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.

Done and dusted!

Edits are done and dusted and I can start picking up the pieces of my life again. To all family, friends, and anyone else that I have ignored over the last 3 weeks, I offer my sincere apologies. It was a marathon run, over 14 hours editing yesterday, and up at dawn today, but another Kate Pearson novel (No 3 in the series), LAST KISS, has bitten the dust, and dare I say it, I am happy with it. I've done my best. No doubt there will be some changes before it goes out in the world, but for now, a sigh of relief.....


DH char pages 05

The blurb is out!


Her husband is having an affair with a woman who wants her life. How far will she go to take back control?

In a Dublin suburb, a wife desperately clings to her sanity. The fear of being stalked by her husband's mistress, a shadowy presence moving objects around her home and playing mind games to push her over the edge, becomes a battle for survival.

In a hotel room across Dublin, Rick Shevlin, an art dealer with a dubious sexual past, is found butchered - his body arranged with artist precision.

But what connects them?

When psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is brought in to investigate the vicious murder, she finds herself plunged into an investigation which spreads across Europe and reveals a trail of sexual power and evil.

One-to-One Crime/Thriller Clinic at Irish Writers' Centre BOOKED OUT - Another date added!

One-to-One Creative Clinic at Irish Writers Centre for CRIME/THRILLER writing for the 7th June is now BOOKED OUT! However, I'll now be doing a second day on the 24th May-but there are only 2 places left! Phone 01 8721302 to book! #earlybird


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