What Now?

Yesterday I posted an update on what I've been up to writing and publishing wise these past few months while I've been quiet on the blog front. With the publishing of Bedouin Boy on Halloween and Grave Bargains on Friday the 13th of November, my publishing goals for the year have wrapped up, but its... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Project Part 8

Previous: In her desperate bid to be Cathal's mother, Leona becomes increasingly distressed by his seeming unwillingness to respond to her, resulting in a shocking outburst of physical aggression which results in Cathal's arm being broken.  When Cathal reaches the school age, Leona's mental health further deteriorates, and she withdraws from life, crippled with fear... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Project Part 7

Previous: Leona struggles with the care needs of a newborn baby, but is reluctant to seek help from her community out of fear of the truth about Cathal's identity being discovered. Cathal's arrival in the village attracts attention from the local guard, who is aware of the disappearance of the baby from Galway Regional Hospital,... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Project Part 5

Previous: Shattered by the confirmation of her phantom pregnancy, in her desperation to maintain her perfect family picture, Leona kidnaps a day-old baby boy from Galway Regional Hospital, lying to her father and telling him it is the baby that she was indeed pregnant with all along. Colm once again confines Leona and the baby... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo April Project Part 4

Previous: Leona's naive delusion about her new role as woman of the house has resulted in an incestuous relationship with her father and an unplanned pregnancy. Rather than fearing for the freedom of herself and her baby at the hands of the Catholic Church, Leona maintains her fantastical vision of family life with her father... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Project Part 3

Previous: Sixteen-year-old Leona Moss' confused relationship with her father is discovered by her eldest brother Frank, with devastating consequences. Her middle brother, Liam, leaves the family farm to emigrate to England for work. Sins of the Son: Nature, Nurture, Torture Camp NaNoWriMo Project Part 3 Leona sat on the edge of the examination bed. Colm... Continue Reading →

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