WB YeatsYeats activity is hotting up in Ireland, as June 13th 2015 will be the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Yesterday was the third annual Yeats Day in Sligo and Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht used the occasion to launch “Yeats 2015”, a year-long national and international celebration.

I’ll be publishing Her Secret Rose, the first of my books in ebook form soon. The publication is a little delayed because there is a small press in Ireland that might be interested in putting the print books into bookstores — which would save me a whole lot of hassle with Easons.

Will keep you posted but one way or the other, the book will be out at the end of the year.

In the meantime, I’ve decided to do something else with the material too.

After a conversation with Joanna Penn yesterday, during a break in TLC conference proceedings, I’ve been inspired to crowd-fund a beautiful, hardback edition for just 200 people. (She’s an inspiring person, Ms Penn)

I’m still working out the details with my crowdfunding platform, PubSlush, but  email me if you’d like to be one of those to receive more details.

And those of you on Twitter, let’s start a #Yeats2015 and see you in Sligo for a launch on June 13th next year!