I just want to take the opportunity to thank some very special people who made this year in work and writing my most successful yet.
To Karen Frampton, who gave my business new direction and new impetus. Her guidance made this year the most successful year yet career wise and helped me lay the foundations for many more successful years.
To Orla Shanaghy and Derek Flynn, for letting me rant over coffee.
To Mags Durand O’Connor, for spreading the word.
To Tracy McEneaney and all at Tramore Library who let me use the library as a venue for my relaunch.
To Mark Roper, for relaunching the book.
To Samantha Clooney, for another year of successful collaboration.
To Vanessa O’Loughlin, for sound publishing advice.
To Stan Phillips – I was so touched that you mentioned me in your acknowledgements.
To the similarly named Sian Phillips, for lovely lunches in Tramore and good social media advice.
To Jennylynd James, Oisin Browne, Pierre Blundell and all the other people who entrusted their boosk to me.
To Mary Grehan, for giving me the opportunity to work with an enthusiastic bunch of people at Waterford Regional Hospital.
To all the people who came to my creative writing workshops throughout the year.
And to all who have replied to my posts, subscribed to my blogs and said kind words, a big thanks. The writer’s life is lonely and I gratefully Hoover up all crumbs of appreciation.
Happy Christmas to you all and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.