Six Years of Living in the Past


The day that I get to write a blog post about my published novel ‘Secrets in the Babby House’, has finally arrived.

In 2016 I took pen to paper and started putting together ideas I had for a book. Little notes here and there developed into pages and pages of babble and unrealistic scenarios.

Eventually, things started to take shape and I wrote my first draft during NanoWriMo that same year. Very little from that draft ended up in the completed book.

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Book Club Discussion – In Ordinary Time by Carmel McMahon

Are you a member of a book club? If so, do you meet virtually or in person?

I attend a book club run by Pangur Bán Bookshop in conjunction with Craoibhín Ballina. We meet in person once a month.

At our last book club meeting we talked about In Ordinary Time by Carmel McMahon. If you’ve read the book, I’d love for you to share your opinion in the comment box at the end of the post.

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The Shell House Detectives by Emylia Hall | #bookpost #bookfeature #cosycrime #summerreading #TuesdayBookBlog | @EmyliaHall @FMcMAssociates @AmazonPub

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I was very pleased to receive this book post last week. Huge thanks to Kashmini at FMcM Associates for sending a copy of The Shell House Detectives my way. I’ll be sharing an extract from the book at the beginning of July as part of the blogtour and I’ll be reviewing at some point over the summer. It’s due out on July 1st from Thomas & Mercer. I see there’s already a second book in the series, The Harbour Lights Mystery, scheduled for publication in October.

About the book

Welcome to the coastal paradise of Porthpella, where murder lurks among the dunes…

Late one night, a distraught young man knocks on the door of retired and recently widowed Ally Bright’s remote home on the Cornish coast. But before she can make sense of his confused words, he’s gone—not to be seen again until he’s found the next morning at…

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#TuesdayBookBlog The Birdcage by Eve Chase (@EvePollyChase) (@MichaelJBooks)

Reblogged this fantastic review from

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Hi, all: I bring you the review by an author whose novel The Glass House truly impressed me. And I think she is onto another winner. The Birdcage by Eve Chase The Birdcage by Eve Chase. Beautiful writing, Gothic touches, and complex families in an astounding setting Three sisters. A twenty year old secret. One […]

#TuesdayBookBlog The Birdcage by Eve Chase (@EvePollyChase) (@MichaelJBooks)

I have this one in the post. Looking forward to reading it!

Why Choose Indie Publishing?

Why Indie Publishing? With the release of my debut novel, Mist Falcon, I’ve been asked why I decided to indie publish.  Inherent in the undertone of this question lies a second question, perhaps more to the point: was my book not good enough to be “really” published?  Couldn’t you find a traditional publisher to work […]

Why Choose Indie Publishing?