This is how the Star O’Brien Series Popped

On a blue-skied morning in County Mayo, Ireland, a rainbow appeared over Nephin Mountain in the eastern sky. That summer day teemed with green landscapes, light breezes, and brilliant sunlight. My cousin, looked out the window, and said, “This is the perfect day for hanging laundry outside.” My sentiments exactly! Not regarding the laundry butContinue reading “This is how the Star O’Brien Series Popped”

My Fixation with Maps and the Star O’Brien Series

My Fixation with Book Maps Began with a Texas -Based Author I stood in the fiction section of my tiny hometown library, the North Haledon Library, in New Jersey. It was the 1990s. I was at the library scouring the shelves for a mystery novel. I started in the author’s last name “A” section, searchingContinue reading “My Fixation with Maps and the Star O’Brien Series”

My Cozy Ink Podcast Interview is LIVE!

Excited to share the link to my Cozy Ink Podcast interview. I have to admit I was nervous at first but Leah is a wonderful interviewer. We talked about the series heroine, Star O’Brien and why she is in Ireland. I also shared what it is like to be an American writing a series thatContinue reading “My Cozy Ink Podcast Interview is LIVE!”

Irish American Mom blog features my guest post

I’m guest blogging on Mairead’s Irish American Mom’s web site this Saturday, June 5. Be sure to click on over there to read my post. The post is about why I set my books in Ireland. To celebrate, I’ve donated autographed copies of the first two books in the Star O’Brien County Mayo mystery series.Continue reading “Irish American Mom blog features my guest post”

What is it about Ireland?

What is it about Ireland that you love? The landscape, the history, the thin places, the Atlantic views? These are all things to love about Ireland.. but what I love most are the people. I fell in love when I was four years old with my County Mayo aunts and uncles. I often think aboutContinue reading “What is it about Ireland?”