January 18, 2021

The Godmothers First Irish Review

My first Irish review for The Godmothers, here in the Sunday Independent newspaper. “Being able to travel to Australia, Scotland, London and Ireland virtually, while we are stuck at home…

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January 17, 2021

A Sneak Peek Of The Godmothers

Would you like to read a first chapter extract of The Godmothers on Irish website RTE, before publication day in Ireland and the UK this Thursday, 21 Jan? Here you…

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January 16, 2021

UK/Irish Cover Reveal!

I LOVE the wonderful adapted cover art for the UK & Irish edition of The Godmothers – out next week (Jan 21)! Thanks so much to illustrator Dean Proudfoot at…

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January 11, 2021

The Godmothers Nominated For FAB Award

I’m delighted The Godmothers has been nominated for Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Book (FAB) Award for 2020. Round 1 voting is now open. If you read and enjoyed The Godmothers and would…

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January 11, 2021

21 Years As An Author

2021 marks my 21st year as a published author so here are 21 memories and observations on my writing career, in the lead up to my 13th book, THE GODMOTHERS,…

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December 31, 2020

A Farewell To 2020

And so (nearly) farewell to 2020, that strange and unforgettable year. I hope you and all your family are feeling optimistic about 2021 – may it be calmer and brighter…

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December 15, 2020

Better Reading Podcast

I always love talking to Cheryl Akle of Better Reading. If you’d like to hear us discuss The Godmothers, my unexpected year in Australia, life in Ireland compared to life…

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December 11, 2020

A Change Of Scene Fills Your Soul

One of our most celebrated authors is based in Dublin, but has set several novels on her Clare Valley home turf. I got my first passport when…I was 19 and…

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December 6, 2020

Final Snippet Of The Godmothers

Today I’m sharing the last video in The Godmothers audiobook recording series. The star of this video is actor and voice artist Ella Scott Lynch, who you might recognise from…

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December 1, 2020

The Month Of Christmas Letters

Hello, December the first! Hello to the first paragraph of my novel Hello from the Gillespies: ‘It was December the first. Angela Gillespie did as she’d done on that day…

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