Favourite Place

From The Age & Sydney Morning Herald travel pages – I’m one of five authors writing about “the one spot in Australia that has most informed their writings.” My spot? The Clare Valley of South Australia.  

Research trip to County Cork

Here are some photos from my September research trip to Cork in Ireland, one of the settings for my new book, which will be published in late 2014.

Dublin launch of And Then He Kissed Me

We had a great launch in July of And Then He Kissed Me, a new anthology of romantic stories for teens, to which I’ve contributed a short story called ‘My Embarrassing Mother’…

Lola’s Secret published in Germany

Willkommen, Lola! The German edition of Lola’s Secret, with its new title Die Frauen von Clare Valley (The Women of the Clare Valley) is now available in Germany. Viel Spass beim Lesen/Happy Reading to everyone there.

Writing Popular Fiction online workshop

I had a great day at the first Writing.ie online TV workshop ‘Writing Popular Fiction’ here in Dublin last week, alongside fellow authors Vanessa O’Loughlin, Paul Carson and Sinead Moriarty, and a terrific and talented panel of writing students in-studio…

On the train in Platform magazine

If you happen to be taking a train trip in Australia on the legendary Ghan, Overland or Indian Pacific (lucky you, if so…), please do keep an eye out for the on-board magazine Platform. The current issue has an extract … More