It is always a bit nerve wracking when your new book comes out after a year or two or three of writing, to finally get to hold the published book in your hand and to see it go from the printer’s pallets into the wholesalers, then into the book shops all around the city and country.
Is it any wonder that these past few days that I am torn between excitement and relief and a bit of panic that ‘The Hungry Road is finally published?
It’s been a busy few days signing hundreds of books in Argosy and Eason’s bookshops and Dubray and Hodges Figgis, meeting some of my favourite people – booksellers.
It’s always so good to meet and talk to book lovers and journalists and writers and I really enjoyed a big chat about the book with Ryan Tubridy on Radio One. I also got such a kind welcome from Mairead Ronan on Today FM and Alan Hughes and Karen Koster on Ireland Am.
The Hungry Road has at last started its journey