The Reluctant Mother

Prologue Note: This sample is pre-publication and is subject to change. Abruzzo, Italy The Abruzzo is a place in the world that falls under the mantle of “outstanding natural beauty”. Nestled in the Apennines on the Adriatic coast, it is one of those areas of Italy with villages and farms sitting atop seemingly inaccessible peaks.Continue reading “The Reluctant Mother”

Book Review – After Gairech ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I got lost in a book Can a man be avenged when a country is at war? I have to admit I know next to nothing about Irish mythology. I was hoping that I would be taken on a journey of discovery when I read this book, and I am pleased to report that thatContinue reading “Book Review – After Gairech ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Prolog — Part 2

The thrill of the sea spray, the wind, the bouncing and jostling of the Zodiac always excited him. He could think of nothing he would prefer at three in the morning. Stefano had the compass and kept waving directions when he veered, pushed off course by an unforgiving sea. The chop got worse as CapriContinue reading “Prolog — Part 2”

Just a taste

‘What will you do?’ Jake asked her. She shrugged and looked across the Potomac. A dampness in her underarms was irritating her. It wasn’t that hot. Being called to see the director caused the sweat to overpower her roll-on and stain the underarms of her pantsuit. Or so she thought. She didn’t have much experienceContinue reading “Just a taste”

Five Fun Facts — Micheál Cladáin

(Stuff you may or may not already know!) We moved from Dublin down to the “Sunny Southeast” in Co. Wexford a few years ago. A strip of driveway and a back yard became an acre of lawn. My better half never liked my café racer and nearly hit the ceiling (in glee, not despair) whenContinue reading “Five Fun Facts — Micheál Cladáin”