Spring, St. Brigid, and the Daffodils

Friday, February 1. At 9:30 A.M., I’ll begin uploading Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery to the Kindle Direct Publishing platform. It’s also St. Brigid’s feast day, heralding the first day of spring in Ireland. Daffodils peek out around the base of trees and along garden edges. The picture I share is from Cafe Rua in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. It is my most favorite and must go to place every day when I’m in Ireland. For coffee, of course. With pouring cream. This picture is a happy reminder of my time in Ireland. I also like the “Good Vibes” illustration. It goes with my joy as I launch my mystery series.

Cafe Rua, Spencer Street, Castlebar

Counting Down the Days

Tuesday. I’m filling in the blanks on an upload worksheet with all the relevant metadata the ebook and print platforms require.

I wanted to get this done on Monday, instead my day was devoted to my love, Bill. He had an appointment with an electrophysiologist in Ocala. The low tire pressure warning light was on during the entire ride there. Added more stress to the journey. But thankfully the doctor’s visit went well. And, a stop at a Kia dealer eliminated the warning light.

Friday is still on schedule for uploading and launching Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery. Still lots to do.

Natural Authenticity

In his Principles of Mathematics, Isaac Newton demonstrated that comets move throughout the universe along a conic orbit called a parabola. Parabolas occur naturally. They are elegant, symmetric, and represent energy. When I created the Turlough, Nolan Publishing imprint, I chose the image of the parabola as its emblem.

I hope that readers of the Star O’Brien books find a natural authenticity in her character. And, I hope that readers of my women’s leadership book find answers for their own quest in life.