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On My Travels…

cahersiveen3Well, I’ve just got back from a very busy week travelling around the libraries of Cork and Kerry, meeting young people to talk about writing books and to tell stories, two of my very favourite occupations! I’ll be killed if I don’t say hi to the girls of St Mary’s school in Dunmanway, who demanded a mention, or else! So bossy! But they were lovely, as were all the classes I met – hi to everyone, and hope to see you sometime in the future. Lots of future writers with lots of questions for me, I really loved all the sessions. And the fact that my car broke down on day one and I was forced to hire another car to get me around for the rest of the week was a minor blip! The accompanying picture to this blog post is of me in full flow in Cahersiveen library in County Kerry!
On the adult writing front, I’m getting back into the swing of it, revisiting a book I’m in the process of writing, in the hope that some publisher in the UK will fancy it. I feel it’s high time I broke into that market – most of my books are travelling to other European countries at this stage, and of course two of them have gone in the other direction to the US, but for some reason I’ve failed to get published just across the Irish Sea – well, I have plans to change all that: watch this space! And my next Irish book is on the way too, it’s currently with my editor who will be chatting to me this week about it. Publication date sometime in the spring, more information when I have it.
Nice autumnal weather here, leaves covering the paths, crisp mornings and evenings with a gratifying amount of blue skies and sunshine in between, and blessedly little rain – just the way we like it! Hope you’re enjoying the season, wherever you are.
Roisin xx

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