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Summer Days

    I apologise for being so absent of late. It’s entirely the fault of summer. My days seem mostly a blur of children and food. But we did take advantage of the recent heatwave at Rosses Point in Sligo. That was wonderful. Plus I’m […]

The Domino Effect – What Jane Did Next

How’s this for a domino effect… Up until five years ago I hadn’t written creatively since school days, and I had never painted. I would buy art supplies and never use them. I would try to write something and know it was awful. What changed? […]

Feedback on My Novel… Even I Didn’t Imagine This…

‘Hi Jane – wow! It’s been quite a few versions since I’ve read this and it’s really polished… …more cohesive than earlier versions. I love it. Reminiscent of the Bronte’s and Daphne du Maurier I’d say. But it’s very much in the vein of du […]

Nothing But Good News & Blue Skies

Dear friends, here’s the latest… It’s been a while since my last blog post because I’ve been laser beam focused on finishing edits for my creativity book ahead of the school summer holidays which started yesterday. I have to be really disciplined because editing a […]

What Rejection From the World’s Biggest Literacy Agency Feels Like…

Rejection 4 for my novel, received last night from Curtis Brown, one of the world’s leading literary agencies, is a great one…   ‘Dear Jane, Thank you for sending us Cailleach and for giving us the opportunity to consider your work. While we enjoyed reading […]

Love Letters Straight

It was a long weekend that revolved mostly around creativity, nature, family, and food. In other words, nothing new. And with just a weeks of school i.e. uninterrupted writing time, I’ll be the one hitting the books, my books. To be precise Book 2, a […]

May Round Up…

Making : Brunch for eight. Shaylyn’s college friends travelled down yesterday to sample Leitrim life. Going well I think. I’m making french toast. Cooking : Trout Meuniere for dinner. Trout fillets in burnt butter and almonds with lemon. Herby potatoes and broccoli on the side. […]

What is a House?

What is a house? To me a house is a place of unparalleled freedom. I’m lucky I’ve felt this about every space I’ve ever lived in. From renting and sharing to owning, with debt of course. Fuck it. Keep moving. They can’t tell you how […]

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