I did two lovely radio interviews yesterday which brought everything that’s happened since publication of The Girl Who Came Home (was it really only seven weeks ago?), to a lovely, chatty, conclusion.
The first was with the brilliant Barbara Scully on her weekly show The Hen House on Dublin South FM. I first met Barbara in 2009 when we both attended an Inkwell Writing workshop one Saturday morning in February. Barbara is now a regular panelist on TV3’s Midday Show, has her own radio show and writes a fantastic blog called From My Kitchen Table. It was so lovely to chat to Barbara for an hour about growing up in Yorkshire, and my post-school years and early career, and then to talk about writing THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME and the journey from being a rejected to a self-published to a traditionally published author! You can listen to the podcast here.
My second interview came much later in the day (for me, at least!) when I spoke to Book Club Girl on Air in New York. We got right into the story behind The Girl Who Came Home, my fascination with Titanic, why I chose to write this particular account of the Titanic disaster and how I research my novels. I also gave a little insight into my second novel, Daughters of the Flowers. Although it was 10.30pm by the time we finished recording, I could happily have chatted for much longer. The podcast of the conversation is available here.
Crossing from Ireland to America in my interviews yesterday (which also happened to be the last I have currently scheduled to promote The Girl Who Came Home) seemed somehow fitting in terms of both my journey as an author and my character, Maggie’s journey in the novel.
I hope you enjoy listening to these shows and finding out more about me and my writing.