On Friday 23rd at 8pm I’ll be reading from The Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall and doing a Q&A online with Octocon. The details are all here. Hope to see you all there.
I had such an amazing time talking to Sam Blake on her podcast, Behind the Bestseller.
Romance is the biggest selling genre worldwide and award winning author Ruth Long, in all her various incarnations as RF Long, Ruth Francis Long and Jessica Thorne, writes romance combined with fantasy – from parallel worlds to sci-fi space opera, for both young adults and adults. Discussing what romance is and why it’s so popular, Sam Blake explores how Ruth develops character, the secrets of world building and what makes a successful book in this huge genre. Ruth outlines how important community is and how organisations like the Romantic Novelists’ Association can be of huge help in assisting authors build their career.
Come and listen to us chat about fantasy and romance, about worldbuilding and all the things my characters get up to when I’m not looking. It makes sense*. I promise.
*it may not actually make sense.
Very excited to be a guest on Teresa Quinn’s Bookline on LiffeySound 96.4 FM this coming Sunday morning at 11am
|11am to 11:30am||BOOKLINE Teresa Quinn interviews local, national and international authors each week about their new releases.|
And if you miss it there’ll be a podcast available.
eta: Here’s the podcast!
I can’t believe it’s May already. And with May comes Wexworlds!
I’m going to be there on the Saturday (13th) from 12.30 to 1.30pm, talking with the fabulous Celine Kiernan about fantasy, YA, Writing, and using folklore and history in modern Irish fantasy. I’m also planning to hang around, chat and sign some books.
Come and join us in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.
So excited to share this – the cover of the German edition of A Darkness at the End, featuring a familiar and beautiful face.
I can’t get over how amazing these covers are and how beautifully they capture the characters.
In case you missed it as well I’ve been in the Irish Times, and A Darkness at the End got a mention in the Sunday Independent. And I’ll be hosting #writerswise on twitter on Thursday evening. All busy here.
I am interviewed in The Gloss today. Possibly the best photo of me ever… 😉
Lovely interview with me on Jenny Duffy’s website The Books, The Art and Me. I had great fun doing this one. So if you’re interested in how I write, whether I plan, and the ideas behind A Crack in Everything and A Hollow in the Hills hop over to her site and have a read.
So, a little while ago, I was part of the Worlds Beyond on PhoenixFM 92.5FM, sponsored by Octocon, and I ramble quite a lot about all sorts of things writing and fandom. It’s an hourlong show, hosted by the wonderful Janet O’Sullivan and I’m there from about the 30min mark. You’ll also hear Janet and John Vaughan discussing the Golden Blasters.
*rambliness just applies to me, naturally. Everyone else is very to the point and fascinating. 😀
Today I’ve been interviewed at YAPS! Bring on the Teen Reading Blognificence! 😀
This Sunday I’ll be at Hodges Figgis for their teen book club.
Next Tuesday (30th) I’m going to be on Artyfacts on KFM.
Friday week (3rd) I’ll be at Dubray Rathmines for Childrens Book Week.
It’s all go, isn’t it?