Summer Reads



Tune into Kfm radio this evening to hear some more book reviews from myself, Hazel Gaynor and Caroline Finnerty - I'll be chatting about Roisin Meaney 's latest novel, After the Wedding, plus Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent , A Husband's Confession by Zoe Miller and The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer, plus some other great suggestions for your SUMMER READS!!

LAST KISS - The Cover Revealed

Well here she is folks, the front cover of LAST KISS finally revealed .... 'The darkest places are often within us' ....

Last Kiss by Louise Phillips 6

A cracker of a day!

The 1 - 1 Crime Writing Consultancy Clinic at the Irish Writers' Centre was fully booked Saturday last! Another full house due on the 7th June - it will be a cracker of a day if the talent from last Saturday is anything to go by... 

Irish Writers Centre 2



Readers' Day at Cork Library HQ on May 23rd 2014
COrk Library Readers Day


Cork County Library are eagerly looking forward to their Day In May for Booklovers in Library  HQ at Carrigrohane Road on Friday 23 May(10.00am-1.00pm) featuring myself and Roisin Meaney.

The event, sponsored by O' Mahony's Booksellers, promises to be the perfect start to any booklovers weekend.


Their onsite link reads :-

'Louise Phillips is a bestselling crime author of the psychological crime thrillers, Red Ribbons and  The Doll's House, Winner of the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year 2013. In 2009, she won the Jonathan Swift Award for her short story Last Kiss, and in 2011 she was a winner in the Irish Writers' Centre Lonely Voice platform. She has also been short-listed for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and long-listed twice for the RTÉ Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition

Roisín Meaney was born in Listowel. She  has been enthralling Irish and international audiences with her work over the past decade. Her books including Putting Out the Stars, The People next Door, Half Seven on a Thursday have been bestsellers and as library staff will testify are ever popular with library customers. Roisín's new novel After The Wedding was published in April of this year. 

Both authors will read from and speak about their lives and work giving their audience a glimpse into the craft, talent and work that goes into producing an entertaining, thought-provoking novel. 

If you love reading don't miss this event. Teas, coffees and refreshments will be available to attendees. Admission is free but places are limited so book your place by ringing Library HQ at 021 4546499 or emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Wednesday May 21st.' 




LAST KISS, is with the copy editor right now, so it is very close to that print button stage. I've said it before, but each novel is an emotional journey, not simply for the characters within it, but for the reader and the writer as well. Sometimes you only know what the story is about when you finish that first draft. There is an awakening of sorts. I know this has happened to me on all three novels, but this time, I have revisited the ending of LAST KISS so many times that it feels like a secret constantly being unravelled, and each time I go back and add in another sentence or two, more of it makes sense. 

Ending are important for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes after writing 100,000 words, not all writers do them justice. I hope I have this time. I really do.