Wonderful Things!

Three wonderful things happened this week.

The First Thing! This blog was a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards in two categories: Books & Literature and Arts & Culture, so naturally, I was pretty chuffed to attend the awards night in the TRAMLINE Venue, Dublin. The theme of the night was Dia de los Muertos, hence a great excuse to dress up, and the place was only heaving with positivity and good will, and although I didn’t win, I am delighted for all those who did, particularly those in my categories. I keep this blog going because it gives me pleasure to do so, and I get to share, through The Librarian’s Cellar, my favourite books, films, guest interviews and occasional theatre reviews. Through the general side of the Blog, SHE BLOGS, I can write to my heart’s content all things that relate to my personal passion: writing and filmmaking.  So thank you, Irish Blog Awards – the recognition is much appreciated!

The Second Thing! FRAMED, my directorial debut, is in the official selection of The Directors Circle Festival of Shorts in the horror film category. Supporting bold, visionary filmmakers while advancing the art form of film with remarkable cinematic technologies and experiences. the festival takes place in Erie, Pennsylvania, and is the eleventh film festival that FRAMED has been selected to screen at – so far!! I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of such a generous and talented cast and crew, so here I go, thanking them profusely, once again!

The Third Thing! LADY BETH, and a lovely reminder that it is one year since my book won BEST NOVEL at the Carousel Aware Prize Awards. It’s been a fantastic year (moving way to fast though!) and for this too, I am so grateful to everyone who encouraged me to push it out there, read it, praised it, critiqued it, and helped to spread the word. For all these reasons, I would like to pay it forward and have 10 signed copies of Lady Beth to give away. Simply let me know if you would like one.

I am a firm believer in magic, whether it pays you the occasional visit or you make your own, keep creating. It might even return threefold!

Irish Blog Awards 2018: Finalist!

I am over the moon to announce the great news I received today. I am a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards 2018 in 2 categories:

Personal Blog > Arts & Culture
Personal Blog > Books & Literature

My blog has been shortlisted for three years running now, but this is the first time I have been selected as a finalist, so naturally, I’m pretty happy right now! Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which takes place on October 25th, and I am loving The Day of The Dead theme! A full list of finalists and all details are now on the Blog Awards Website HERE. Check out the cool logos!

Thanks so much to YOU, my readers who like and share my posts. I really do enjoy blogging on my favourite things, but it wouldn’t be much fun if no-one read them! Congrats too, to all the amazing bloggers on the Long and Short Lists, and especially to those who also made the finals! Fingers crossed and wish us ALL the luck!