Are you in and around Belfast on the 19th November or willing to visit....???

I will be leading a session on promoting your work – and yourself – in the competitive marketplace, hence scary photograph!

Starts: Sat 19 Nov Time: 11am – 4.00pm 
Duration: 1 Day - Cost: €10/£7

The Irish Writers Centre are presenting Mindshift: The Connected Writer in association with The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Words Ireland.

Lots of other speakers, so click HERE for full details

Looking forward to this event as part of San Francisco visit!!

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Phoenix Sister Cities 2I'm thrilled to be part of this wonderful festival in PHOENIX ARIZONA this October!!


I'm also looking forward to meeting the fantastic Adrienne Leavy again, Gregory CastleBrian Caraher, Michael Stanford and Gibbons Ruark.


The festival agenda includes: author readings and insights into their work plus opportunities to meet the authors and book signings. The day will be filled with literary enjoyment as well as music and a vendor fair. If you love books and all things Irish, plan to attend this unique event!



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Saturday, October 8th 2016
More and more young Irish women are joining the ranks of established crime fiction greats. What’s that all about? Award-winning Irish crime writers Louise Phillips and Niamh O’Connor will read from their contributions to the new anthology of Irish crime writing, Trouble Is Our Business (New Island Press, September 2016). The stories in the collection have a distinctive Irish flavor but show Irish crime writing in the 21st Century is now playing in international leagues.
Louise Phillips is author of four psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel Red Ribbons was nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2012, and her second novel, The Doll’s House, won the award in 2013. Last Kiss, her third novel was also shortlisted. In 2015, she was a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. The Game Changer is her fourth novel. “This is not just an Irish Crime thriller writer – she’s among the best crime writers in the world.” – BBC Radio Ulster
Niamh O’Connor is a best-selling crime novelist, true crime writer and journalist for more than 20 years. She is former True Crime editor with the Sunday World. O’Connor has also produced several best selling books of high profile crimes as well as detective fiction with the central character of DI Jo Birmingham.
Louise and Niamh will be joined by Claire McGowan, author of the Paula Maguire crime series, which was optioned by the BBC. McGowan, who also writes women’s fiction as Eva Woods, was born in Northern Ireland and now lives in London. Claire runs the UK’s first MA in Crime Writing, at City University London.

So looking forward to the Dalkey Creates Festival! Dates 13th -16th October....Sharing the days with some great writing friends....



 For more details on the festival click HERE.