I'm absolutely delighted to announce the details of THE GAME CHANGER book launch.

All are most welcome and looking forward to seeing many of you on the night!!!


The Game Changer Launch Invitation

Eoin Mc Namee to launch THE GAME CHANGER!!

I'm absolutely honoured and delighted that the very talented Eoin Mc Namee will be launching THE GAME CHANGER in September! (details of launch to follow very shortly)


And in case you have been in hiding for the last decade, here's a little bit about Eoin. If you haven't picked up his latest book, Blue is the Night, it is a tour-de-force!


Eoin Mc Namee


EOIN MC NAMEE's novels include Resurrection Man, later made into a film, The Blue Tango, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Orchid Blue, described by John Burnside in the Guardian as 'not only a political novel of the highest order but also that rare phenomenon, a genuinely tragic work of art.'

His latest novel, Blue is the Night, won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015.

A cover is born!!!

Small drum it is, the cover of THE GAME CHANGER....


The Game Changer

Announcement of Residency!!

Announcing the recipients of the Irish Writers Centre / Cill Rialaig residencies

July 06 2015

In case you're not signed up to our newsletter (it's never too late to do so: click & scroll down!), we've announced the seven lucky recipients of our Cill Rialaig residencies which will take place over 10 days in October this year: 


- Andrea Carter

- Anthony Glavin 

- Catherine Dunne

- Lia Mills 

- Louise Phillips

- Maria McManus 

- Seán Hardie

We're delighted to be partnering with Cill Rialaig for the first time and congratulations to all seven writers.

Cill Rialaig is going to be humming with heavyweight literary activity this autumn. Watch this space!

The Game Changer - The End is Near!

I came back from holidays on Wednesday and got straight into copy edits for THE GAME CHANGER. I completed them this evening. The journey of writing this novel has been an emotional one and there were moments when I despaired if it would ever get close to the aspirations I had for it at the start.

A friend of mine read it last week and loved it, and then the copy editor used words like magnificent, gripping, absorbing, compelling, terrifying, saying it was a tour de force, and that love, suspense, atmospheric backdrops, the effects of psychological trauma, and a mesmerising plot, added to it being brilliant. Don't worry, none of this has gone to my head, and like most writers, I will still worry about writing it better, but the end of the process is near and that is emotional.

And, here is the opening quote of the novel ...... 

"When we step into the family, by the act of being born, we step into a world which is incalculable, into a world which has its own strange laws, into a world which could do without us, into a world we have not made. In other words, when we step into the family, we step into a fairy-tale."
G. K. Chesterson