I have been busy, promoting Watching the Daisies at Donegal Christmas Craft Fairs.
A HUGE part of these events is networking with other people.
Last Friday I met fellow author Sean Hillen, who has been “a war correspondent, medical reporter, travel writer, editor and publisher…”
We had a lovely chat, and exchanged books.
Sean has just published a thriller called “Pretty Ugly.”
It has the following description on the cover:
“What physical horrors can rogue nanoparticles, a thousandth time smaller than a human cell, create when they flood through your body contained within a simple cosmetic concealer? Facing the terrible truth, an unlikely trio – Colm, an investigative journalist, Dr. Gray, a skin specialist and Patricia, a celebrity model – embark on a dangerous mission. If they move fast enough, they can save lives. If they don’t…”
Sean and his wife Columbia provide writing retreats at https://irelandwritingretreat.com
The excitement of the evening continued…
I had bought a few raffle tickets, and was second up to choose a prize. I fell in love with a beautiful framed artwork called “Cozy Winter Bauble” from Kim Sharkey, who sells her work at https://kimsharkey.ie/2017/10/31/shop/
Kim gained an Honour’s degree in Decorative Arts, on first leaving school, which cemented her life long passion for the handmade. She specialized in ceramics.
She went on to train in studio pottery skills, and more recently in a new educational setting, where she combined the hand crafted with hand drawn elements, and digital layering during an animation degree.
In her last weeks of that degree, she was chosen to present her final animation to HRH Prince Charles on his visit to Donegal. Kim received the Derek Hill award for creativity.
My beautiful prize now brightens my living room wall, and I shall be reading Sean’s book very shortly.
Brigid P. Gallagher
Memoir: “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow” is available from Amazon Kobo Barnes and Noble and all good online bookstores.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk