The Story Behind Star’s First Name

Readers often ask where Star’s name came from. Here’s the background story. One summer day during a glorious drive around Achill Island in County Mayo, I stopped at Achill Island Pottery. I purchased a small blue piece of pottery and some jewelry. The earrings and necklace contained a white, milky, stone. “That’s the Star ofContinue reading “The Story Behind Star’s First Name”

Irish Roots

If you are a fan of Death on Clare Island‘s Star O’Brien, you know she is in County Mayo searching for her mother, who disappeared when Star was six years old. In Death at Ashford Castle, Star’s search continues with a visit to the National Archives of Ireland in Dublin. (Note: Ashford Castle should beContinue reading “Irish Roots”

My Leadership Test

Here we are after another week of keeping physical distance and staying at home (cocooning as it is called in Ireland). My heart goes out to everyone who is on the front lines, fighting to save lives, to keep people alive, to keep each of us alive. Our behavior makes a difference is my mantraContinue reading “My Leadership Test”

Social Awareness While We are Social Distancing

I’m thrilled to see all the post likes and shares about my first book in the Star O’Brien series and the redesigned cover. Thank you all so much. As a new author, your comments and feedback mean so much to me. I want to give a shout out to the talented designer, Robin Vuchnich, whoContinue reading “Social Awareness While We are Social Distancing”

What the world needs now…

We all yearn to be more human, more connected, and more in tune with each other than we already are. So…now in our time of social distancing or cocooning or self-imposed quarantining, being human to each other may be tougher than usual. If you are like me, you’ve been taking care of the family, theContinue reading “What the world needs now…”