Well hello everyone!
Have you missed me? I’ve been buried under the craziness of NaNoWriMo AND getting my book ready to launch. NaNo story is almost there. Almost 42k as of last night, so on the home stretch now.
But the very exciting news is that ‘The Long & The Short of it’ my first collection of short stories is out and there and published and real and you know… PUBLISHED 🙂
It’s a fantastic feel to have the book out there in the world.
You many recognise a few of the stories as a number of them have been on the blog. But they’ve been polished up and some of them have a different ending… There are also some brand spanking new stories too – that never made it to the blog.
The launch was a fun night. The book was launched by novelist, story-writer and story-teller Catherine Brophy. It was wonderful to have her and many other friends that I’ve met on my regular visits to Carousel Creates; a wonderful writers’ centre in the Dublin mountains, where much of the raw material for these stories was written.
Emer and Brian from Emu Ink were there, and as usual were working hard. I’m so grateful to them for all they have done to get this book published.
I’m looking forward to a second launch of the book in Kilcullen; the beautiful village which has been home for the last couple of years. On December 6th at 7.30pm in Kilcullen Library, local author Martin Malone will launch the book. I’ll read some stories from it, but it will be a group effort as some of the members of Kilcullen Writer’s Group will also read. And you never know, there might even be a song or two…
Anyone who can make it is very welcome 🙂
If you’d like to get hold of a copy of The Long & The Short of it, you can click here to order it in paperback, find links to any e-version you fancy & you can even rent a digital copy for 30 days from Emu Ink.
I hope you enjoy it. I really do!
Now, back to NaNoWriMo with me… 🙂