Lá Fhéile Pádraig daoibh go léir, ar dhá thaobh an Atlantach!
A Gathering Storm is only 99c in celebration!
For all you Irish out there, in every corner of the world – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
So the GAA All-Ireland football final weekend is upon us, and I am doubly excited because the line-up (Dublin vs Kerry for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past month) is the same as the line-up exactly 40 years ago – the infamous final of 1975 when Dublin sent Mickey Ned O’Sullivan to hospital and Kerry sent Dublin packing, stealing back down the road to Munster with the Sam Maguire under their oxters.
This is the weekend in 1975 that serves as the setting for my novel The Lake, which has just been published in the USA.
So here’s to a great weekend of football – albeit with a different outcome to that in 1975.
Up the Dubs!!
I am thrilled to announce that The Lake is now available as an ebook in the USA! With a fantastic new cover, it’s priced at only $2.99 – a bargain for the novel The Sunday Times called “a gripping murder mystery”.
Download your copy now!
So it’s not everyday that the first copies of your novel arrive by courier in a package from your publisher. When you’ve dreamed of that moment for a long time, you somehow expect champagne corks, orchestras, double air kisses from the neighbours. The reality is, however, that it’s just another in a long line of milestones that inevitably get overtaken by dinnertime, or homework, or a scraped knee; each a little anti-climax that go towards building a career in writing novels.
But I’ll take them. They’re MY anti-climaxes after all.
So here’s the latest one.
Now I’m off to tackle the ironing.
This writing business isn’t big on instant gratification. I started writing my second novel The Lake back in 2012, and it’s only today, three years later, that I can finally share it with the world, thanks to my agent Ger Nichol, my editor Sarah Hodgson and the Killer Reads team at HarperCollins in London.
I loved researching it, I loved writing it, and I truly hope you love reading it.
Now I’m off to write number three. See you all in 2018…
So tomorrow, my novel THE LAKE will be published by HarperCollins Killer Reads.
I feel a little like I should be doing something constructive, but what I’m not sure. Housework, maybe? I’m reminded of what it felt like being pregnant the day before my due-date, although at least I know the book won’t be two weeks late and weigh over 11lbs.
If you’re reading this, the nicest thing you can do for me right now is go on to Amazon and pre-order, or if you already have (THANK YOU) tell your friends to.
I’m going to hoover the sitting room.