Posts Tagged ‘Kristin Gleeson’

Who is very much alive and currently juggling with a surprising number of book launches she has enterprisingly organised herself,  in different locations, for her two books published this month. Those two books are ANHAREO, WILDERNESS SPIRIT – a biography of  a famous Native American woman, and SELKIE DREAMS, a highly original novel.

Selkie Dreams http://www.knoxrobinsonpublishing.com/
Anahareo: A Wilderness Spirit http://www.fireshippress.com/

More launches will be happening next week at West Cork Literary Festival – check out her website:


I love Kristin because she is not only a gifted writer, she can also play the harp like an angel, sing songs, and is a fine painter and artist – I have one of her original works on my wall. Truly a Renaissance woman!

and one of her publishers gave this write up to her recent launch in Ballyvourney:


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and YOU can win this! It’s so easy. Here’s how:


Simply leave a message at www.kristingleeson.com

Winner picked at random June 11

don’t forget to mention – A BUMPER SACK OF SUMMER READS ! or you won’t go in the draw!

Selkie Dreams by Kristin Gleeson  www.kristingleeson.com

Belfast, 1889.  A young woman haunted by her mother’s death embarks on an Alaskan adventure among the Tlingit Indians.

Micka by Frances Kay www.franceskay.wordpress.com

Ten year old Micka wants a puppy and his brothers to stop bullying him. Eleven year old Laurie wants his life to be more ordinary.  Together the two dream up something different. Something secret and unpleasant

The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland www.karenmaitland.com

1210 and King John has seized control of the Church.  In the village of Gastmere  Elena, a servant girl, is dragged into a conspiracy to absolve the sins of the manor 

The Assassin’s Wife  by Moonyeen Blakey  www.moonyeenblakey.com

The War of the Roses divides 15th Century England.  Nan, a young girl destined to serve in Middleham Castle, is burdened by visions of two noble boys imprisoned in the tower.

Catching the Eagle  by Karen Charlton   www.karencharlton.com

Easter Monday, 1809: Kirkley Hall manor house is mysteriously burgled. When suspicion falls on Jamie Charlton, he and his family face a desperate battle to save him from the gallows.

The Chosen Man by J.G. Harlond  www.jgharlond.name

Early spring 1635: A storm and pirate raid wreaks havoc with rogue Italian merchant Ludovico da Portovenere’s routine voyage from Constantinople to Amsterdam, disrupting his plans and entangling others in his secret commission.

Song at Dawn by Jean Gill  www.jeangill.com

Provence 1150.  Love, music and political intrigue surround Estela in the royal court of Narbonne. 

Mrs. Jones by B.A. Morton  www.bamorton.weebly.com

A New York cop tries to protect a young English woman who witnesses a murder and he finds that both sides of the law want to question her.  Is she all she seems?

The Fenwold Riddle by Dave Edvardson www.daveedvardson.com 

Brave young Marshal Dominic Bradley is charged with finding a way through the impenetrable wall that encloses the land of Fenwold.

And there you have it.  Such a tempting bunch I want them all myself!

Good luck!


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Soon to appear on here, and on Kristin’s own website http://www.kristingleeson.com, an ingenious summer competition. The winner gets nine [lucky number] stonking good books to read.

Watch these spaces!

pip pip

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I’ve recently been interviewed by Kristin Gleeson and here’s the link to her blog:


There’s plenty of other interesting stuff here – go and see!

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I heard recently that Martyn Bedford is on the shortlist for Costa Awards – his book FLIP is a stunning read for teenagers and adults – a boy wakes up one morning to discover that he has somehow got into someone else’s body. It’s funny and tragic. Fingers crossed, Martyn!

Here’s his website:


And a massive welcome for my friend Kristin, who has just got a book deal for her debut novel [with no agent or personal contacts], using only her wits and the quality of her writing. Watch out for SELKIE DREAMS, a historical novel with the weirdest twists, published by Knox Robinson in June 2012.

Her multi-talented website is:


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