So after many attempts and lots of procrastination my debut collection of poetry was launched in March of this, the strangest of years. I am the first to admit I totally underestimated the amount of work that goes into putting together a collection of poems, but am also the first to admit that when you hold your book in your hands for the first time, it is a feeling like no other and one to remember.
This book is part memoir, part social comment, part whatever strikes me at the time I want to write a poem, but all of it is me, from the painting on the cover to the sentimental, angry, sad, happy and downright adamant.
If you are starting out to write, or have been writing for a while and would love to put your work out there then my advice to you would be to just go for it, find a supportive publisher (mine was published by Seabhac Press) and send it out.
I am delighted to be part of the Fingal Write Time for this September, facilitating a four week Creative Writing Class called Feel The Fear and Write it Anyway, these sessions are free of charge but booking is essential, there are some places left on the 1pm to 2pm sessions which run for the four Saturdays in September by emailing
or visiting the link https://www.facebook.com/FingalLibraries/posts/4369853136386037