Another great book launch, attended by 60 people. Books selling well, e-book now also available.
Also invited onto Q&A panel at Sidmouth Literary Festival with Jeremy Thompson, MD of Matator. Northern Ireland Book Launch to be held in Waterstones, Belfast on 27th September
5 star reviews on Amazon yet again, thankyou readers!
Interviewed by a reporter for the Western Morning News last week gave rise to a really super article and it's just recently been confirmed that I will give the opening presentation at a conference in Queens University, Belfast in December.
As a child of the fifties sixties I went to school on the Creggan Estate, and later was briefly on the streets of Belfast in the military. The novel resonated me well, such as servicing the Creggan for baby care, & the reaction of the "boys", when bravadoism wasn't held in check. She manages to create a strong relational experience between the nursing colleagues and her protector her Aunt, together with the search for boy-friends. This showed me another side of Ulster & didn't know. The 'troubles' are referred to in part as something to be acknowledged (who couldn't), and something to be avoided at all costs.
by Ron Wheeler
The author wrote 'Long Road Many Turnings' drawing on both anecdote and more factual data contained within her family folklore. She has now written a second novel' Time for a Change', which uses her experience as a Northern Ireland nurse who lived and worked in Belfast and in Derry during 'The Troubles', but, like the first novel, her experience forms the backdrop, aspiring for authenticity, rather than the main focus of the book. There is a third novel in the pipeline which will complete the trilogy, more information coming soon!