Talk in Kanturk, Co Cork

I’ll be giving a talk about my books and the writing life in Kanturk Library, County Cork on Thursday 20 October at 7.30 pm – admission is free and you’re all very welcome. For more details please phone Kanturk Library … More

Dubray Books Competition

Thanks very much to Dubray Books here in Ireland for their Lola’s Secret/The Alphabet Sisters competition – please visit the Dubray Books website for all the details on how to enter.

Lola’s Secret Q&A

My big thanks to you all for giving Lola’s Secret such a warm welcome. If you’d like some background to the story, I hope you’ll enjoy this interview with me on the Penguin Australia website.

Radio LMFM’s Late Lunch panel

Thanks to Gerry Kelly of LMFM’s Late Lunch and my fellow panellists Sarah Nic Lochlainn and Ciara Burke for our lively discussion on the Irish Presidential election, the ideal age to marry and the pros and cons of parental guidelines … More

Today FM interview in Eason, Dublin

I was interviewed about Lola’s Secret by Phil Cawley of Today FM in the flagship Eason bookstore in O’Connell Street, Dublin on Saturday, as part of Eason’s 125th Birthday celebrations. Thanks Phil and a Very Happy Birthday, Eason!

Lola’s Secret publication

October is publication month for Lola’s Secret in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. My big thanks to my publishers Penguin and Pan Macmillan, all the booksellers and especially to my readers for your great support. I hope you all enjoy … More

Signed Bookplates

I won’t be in Australia for a Lola’s Secret tour this year, but I’d still love to offer signed bookplates for any readers. If you’d like one for your copy, please send an email to info@monicamcinerney.com with your name and … More

Signing Lola’s Secret in Ireland

I spent a sunny afternoon yesterday signing many copies of Lola’s Secret at the Argosy and Eason warehouses in Dublin. The signed copies will soon be available in bookshops all around Ireland. Thanks Argosy, thanks Eason!

Library Talks in Ireland

I’m doing a series of library talks around Ireland over the next few months, starting at the Carlow County Library’s first Literary Festival ‘PenFest’ on Thursday 15 September, 7.00 – 8.00 pm. For details 059 917 0094 or www.carlowlibraries.ie. On … More

The Alphabet Sisters competition for Irish readers

A message from my publishers Pan Macmillan:  ‘In the run up to the publication of the sequel, Lola’s Secret, in October, we have five copies of The Alphabet Sisters to give away to Monica’s Irish readers. If you’d like to … More

An Aunt’s Tale

My article about the joys of being an aunt recently appeared in the UK magazine The People’s Friend.

Irish (and Clare Valley) cover for Lola’s Secret

I hope you like this sneak preview of the Irish cover for Lola’s Secret, publication date October 7, 2011. I know these beautiful vineyard-covered hills well – the photo was actually taken in the Clare Valley of South Australia where … More

Crimes and Passion in Dun Laoghaire

I’ll be taking part in this writers’ and readers’ event at the Dun Laoghaire Mountains to Sea Book Festival in County Dublin on September 7 – hope to see you there!

New online interview

My big thanks to author Helene Young for this interview on her website.

At Home in The People’s Friend

At Home with the Templetons is the featured book in The “Friend” Book Club in The People’s Friend magazine, August 13 issue. I also have two articles appearing in The People’s Friend soon – ‘The Aunt’s Story’ in the August … More

Sneak Preview Lola’s Secret Australian cover

I’m very happy to show you the Australian cover for Lola’s Secret, which will be published in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland in October 2011, and in the UK and USA in 2012. For Australian readers: if you’d like to … More

German publication day

Today is publication day for At Home with the Templetons in Germany, under the title, Die Geheimnisse der Familie Templeton, which translates as The Secrets of the Templeton Family. Meine deutschen Leser haben hoffentlich Freude daran!

