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London Book Fair 2015


London Book Fair 1I was delighted to be invited to the opening ceremony of the London Book Fair at the Olympia Conference Centre, having been a judge on the Irish panel for the European Prize for Literature. 

The Irish Winner will be announced at the end of the opening ceremony and it was an honour to be on the judging panel. 

Shortlist authors are:-

Deirdre Sullivan, Primperfect (Little Island, 2014)

Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart (Doubleday Ireland, 2012)

Mary Costello, Academy Street (Cannongate Books, 2014)

Unleash your Dark Side!!



ADVANCED CRIME FICTION WRITING - One Day Course Saturday 9th May at the Irish Writers Centre

Available for booking from this week, but there are ONLY 3 places left! So if you are interested, get booking!

This course with Louise Phillips is aimed at writers who have completed an introductory creative writing course and/or are currently writing a crime fiction novel. It will focus on plot development, hot seating your principle characters, incorporating tension and a fast pace into your story, one with page turning quality, and how best to create effective dialogue. There will be a series of workshop exercises, along with a talk from a crime scene professional.

The Game Changer!!


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So here it is at long last!!  Even though it will go through a number of revisions/edits before publication...THE GAME CHANGER (aka Novel 4) now exists with a beginning, a middle and an end...


I will be spending the next week doing a final read through with edits and then life might get back to normal for a little while!!


See you on the other side....






I'm taking a very quick break from editing and writing today, so while I can so here are a list of events that you may want to put in your diary....

Lots of other news and events to follow...but this will do for now!! smile emoticon


24th FEBRUARY Lisburn City Library 6.45 Louise Phillips in Conversation with Eoin McNamee - FREE EVENT

6th MARCH ENNIS BOOK Festival - 4.45 Temple Gate Hotel - Launch by LOUISE PHILLIPS of THE NIGHT GAME by Frank Golden (Salmon Fiction)

24th APRIL LIBRARY AFTER DARK WRITERS' Cafe - 6.30 Clondalkin Library - LOUISE PHILLIPS Crime Fiction Workshop

27th JUNE WEXFORD Literary Festival - 1.00 - 2.00 Author Panel