It’s a nice feeling going to a book launch involving someone you know. It’s great, obviously, for the person concerned, seeing the joy on their face. But it’s also an inspiration for those of us still in the trenches. It shows there are people out there, like you and me, who do it – actually get a book published. Now’s the time (I’m talking to myself now) to stop moaning about not having, ahem, the time and just do it.
So, it was a very enjoyable night at the launch of Summer Triangle by Carolann Copland (published by Emu ink) last Tuesday. It was held at her lovely home/come-writers-centre, set in a stunning location in the Dublin mountains http://www.carousel-creates.com/ and launched by Irish crime fiction author Louise Phillips.
The Crime Fiction Group has held its meetings here in recent times. Carolann is a graceful guest, an encouraging critic and a gifted writer. She has read a number of scenes from this novel at the meetings and it combines a literary talent with a political, and original, storyline.
The blurb starts thus: Shona and Majid are living very different, but ordinary, lives on opposite sides of the globe, when both their worlds are shattered. Majid, who witnesses the death of his fiancé, a bomb victim at an Irish/Saudi festival, is so distraught he runs from his problems – right into the arms of Islamic fundamentalists….
Sounds intriguing. For more see http://www.emuink.ie/synopsis.php?b=103