My Take on Blogging


Dear Faithful Readers,

Thank you for following along and reading my Irish mystery fiction books. My blog page, though, is something different.

I recently participated in a Creative Nonfiction (CNF) workshop with Orla Tinsley, journalist for The Irish Times. What is CNF? CNF is a genre which includes memoir, essay, biography, and narrative history. There is one caveat: CNF must be based in truth.

You know what! I loved the course. So, my blog post page is a place where I’ll be posting the creative nonfiction pieces that reflect the serious side of my life. I hope you follow along and perhaps some of my memories will sound familiar to yours; however, some of my retelling of experiences may touch a raw nerve. So, I’ll try to title my blog posts with a title that hints at what’s coming, in case you don’t wish to proceed.

This first piece is dedicated to Bill who passed away on November 28, 2022. Fittingly, my fourth Star O’Brien book, “Death Near Kentmore Abbey” launches on the 28th of 2023. I think he’d be proud.

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  1. Dianne on January 22, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Looking forward to more of your wonderful writing.

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