Awesome Women, and The Cottingley Secret giveaway!


Written by Hazel on Sunday 12th March 2017. No Comments so far.

I’m a little late sharing this, but I was absolutely thrilled to be included in this list of ten Kildare women making waves in the world for International Women’s Day. All the women on this list have worked so hard to get where they are and it is a real honour to be among them.

I moved to Ireland in 2001 with a couple of boxes full of books and clothes, and although it hasn’t always been easy being away from my family and friends back in the UK, I’ve always been very proud to call Ireland home. I often say that I’m sure I would never have written a word if I hadn’t moved here – there’s definitely something in the water! – so it really means a lot to be mentioned among such impressive women, and to be considered one of Kildare’s own. Thank you to Laura Coates from the Leinster Leader for writing the piece.

Continuing the theme of awesome women, I’m very excited to be participating in the 2017 Mountains to Sea Readers’ Day on Saturday 18th March. Join me, Carmel Harrington and Fionnuala Kearney as we talk to RTE’s Evelyn O’Rourke about our writing lives. More details at:

And finally, the last edits are in for THE COTTINGLEY SECRET and I should have early copies very soon.

This is always an exciting stage – the book is finished and starting to find its way into people’s hands for the very first time. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning one of the very exclusive early reader copies, sign up for my next newsletter. One subscriber will be sent an early copy of the book. Sign up here:

And finally, there is also a Goodreads giveaway for US readers where my publisher has 50 free copies of THE COTTINGLEY SECRET available. Enter the giveaway here (closes March 17th):

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