Derry Girl Nicola Coughlan to read Big Girl, Small Town

And not just for fun – Nicola Coughlan agreed to voice the unabridged audiobook of Big Girl, Small Town! The news was announced by the Bookseller today. I have to say, my family – who weren’t terribly moved by the idea of me being published – are suddenly interested in my book. And proud! And if that wasn’t enough for one day, Nicola herself tweeted that she ‘loved’ my writing…!

You can listen to a sample here.

John Murray Press Fiction 2020 Preview event

After a 9 day stay in hospital due to pneumonia and sepsis, I made it to London for the John Murray Press Fiction 2020 preview event. It was a delicious breakfast in the lush Greenhouse in EC1. I was thrilled to meet Sally Magnusson, Jean Kwok and Shahnaz Ahsan at the event – I highly recommend grabbing a copy of their novels if you can.

Sally Magnusson – The Ninth Child

The Ninth Child: The new novel from the author of The Sealwoman's Gift by [Magnusson, Sally]

Jean Kwok – Searching for Sylvie Lee

Shahnaz Ahsan – Hashim & Family

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