First Draft Blues

It all starts with a great story idea; that light bulb moment. You can’t wait to sit down and start writing. This is far too easy, you think … until it all goes pear-shaped. Continue reading “First Draft Blues”

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A Conversation with Author Caroline E Farrell @carolineauthor

Today in the Library we have the multi-talented ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Caroline E Farrell, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author and film maker.

You are very welcome, Caroline, please introduce yourself:

37186650_10214601731649976_273695614116560896_nI’m a writer and filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. My current novel, Lady Beth, won the Carousel Aware Prize for Best Novel, 2017. I have also written a vampire story, Arkyne, Story of A Vampire, and have recently written and directed a short film, Framed, which is currently on the film festival circuit. Several of my feature scripts have won awards, and I have written and co-produced two other short films, Adam (2013) and the multi-award winning In Ribbons (2015). Continue reading “A Conversation with Author Caroline E Farrell @carolineauthor”

A Conversation with Author Patricia Asedegbega

This evening in the Library we have Patricia Asedegbega, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Patricia, please introduce yourself: 

24I live in sunny Spain and have been writing for about six years now. I started with a collection of cat stories to raise funds for a shelter and then moved on to my first suspense novel. I write both in Spanish and English and have series in both languages. Though I am a biologist, writing is my true passion. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love. Continue reading “A Conversation with Author Patricia Asedegbega”

A Conversation with Author Sharon Thompson

Head shot 1 Feb 2018 copy for gravatarThis evening in the Library, I am delighted to welcome fellow Irish author, Sharon Thompson, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

Please tell us a little about yourself:

Sharon Thompson here, Irish author who is living in Donegal. I write anything I can but my debut crime novel just launched in January 2018 with leading digital publishers, Bloodhound Books UK. It was a #1 Best-seller on Kindle. Continue reading “A Conversation with Author Sharon Thompson”

A Conversation in the Library with Carol Warham

Today  in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Carol Warham, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

Many thanks for having me along, Pam.

You are very welcome, Carol, please introduce yourself: 

my photoI’m a Manchester girl, born and bred, who moved to Yorkshire over thirty years ago and now you’d have to drag me kicking and screaming to leave here. We live in a lovely village on the edge of the Pennines, close to Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine). I’ve always loved writing, and as with so many writers, it’s something I did as a small child. This year I published my first novel. This came after a few years of publishing some short stories, poems and travel articles. My husband and I have two daughters and two grandchildren who live close by and keep us very busy. Continue reading “A Conversation in the Library with Carol Warham”

A Conversation in the Library with Author Nicola Cassidy

Thanks so much to fellow writer Pam O'Shea for comingOnly a few weeks’ ago, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of December Girl, the debut novel of fellow Irish historical fiction author, Nicola Cassidy. I’m a few chapters in and really loving this story. It grabs your attention straight away – I read the first chapter with my heart pounding!

Nicola has found some time in her very busy life to come along and  join me in the library this evening to share some insights into her life as an author. Continue reading “A Conversation in the Library with Author Nicola Cassidy”

A Conversation with Author Suzan Collins

Head n shouldersThis evening in the Library we have Suzan Collins, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Suzan, please introduce yourself: 

Hi Pam, thanks for having me along. You want a short bio? I write and I eat cake. I do other things too. I also run two companies.

Did you read much as a child? Are you an avid reader now? Do you prefer books in your own genre or are you happy to explore others?

Gosh that’s a long time ago. Yes I did read but was more into sport. Sport was my love and represented school and college. It is important to read and I try to but finding the time when you’re writing and running two businesses can be quite difficult. Continue reading “A Conversation with Author Suzan Collins”