Magpie Encounter at Octocon

I had such a wonderful time at Octocon including the somewhat surreal experience of meeting one of my own characters! Fantastic Magpie cosplay, including threats of violence, weapons and menace. A writer’s dream come true. Or possibly a nightmare… Hoping … Continue reading

Book launch madness

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped to celebrate the launch of A Darkness at the End the other night, both on the group and in a virtual space as well. It was a fantastic night and I … Continue reading

Magical Places of Dubh Linn: The Dubh Linn Gardens & Chester Beatty Library

In the grounds of Dublin Castle, the Dubh Linn gardens sit on the site of the original black pool. They are decorated with intertwined brick pathways representing eels. The central lawn double jobs as a helicopter landing pad, while small … Continue reading