It’s been quite a while since I’ve written about any writing news and in one way, not much has happened, and in another way, there has been loads. I’ve had quite a few people ask me recently if I’m bringing out a book for the Ploughing Championships again this year and the answer to that is no, not this year. I do have a “gift type book” in draft but the reason I’m not publishing it this year is an [...]
I am really excited to announce that the front cover image of How To Be A Perfect Farm Wife got a gold star in the October eBook Cover Awards. Many book covers are submitted each month and some get some feedback from Joel. This month 111 fiction covers and 19 non-fiction covers were submitted. There’s a winner in each category and a couple of gold stars in each too.
Brian and I spent ten years married before we returned to Ireland to farm. We went from working in 9-5 jobs and being child-free to being self-employed, farming and with a tiny baby (Will was three weeks old when we returned to Ireland). They say moving house is stressful, they say having a baby is life-changing and I presume they say changing career must have some effect too so we decided to do all three in one fell swoop and [...]
I’m busy writing my second book at the moment with a predicted launch date of 10th September. Yes, I’m organised – I’ve even written up my timetable in terms of getting it to the editor, getting illustrations back, getting it to the formattor, to the printers etc – there’s just the tiny task of finishing the writing first! I’m thinking that I need to book myself into a writing retreat for a fortnight – well, a girl can dream I [...]
What constitutes a good farmer’s wife? ?I was amused to see this quote in ‘My Farming Week’ in the Farmers Journal a few weeks ago.
I may share a name with this proper farmer’s wife but I think that might be where I draw the line at calling myself a good farm wife. Yes, I cook a dinner nearly every day but there’s often a limit to the amount [...]