Happy Publication Day to Lisa Hobman

Huge congratulations goes out today to Lisa Hobman on the publication of her newest book, WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED published by Aria Fiction.

Cassie Montgomery can remember a time where her life seemed pretty perfect. By day she was setting up her own little business in her sleek penthouse apartment, and by night sleeping on gazillion-count Egyptian cotton sheets next to her fiancée, once reputed to be Glasgow’s most eligible bachelor.

And yet one ordinary, fateful day, Cassie uncovers a secret that shatters her heart into tiny pieces, and changes her life forever…

Escaping to a rural and idyllic coastal village, Cassie finds a cottage that, from the moment she steps through the rose-surrounded door, feels instantly like home. And then there’s Mac, the cool surf teacher, who makes her question what really makes her happy – and makes her wonder if maybe, she might already have found the answer…

Congratulations Lisa and Happy Pub Day!!


German Translation Rights for Maria Duffy’s FALLING SOFTLY bought by Weltbild

Congratulations to Irish author Maria Duffy. German publisher, Weltbild, has just offered to publish her novel FALLING SOFTLY.

Publication date is scheduled for October 2019.

In addition, Skyhorse Publishing in NYC will publish FALLING SOFTLY this November.  More details to come….

Well done Maria!

Happy Publication Day to Louise Hall and PILGRIM

Happy Publication Day shout out to Louise Hall. Her debut fiction, PILGRIM, published by Mercier Press, is available to order today and will be in shops on Monday!!

PILGRIM tells the story of fourteen-year-old Jen and her father, Charlie, who are struggling to cope with the death of their mother/wife.

Charlie seems to have given up on life. When Jen’s aunt, Suzanne, convinces them to go on a pilgrimage to a strange village in Yugoslavia, there is hope that some solace or healing may be brought to their broken lives.

On their arrival, they find a village in upheaval. An influx of pilgrims have swarmed into the village, each looking for their own miracle. Then there are the local police, who aim to suppress this so-called ‘revolution’. Amid all this, Jen makes a friend, Iva – one of the children who claims to have seen the Virgin Mary.

Told with a deep humanity and grace, PILGRIM is a story about a man who feels he has nothing to live for, and a daughter who is determined to prove him wrong.​

Be sure to tune in to Newstalk radio with Pat Kenny on Monday September 17th to hear Louise talk about this beautiful story and her writing.

Congratulations Louise!!




Disordered World in Top Political Blogs in Ireland 2017

Congratulations to author Ian Hughes! His political blog, DisorderedWorld, has won Silver in the top Political Blogs in Ireland in the V by Very Blog Awards. Well done Ian!!


DisorderedWorld has won Silver in the top Political Blogs in Ireland in the V by Very Blog Awards.

This is the fourth year that DisorderedWorld has been shortlisted as one of the best Political Blogs in Ireland and the highest placing yet! With over 1000 entries and 4 rounds of judging, to place silver for Disordered World is a great achievement.

Disordered World is delighted to be in the Top Political Blogs for a fourth time and congratulates all the other winning blogs.


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Sheila Forsey Signs 3 Book Deal!!

Sheila Forsey

Trace Literary is pleased to announce that Sheila Forsey has signed a three book deal with Poolbeg Books in Ireland.

Publisher Paula Campbell offered to publish KILBRIDE HOUSE along with two additional titles.

Sheila Forsey is a writer from Co. Wexford, Ireland.  Her debut novel, Mending Lace, was picked up by Endeavour Press in 2017 and soon after made the Irish Times List.

KILBRIDE HOUSE is a story about an American woman who travels to Ireland to trace her roots, but in doing so uncovers her family’s dark past – a past that could unravel their lives.

The narrative centers through the 1950s and the present day, from Kilbride House in the mystical Dingle Peninsula, to New York and to the streets of London. KILBRIDE HOUSE is a story of enduring love that overcomes prejudice and tragedy and remains loyal to the end.

Sheila received a certificate in Creative Writing from Maynooth University in 2013, then went on to do a further course in editing and proof-reading.

In addition to writing, Sheila is an actress who has won several awards including, Best Actress in the All Ireland Drama Festival.

Sheila has been a freelance writer for the Kilkenny Advertiser and serves as PRO for the  Wexford Literary Festival Committee.

Best selling Irish author Carmel Harrington, has this to say:

“Sheila has a fresh, unique voice and is unafraid to tackle the big issues that are relevant in Irish society today. She writes with emotion and beautiful descriptive prose.”

Congratulations Sheila.  We are so proud of you and happy to have you on board at Trace Literary.


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!