Happy Publication Day to Lisa Hobman – A YEAR OF FINDING HAPPINESS

Happy Publication Day to Lisa Hobman.

A YEAR OF FINDING HAPPINESS, her second book with Aria Fiction, comes out today!

Poignant, heart-warming and gorgeously romantic, this is a love-story with pure, unadulterated happiness at its heart. A Year of Finding Happiness shows you that the little things in life can make you smile, even when you think you might never laugh again…

Happiness doesn’t factor on the deliciously rugged but utterly heartbroken Greg’s radar much these days. Only his beloved Labrador Angus seems to understand his search for a way to make sense of tragedy, until he meets new neighbour Mallory Westerman…

Instantly they know that the other understands how they feel, and over time, as romance blossoms, they dare to wonder if they might, one day, be truly happy again…

There are two sides to every story, and A Year of Finding Happiness is Greg’s journey back from the darkest depths to happiness…

You can purchase Lisa’s book from Aria Fiction and Amazon.  Makes a perfect summer read.  Add it to your list!

Congratulations Lisa!


Maria Duffy’s Book A LOVE LIKE THIS now available in the US!

This week marks the US release of  A LOVE LIKE THIS by best selling Irish author, Maria Duffy, and published by Skyhorse Publishing.

You can purchase the book directly through Skyhorse, Amazon, and in bookstores across the country.  This makes a wonderful summer read!

Congratulations Maria.

Maria Duffy’s A Love Like This Book Tour NYC

Best selling Irish author, Maria Duffy, traveled from Ireland to New York from the 16th to the 20th of June to celebrate and promote the US release of her book A LOVE LIKE THIS, published by Skyhorse Publishing (NYC).

Official release day isn’t until next week — 26th June, however, that didn’t stop Maria from having a wonderful time accompanied by two of her friends who are also authors – one being a client of mine – Michelle Jackson (published with Poolbeg and Hachette) and Niamh Greene (published with Penguin).

Niamh Green, Maria and Michelle Jackson

Maria was able get some great photos which I am happy to share here.

Maria was invited to the Irish Consulate in NYC and is pictured here with Anna McGillicuddy, Deputy Consul General of Ireland.

Maria with Deputy Consul of Ireland, Anna McGillicuddy

She also made it into Barnes and Noble on Fifth Avenue. How exciting to find A LOVE LIKE THIS on their bookshelf!

Maria at Barnes and Noble 5th Avenue NYC

And she was able to stop by Skyhorse Publishing as well.

Maria at Skyhorse Publishing

And if that wasn’t enough, she was interviewed on two US radio programs. A whirlwind tour I’d say!

Here is the podcast for her interview yesterday with Michael Patrick Shiels of Michigan’s MiBigShow. To listen, click on the link, mibigshow.com scroll down to find Maria Duffy’s name, click there and she’s on around 3:00 in. Enjoy!

Congratulations Maria. We are looking forward to your second US release later this year.

The 2018 Writing Workshop of Chicago: June 23, 2018

Looking forward to attending this great event again this year!!

The 2018 Writing Workshop of Chicago

Screen Shot 2016-12-25 at 10.34.26 PM.pngAfter successful 2015, 2016, and 2017 events in Chicago, Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2018 Writing Workshop of Chicago — a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event in Chicago, IL on June 23, 2018.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (250 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Writing Workshop of Chicago!


This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, just south of the downtown area. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you…

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I Call Him Mr. President featured on The A Position with Tom Bedell

Thank you to Tom Bedell of The A Position for his wonderful article “Teeing It Up With 41” which spotlights the book I CALL HIM MR. PRESIDENT – Stories of Golf, Fishing and Life with my Friend George HW Bush by Ken Raynor and Michael Patrick Shiels.

Tom has written about golf and golf travel for American Airlines’ luxury magazine Celebrated Living,Travel & Leisure Golf, Golf Connoisseur, Virtuoso Life, Lexus Magazine, Acura Style, Tee It Up, American Way, The Met Golfer and many others.

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Cover Reveal for Louise Hall’s PILGRIM

I am thrilled to share the gorgeous cover reveal for Louise Hall’s debut novel, PILGRIM which will be published in September by Mercier Press in Ireland.

I’m curious — which figure did you see first, the white face or the black one?  I saw the white face first. Then the black one just jumped out at me!  I absolutely love this cover.

Both international best selling authors Carmel Harrington and Donal Ryan have given the book their endorsements.

“Deeply moving and evocative prose. Haunting, tender yet hopeful, PILGRIM is a beautiful read that lingers” – Carmel Harrington

“In this cynical age it’s a joy to encounter such sincerity, and wonderfully unexpected to see contemporary fiction as a profession of fervent yet gentle faith. Louise is a brave and humane writer, a breath of the freshest air.” – Donal Ryan

Looking forward to publication day!

Congratulations Louise!

Happy Publication Day to Maria Duffy – In Search of Us is out now!

Happy Publication Day to bestselling author Maria Duffy on her newest release, In Search of Us, published by Hachette Ireland.  In Search of Us is a story about sisters, friendship and bonds that never break.

Twin sisters Ronnie and Elizabeth couldn’t be more different.

Happily living with her boyfriend Al, Ronnie loves her job in an antique jewellery shop – the only thing that’s missing is the baby she’s desperate to have.

While wealthy, glamorous Elizabeth, owner of a thriving recruitment company in Dublin, is married to the equally successful Nathan – having a baby couldn’t be further down her list of priorities.

But when their mother Belinda passes away, she reveals a secret about the twins’ father which changes everything. As Ronnie and Elizabeth travels to New York to find out more about the man they never knew, it turns out that their mother has a few more surprises in store for them. Will the sisters finally discover that they have more in common than they think?

Congratulations Maria!!  Book launches are scheduled later this month. Please check back in for details.