When I first decided many years ago to have a try at fiction, I realized that I would have to do things differently from what I knew as a journalist. […]
Words are my comfort zone, but how do I know what I don’t know? Draw outside the lines, get appy and see what happens.
When exactly did it become considered bold to call someone on the telephone? My 30-something friends assure me that texting is the non-confrontational way to go. Phone calls are aggressive, […]
I feel somewhat qualified to talk about guns. In my family home, there was a glass fronted cabinet that held my father’s guns. Shotgun, rifle, .22 … and hidden away, […]
People have asked me “How can you write a novel?” It’s one word in front of the other. “Why don’t you write short stories? That would be so much easier?” […]
March winds bring me back to afternoons at the kitchen table of Bridget Reilly Fitzgerald–my grandmother. She would make us strong black tea, lightened and sweetened, and tell us stories about home. It was the story of the Banshee that took root.