New Dublin City Library for Parnell Square

Good news for readers and Dubliners with the announcement by Dublin City Council that the new Central Library will be situated on Parnell Square which will be part of a new Civic Cultural Quarter which will include The Hugh Lane Gallery and the Gate Theatre and a new Civic Plaza. All very exciting and the new library will be part of one of the city’s oldest Georgian squares but at the rear it will be modern with lots of space for exhibitions and visitors.  Like all bookworms…I just can’t wait!

The Rose Garden is going to print

It’s always the same…frantic and hectic- almost manic, reading and re-reading and checking the final manuscript of my new book ‘The Rose Garden’ before it goes to print. You feel an immense high that you have finished and are happy with your story …but the low is that the book is gone….the only thing to do is to start writing the next one…

The Rose Garden

The Great Katherine Paterson!

Lovely to hear that the renowned and respected American children’s writer Katherine Paterson is the winner of the 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her books include ‘Jacob Have I Loved’, ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ and ‘The Great Gilly Hopkins’. Previous winners of this American Award include E.B. White and Maurice Sendak.