Donegal Women in Business Network – Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Donegal Women in Business Network celebrated their 20th anniversary on 1st October with a conference titled “Looking Back Moving Forward” at Lough Eske Castle Hotel. An Ideal Networking Opportunity Although many authors are natural introverts, networking with potential readers is key to selling books. Blogging and social media are valuable marketing tools. However, we often forget about linking with others […]

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Book Bub – The Results of My First Test Ads

I procrastinated at length, over running my first BookBub ad campaign, largely due to my fear of both technology and change. However, I am glad I put my fears aside, as I have been pleasantly surprised by the results . Getting Started BookBub offer a number of helpful posts to get you started. Check out the following page: https://insights.bookbub.com/category/bookbub-ads/ They […]

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Ireland Writing Retreat

Sean and Columbia Hillen have been providing creative writing courses in Donegal, and more recently on The Black Sea at http://www.irelandwritingretreat.com Sean has been a war correspondent, medical reporter, travel writer, editor and publisher and is the author of a novelĀ  “Pretty Ugly.” We first met last year at a local Christmas Craft Fair and exchanged books. You can read […]

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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 […]

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Alan Hanna’s Bookshop

Last June, I approached Donegal Central Library, to ask if my memoir “Watching the Daisies” could be stocked in local libraries. They were incredibly helpful and advised me to have my book registered with Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, which is run by Irish Library Supplies. Almost a year later, I have contacted all the county libraries in Ireland, and orders have […]

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Christmas Craft Fairs

I have been busy, promoting Watching the DaisiesĀ 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 […]

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