Monday, December 08, 2008


I'm very chuffed today - a (very!) short story I wrote has been published in Homepages, the proceeds of which are going to a worthy charity. Here's what the organiser, editor, proofreader and all-round Superwoman Catherine Brodigan has to say about it:

Homepages is a unique collection of stories and photographs, the first of its kind in Ireland. The nation's best bloggers hold forth on the theme of "home", covering everything from pets and expat life to parenting and the Kellogg's Variety Pack. By turns hilarious, heartbreaking and thought-provoking, it promises a captivating read and showcases some of Ireland's best undiscovered writing talent. All proceeds from the sale of each book, compiled on an entirely voluntary basis, go directly to Focus Ireland, who provide services and support for people who are homeless across Ireland.

The book is now on sale for €14 via Lulu on a print-on-demand basis. You can order your copy here.

In other news I haven't been blogging because I'm trying to finish my novel by the end of the year - easier said than done, but I'm determined to get it done and dusted as soon as I can.


Debs said...

Congratulations, what excellent news. You must be thrilled, and for such a good cause too.

Best of luck finishing your novel.

KAREN said...

How lovely, well done :o) Sounds like you're a busy bee at the moment. I wish I had the blummin' willpower to stop blogging for a bit!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! How exciting.

Good luck finishing the novel.

Like Karen I wish I could leave the computer alone for two second :) I may try it as the weeks ahead look full.

Have a lovely Christmas

Lane said...

Hey stranger! Glad you're being productive and well done on the story. Great cause too.

Good luck finishing your book. I'm sure you'll do it:-)

Yvonne said...

Thanks Debs, I am really thrilled.

Karen, I do miss blogging, but I thought I'd finally have to put my money where my mouth is!

M&T, I know what you mean about full weeks, I'm up the wall this week!

Lane, thank you! I really need to finish it soon.

JJ said...

Oh Yvonne, congratulations on the story.

Good luck with the novel, and there's an award for you over at mine.


Suz Broughton said...

Good for you! I wish I could get the book here.
I am in complete support of you bagging the blogging while you concentrate on finishing. I miss hearing from you, but I'm happy you are still at it.

Angie said...

Congratulations on the story. It looks like a cool book. And I'm sending you lots of good luck to finish your novel by year end. I miss your posts, but you're using your time well! Take some time to enjoy those holidays too. :)

JJ said...

Yvonne, there's an award for you over at mine. Keep up the excellent work.