Introducing Star O’Brien

On February 1, Star O’Brien (a feisty, independent, and authentic character) made her way into the world! I hope you find her as lovable as I do.

If there’s one thing I’d like readers to take away from getting to know her, I hope it’s her mantra: “maybe it’s because of my own losses, maybe it’s because this is just who I am, but I have always been for the lost souls.”

Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery is available in print format here at Amazon: Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery (paperback)

Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery (eBook for Kindles/Fire)

Death on Clare Island: A Star O’Brien Mystery (eBook for Nook)

Print ISBN: 978-09600567-0-5

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eBook ISBN: 978-09600567-1-2

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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.