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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing, WB Yeats, Maud Gonne, Iseult Gonne

“Her Secret Rose” Shortlisted in The Carousel Aware Prize for Independent Authors

Rather thrilled have been shortlisted for Best Novel in the CAP AWARDS-2016, along with: Thomas Paul Burgess for White Church, Black Mountain James Lawless for American Doll Pam Lecky for The Bowes Inheritance Neil Rochford for The Blue Ridge Project. The prize was set up by the wonderful writer, facilitator and all round creativist, Carolann Copland of Carousel Creates, whom I first met when she took one of my creative writing courses in Dublin, many moons ago. This latest creation of hers will be a boon to the indie community and to Irish people suffering from depression. Read More: CAP…

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Exciting Yeats Project Planned For #Yeats2015: Her Secret Rose

I’ve been working for some years on a trilogy about the Irish poet WB Yeats — and I’ll be picking it back up shortly to finish off, (just as soon as I publish How To Create Anything and Go Creative!) I’m planning a very special edition (500 copies) of the first novel in this trilogy, Her Secret Rose, in facsimile copy of Yeats’s The Secret Rose (1897), for sale by subscription only (just as he sold his!) i.e. printed on laid paper, with pictorial boards stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt and the decorative dark blue cloth designed by Yeats’s…

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Go Creative: A Literary Guide to Dublin

Once in a while someone comes along with a publishing idea so elegant, so simple and so damnably right, that you find yourself struggling to celebrate it, for being consumed with… literary envy. This is just such an I-wish-I’d thought-of-that revelation.

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