Climbing Amazon


Watching the Daisies has been steadily climbing Amazon, reaching a peak of No. 3 on Amazon Kindle for Health, Fitness and Dieting > Diseases and Physical Ailments > Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on two occasions.

It is now taking a little rest further down the mountain!

Thank You

I have many people to thank for supporting me on this journey:

  • All of my blogging friends – you give me a boost on a daily basis,
  • Everyone who has bought my book,
  • Everyone who has written a review on Amazon, BookBub, Goodreads…
  • My friends on Facebook and Twitter…

Facebook Groups

We Love Memoirs

Friendliest Group on FacebookA special thank you to everyone who called in to say “Hello” on my recent visit to Sunday Spotlight.

It was a terrific experience.

Literary Diva’s

A big thank you also to my friends in The Literary Diva’s Facebook Group. Please know I always appreciate your support.

In June, I recieved two lovely reviews from the groups founding members  D.G.Kaye and Colleen Chesebro.


Debby is a prolific author. You can buy her latest book “Twenty Years: After I Do: Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging”  HERE

You can read Debby’s review of my memoir on her blog “D.G.Kaye Writer” HERE

If you are planning a holiday her uplifting book “Have Bags Will Travel” will inspire you to pack lightly!

Colleen Chesebro

Colleen’s second book “Fairies, Myths and Magic: A Summer Celebration” has recently been released and is available to buy HERE

You will find Colleen’s review of “Watching the Daisies” on her blog “Colleen Chesebro – The Fairy Whisperer” HERE

Irish Independent Authors’ Collective

Irish Independent Authors LogoIrish Independent Authors’Collective is a new Facebook Group “Creating awareness for Irish Independent Authors and providing a platform for the promotion and sale of quality Irish Independent books.”

Thank you to all my new Irish Independent Authors’Collective friends.

Author Interview

Fiona McVie has interviewed hundreds of authors. She is always looking for new interviewees.

You can read my interview on her blog ” Authors Interviews” HERE

Thank you Fiona.

Amazon Reviews

Ronald Mackay

Ronald Mackay, a fellow author from “We Love Memoirs” has written a memoir of his year long stay on the island of Tenerife in 1960. You can buy ” Fortunate Isle: A Memoir of Tenerife” HERE

Ronald posted the following review for “Watching the Daisies” on Amazon:

“Watching the Daisies is a very personal account of how the author, Brigid Gallagher, brings herself, her work and all the rest of her busy life under control to the point where she is able to more fully appreciate the day and the hour – the ‘now’ of her existence.
Her elegant, straight-forward prose carries the reader through a mostly happy existence from her early life in rural Scotland to her varied professional work in Edinburgh and eventually to her more restful and more centred life in the Ireland that her mother and father left seeking opportunities in Scotland.
Readers who are unfamiliar, as I was, with the less traditional (at least for the British Isles and Ireland) approaches to spiritual and physical well-being will find much to gain from Watching the Daisies. Brigid not only explores many of them but becomes a practising professional with a flair for leadership, innovation and success.
Although plagued by a chronic and sometimes debilitating illness, this is a happy book written by a happy person who at all times is able to take as much or more control of her life than many of us in order to come to a most satisfactory peace with herself.
As inspiring as the story Brigid Gallagher has to tell are the life lessons that she draws from each chapter of her life. Any reader will benefit greatly from reading this busy yet peaceful, analytic yet satisfyingly holistic memoir.”

Thank you again Ronald.

James J. Cudney IV

James J. Cudney IV has published two books – “Watching Glass Shatter,” which you can purchase HERE and “Father Figure” available HERE. He blogs at and includes regular reviews of the books he has read.

James, thank you for your review of “Watching the Daisies.”

You can read his review HERE

Smorgasbord Invitation

Sally Cronin is a prolific author and blogger who supports LOTS of other authors on their journey. She offers FREE book promotion on her blog at this link HERE

She is currently promoting authors whose books are ON SALE. I was very blessed to be included in her first SUMMER SALE POST HERE

Thank you Sally. You are such a great support to so many.

Wise Words

Maya Angelou sums up my sentiments in this quotation:

” When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

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  1. What a fabulous post Brigid! I’m so happy to hear your book is getting the attention it deserves. Congratulations! And thank you kindly for the mention of The Literary Diva’s Library run by myself and Colleen. We are just as thrilled to have you there as you are. 🙂 ❤

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  2. Wow!! Congratulations on the fantastic rise on Amazon! That is brilliant and I’m so happy for you! Also, it is wonderful and touching to see all the support for you and your book and this is a kind and generous acknowledgement to everyone. The reviews are amazing and I wonder, have you landed back on planet earth yet?! Be happy, my friend – richly deserved! hugs xx

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  3. Well done for reaching the heady heights on Amazon Brigid – you absolutely deserve it. I loved reading your book so much I read it twice – which honestly doesn’t happen often! You deserve your spot!!! xx

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