Irish-Australian Night, 28 July

For Irish readers: as part of the Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival in County Meath, I’ll be taking part in an event called Ireland & Australia: Historical & Literary Links at the Oldcastle Library in Co Meath on Thursday … More

Templetons shortlisted for Australian award

I’m delighted to say that At Home with the Templetons has been shortlisted for General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2011 Australian Book Industry Awards. My big thanks to all the booksellers around Australia and to everyone at … More

New novel on its way

I’m happy to tell you that my new novel, Lola’s Secret, will be published in Australia and Ireland in October 2011, and in the UK and USA in 2012. I’ve loved writing it, especially because it’s set in my home … More

At Home with the Templetons a R*BY finalist

I’m delighted to say that At Home with the Templetons has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year) Awards organized by the Romance Writers of Australia. The winners will be announced in Melbourne … More

May 3 Webchat on Allaboutyou.com

Thanks very much to the readers who posted such great questions during my hour-long webchat on allaboutyou.com on May 3. We covered everything from writer’s block and characters’ names to the impact of the internet on the future of books … More

US book tour thanks and photos

My big thanks to all the readers and booksellers who made my recent book tour in the US so enjoyable, with special thanks to Arlene and Leslie at Read Between the Lynes bookshop in Woodstock, Illinois; Marcia Callaghan, Camille Cassel … More

allaboutyou.com website promotion

At Home with the Templetons is the featured book on the brand new allaboutyou.com website. Please click here for details, to enter their on-line competition and to take part in a webchat on May 3.

At Home with the Templetons at Target

I’m delighted to let my US readers know that At Home with the Templetons has been chosen as a Target Breakout Book. It will be part of special displays in Target stores throughout April and May. Thank you Target!

Out signing with the Templetons

I spent Monday signing many copies of the paperback edition of At Home with the Templetons for Irish book wholesalers Eason and Argosy in Dublin. The signed copies will soon be available in bookshops around Ireland.

UK & Irish publication day

Today is publication day in the UK and Ireland for the paperback edition of At Home with the Templetons! I hope you all like the beautiful cover as much as I do.

The Templetons in the USA

Today is the official publication day in the USA for At Home with the Templetons! I’m really looking forward to visiting Woodstock, New York, Boston and St Joseph for bookshop talks and events in April – please check the Events … More

Eason celebrates Irish Women’s Fiction, March 31, Dublin

I’ll be joining a host of Irish women’s fiction authors for a special readers’ event in Eason’s, O’Connell Street, Dublin this Thursday 31 March at 7.30 pm – please go to the Eason Facebook Book Club for all the info http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163019297087161 … More

USA tour dates for At Home with the Templetons

At Home with the Templetons will be published in the USA on March 29, 2011, and I’m very happy to say I’ll be there in April, doing talks and bookshop events in Woodstock, New York, Boston and St Joseph. If … More

National Library of Ireland Talk

For Dublin readers: Monica is one of the speakers in the National Library of Ireland’s Library Late series on Irish Popular Fiction. ‘The Making of a Bestseller’, a panel discussion chaired by RTE broadcaster John Murray, with Monica, literary agent … More

On-line with the Templetons

Monica will be taking part in an online discussion about AT HOME WITH THE TEMPLETONS on Friday 25th February, as part of Australian author Fleur McDonald’s on-line Book Club. To join in or for more information, please go to Fleur’s … More

New USA publication date for the Templetons

At Home with the Templetons will now be published in the USA on the earlier date of March 29, 2011. The American edition, published by Ballantine Books/Random House, also features a Conversation with Monica and reading group discussion questions. Monica … More

Ulster Tatler magazine review

A lovely review of At Home with the Templetons in this month’s edition of Ulster Tatler magazine. At Home with the Templetons review, Ulster Tatler, Feb 2011

Pan Macmillan Party January 2011

Two months before the April UK & Irish paperback publication of At Home with the Templetons, Monica joined with a dozen Pan Macmillan authors to celebrate a bumper year ahead of women’s fiction. Pictured at the Book Tales & Cocktails … More

The Templetons in the UK & Ireland

I’m very happy to say that At Home with the Templetons will be published in paperback in the UK and Ireland in April 2011, and the first review has appeared in the UK Bookseller magazine: ‘A glorious tale of two … More

Queensland Floods

My thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastating floods in Queensland. If you would like to and are able to help in any way, please go to www.qld.gov.au/floods

Happy New Year

A very Happy New Year to you all – I hope you had a restful and Merry Christmas and that 2011 is filled with good times, good health and happiness. Thanks very much to everyone who has been in touch … More

The Templetons on TV

At Home with the Templetons will be appearing on TV in Australia over the next fortnight – please click here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxBnljuN2ug  for a preview of the Penguin Australia ad. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Sneak preview of US cover for At Home with the Templetons

I’m delighted to give my US readers an early look at the cover of the American edition, which also features the beautiful (and so intriguing) garden path image. At Home with the Templetons will be published in the US on … More

In Conversation in Melbourne

Monica’s conversation about At Home with the Templetons with fellow author Toni Jordan at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne is now available on-line: http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/monica-mcinerney/

Big thanks from Dublin

I’m now back home in Dublin and would like to send a big thank you to everyone who helped make my Australian tour for At Home with the Templetons such a special time for me. Warmest thanks to all the … More

Final day of Templetons tour, Clare Valley, South Australia

Monica’s book tour for At Home with the Templetons finished in her home town of Clare, South Australia. A big thanks to Rose and Mary at Clare High School; Heather, Charles, Candace, Val, Claire, and all at the Clare Library; … More

At Home with the Templetons shortlisted for Irish Book Award

I’m thrilled to say that At Home with the Templetons has been shortlisted for the Eason’s Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year in the 2010 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. If you’d like to vote, please visit http://www.irishbookawards.ie/PublicVote.aspx

Orange & Bathurst, NSW

Monica visited Orange and Bathurst in regional NSW, giving talks at the Bathurst Library for Books Plus, Bathurst and at the Sweet Sour Salt restaurant in Orange with Collins Booksellers.

Bowral, NSW

Monica speaking at an event for Angus & Robertson, in Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW, at the beautiful Centennial Vineyards Restaurant.

Ballarat, Bendigo & Castlemaine bookshop visits

Photos from Monica’s visit to the Victorian goldfields, where she gave talks and signed copies of At Home with the Templetons at Book City in Ballarat, in the Bendigo Library for Dymocks Bendigo and Stoneman’s Bookshop in Castlemaine.

Final week of Australian book tour

Thank you very much to everyone who has come to my talks and bookshop signings around Australia in October, it’s been so lovely to meet you all. My special thanks too to all the booksellers. My final events take place … More

Bestseller list

I’m delighted to say that At Home with the Templetons is number 1 on the Australian fiction bestsellers list and in the Top 5 general fiction lists – my big thanks to everyone at my publisher, Penguin; all the booksellers … More

South Australian Rural Women’s Gathering, Melrose

Monica was one of the guest speakers at the South Australian Rural Women’s Gathering at Melrose on October 16. Big thanks and congratulations to Jo and all her committee for their remarkable weekend event – www.saruralwomensgathering.org.au

Monica visiting Victorian goldfields this week

Monica will be giving talks this week in Ballarat and Bendigo in the Victorian goldfields – the setting for At Home with the Templetons. Please see the Events page for all the details.  

Marion Cultural Centre

Photos from Monica’s talk at the Marion Cultural Centre, October 6, 2010  

Monica & the Penguin TV team filming in Castlemaine

Monica and the Penguin TV team pictured filming in Castlemaine in the Victorian goldfields, one of the main settings for At Home with the Templetons. For those of you who haven’t seen the Off the Page film, you can view … More

Thanks

Thanks very much to everyone who has come along to my talks so far in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, it’s been a real treat to meet you all. I’ll be doing events and giving talks around Australia throughout … More

The Big Book of Hope

I’m honoured to be part of The Big Book of Hope, a new anthology of fiction and non-fiction published in Ireland by Poolbeg, with royalties going to the HOPE Foundation, an Irish charity helping the street children of Kolkata, India. … More

Interview with Fancy Goods

“Monica McInerney spent six months researching stage fright, Irish surf schools and much more for her latest novel, she tells Rachel Wilson.” A 2010 interview with Fancy Goods about At Home With The Templetons: http://www.fancygoods.com.au/booksellerpublisher-magazine/2010/09/22/interview-monica-mcinerney-on-at-home-with-the-templetons-michael-joseph/

Watch for bus ads in Dublin

Readers in Dublin might like to keep an eye out for the At Home with the Templetons bus ad passing by from September 27 for 2 weeks.

Update August 2010

I’m delighted to say that my new novel At Home with the Templetons is being published in Australia and New Zealand on September 27, 2010, and in Ireland on October 1, with publication in the USA, UK and Germany coming early 2011.

With the Irish American Post

An enjoyable interview with Maureen Doll of the Irish American Post: http://www.gaelicweb.com/irishampost/year2006/08summer/featured/featured07.html