August 19th -26th in Derry, Northern Ireland – what a week!
I was thrilled to have the support of Derry Central Library to do the ‘bringing it home’ launch of my novel. The launch was timed to coincide with Foyle Pride in its 21st year – a real statement of equality which runs with the theme of the book.
I had the further joy of a lovely chat with Journalist Ellen Barr, resulting in a great feature in the Derry Journal entitled "Derry's Sinéad gives a voice to all those who are unheard". Then it was on to BBC Radio Foyle to talk on air with Mark Patterson. Listen here
A chance meeting in the studio took me to Jenni at Little Acorns Bookstore, who had the best advice and gave me lots of leads resulting in placing the novel in both her independent bookshop, and Foyle Books, with another in the pipeline.
Finally, it was such a buzz to be in Derry for Foyle Pride 2014, and with the support of organiser, Shá Gillespie, I was able to do a reading for one of their events and meet some courageous and wonderful people. I also got to watch fantastic Pits and Perverts reprised specially to coincide with Pride.