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Angelina Jolie is right–Get your ovaries checked ladies! In Ireland ovarian cancer is ignored, yet it is the silent cancer, that’s been killing me softly.

Posted by Mary on Sunday 26 July 2015 in the Blog Category.

In Ireland ovarian cancer is ignored, yet it is the silent cancer, that’s been killing me softly. Any diagnosis is a relief if it comes after multiple visits to the doctor, in which you are increasingly dismissed as the unimportant…continue reading

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In Search of Wisdom

Posted by Mary on Friday 02 May 2014 in the Blog Category.

It was a thrill to for me to write a guest blog for ‘A Woman’s Wisdom’ site,  the blog equivalent of a pampering spa offering a little bit of harmless gossip, lots of mouth watering literary news and a fine…continue reading

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The Impact of Social Media on Love & Romance

Posted by Mary on Monday 10 February 2014 in the Blog Category.

Like a lot of writers, I like to delve into the heart of love & romance and offer readers some insights into what I believe does and doesn’t work in the dating and mating game. As a former teacher who…continue reading

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Self-Publishing – All You Need To Know

Posted by Mary on Thursday 12 September 2013 in the Blog Category.

I’m not stating anything new when I say that writing and completing a book is a huge undertaking. Yes, I’m sure you’ve all heard this a million times in author interviews. It takes dedication, daily practice and the ability to…continue reading

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Giveaway – great prizes – closing date 28th September 2013

Posted by Mary on Thursday 22 August 2013 in the Blog Category.

Closing date is 28th September. Due to several requests, I am postponing the closing date for this giveaway until 28th September. As an independent author, I don’t have the backing of a publisher with a publicity machine plugging my book…continue reading

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Author Profile in YOU Magazine, The Irish Mail

Posted by Mary on Monday 22 April 2013 in the Blog Category.

  I grew up in Athlone, on the left bank of the Shannon, close to the castle and the river itself, both an endless source of fascination for me. The eldest of a growing family, I lived in a sprawling,…continue reading

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The Search for Love

Posted by Mary on Thursday 31 January 2013 in the Blog Category.

On-line dating and what’s in a username? My book Love & the Goddess deals with the search for love and the nature of love itself. My protagonist Kate who has an interest in Greek mythology, uses the names of three…continue reading

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Is God a Man or a Woman?

Posted by Mary on Saturday 29 December 2012 in the Blog Category.

    Jumping up on the windowsill, his dancing eyes scanned the room. After searching our faces one by one he smirked as he fired out a loaded question;- “Is God a man or a woman?” Silence fell, broken only…continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Posted by Mary on Tuesday 04 December 2012 in the Blog Category.

  I’ve been tagged in The Next Big Thing by fellow writer Siobhan McKenna. I’m instructed to tell you all about my coming book by answering these questions and then to tag five other authors about their Next Big Thing.…continue reading

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August McLaughlin Guest Blogger

Posted by Mary on Tuesday 04 December 2012 in the Blog Category.

I am delighted to introduce  August McLaughlin as my guest blogger. Called ‘Cinderella Strong’, this was first posted in August’s blog, in April 2012. August McLaughlin is a Los Angeles-based health writer and journalist with articles featured regularly by LIVESTRONG.com,…continue reading

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Carré Otis interview

Posted by Mary on Friday 21 September 2012 in the Blog Category.

In the early 90’s, Carré Otis’s exotic beauty had already graced the covers of international magazine such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire. By the time she was twenty she had appeared in the controversial film Wild Orchid…continue reading

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Travelling China

Posted by Mary on Friday 14 September 2012 in the Blog Category.

For someone who loves to travel, I have a strange dilemma; namely I hate being a TOURIST: – defined by me as a MODERN CONSUMER who examines everything as though it’s a museum exhibit or a creature in a zoo.…continue reading

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Books I’m Reading

Posted by Mary on Monday 30 July 2012 in the Blog Category.

I recently enjoyed the following five books and simply had to share them with you; – Beauty Interrupted by Carré Otis. (Memoir) Carré Otis biography is a very moving account of her life from troubled teen to international model and…continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and my Road to Recovery

Posted by Mary on Friday 06 July 2012 in the Blog Category.

Some illnesses arrive dramatically, others slowly, like stealthy Vampires gradually draining the life blood of their victims. Fibromyalgia quietly entered my life circa 1999, in the form of obscure aches and pains, sleepless nights and endless fatigue. I had my…continue reading

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Subscribe to Win More Prizes Galore

Posted by Mary on Friday 08 June 2012 in the Blog Category.

First Prize :-  a gorgeous calf leather bag by Reiss. Second Prize :-  cookery book ‘The Vintage Tea Party’. Third prize:- Silky scarf in ecru, aqua and indigo by Zara. Just complete these four steps for a chance to win.…continue reading

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Books I Love

Posted by Mary on Friday 09 March 2012 in the Blog Category.

I love a wide range of books from Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy stories to cookery to women’s fiction and autobiography. Here are some of my favourites. Fiction Chocolat by Joanne Harris is one of my all time favourites, and the following…continue reading

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Subscribe to Win Prizes Galore

Posted by Mary on Thursday 08 March 2012 in the Blog Category.

For this months free draw there’s a choice of 3 fabulous prizes, though remember the first winner obviously has first choice. Prizes A Vintage Miu Miu bag A vintage Miu Miu bag with distinct Bauhaus design on back and front.…continue reading

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Downsizing – When Less Is More

Posted by Mary on Thursday 08 March 2012 in the Blog Category.

We’re living in a recession yet we’re constantly faced with an infinite choice of gadgets and products. Even if you’re seriously cutting back on expenditure, I’d happily wager that some of you can barely stuff an extra matchbox into your…continue reading

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Are You Clever like Sherlock Holmes?

Posted by Mary on Thursday 08 March 2012 in the Blog Category.

Having just watched BBC’s second series of Sherlock Holmes, I realise I’ve been totally besotted with Arthur Conan Doyle’s character since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I wanted to be just like him…stylish, brainy and not give a…continue reading

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