In this compelling, richly researched novel, author Andrew Joyce tells a riveting story of adventure, endurance, and hope as the Mahoney clan fights to gain a foothold in America. In the second year of an Gorta Mhór—the Great Famine—nineteen-year-old Devin Mahoney lies on the dirt floor of his small, dark cabin. He has not eaten … More Mahoney: A Guest Post from Andrew Joyce
I’ve reviewed 65 books in the last twelve months: these are my top ten, in alphabetical order. … More A Year of Reviewing: My Top Ten
Yesterday I saw a glimpse the other side of it, the heart and soul and sweat and generosity, of time and talent and spirit, that makes the festival. … More Community
There’s something deeply satisfying about working with another writer to bring out the best story they have it in themselves to tell. … More Symbiosis
The Tom Cat is a delightful romp of a story, without a missed beat or loose end. … More The Tom Cat, by Amy Holden Jones: A Review
If it is adventure you are after, The Noble’s Quest has it in spades. … More A Noble’s Quest, by Ryan Toxopeus: A Review
The key to any advice on writing is to pay attention to what lies underneath the overarching organizational structure … … More Reading about Writing
Worthy of a couple of lazy summer afternoons… … More The Extraordinary Temptation, by Patrick McCusker: A Review
Including my book, Empire’s Daughter….and lots more. Check it out!
I’ve just learned that my local library has ordered Empire’s Daughter for its collection. That’s quite rewarding, really; it’s really nice to see the library supporting local authors. So now it’s in three libraries – two public (the other one is my university’s library, as part of its Campus Author program) and one private (the library of the … More More Good News!