It was also so sad to hear about the death of one of our own greats, Seamus Heaney. Paul Muldoon wrote a lovely eulogy on this great and gifted man. My favourite of his poems is Digging:
"Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I'll dig with it."
How genius to be able to say and make people feel so much in so few words.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam usual.
On a happier note my debut novel Flick has been shortlisted for the RAI (Reading Association of Ireland) Children's Book Awards 2013. I'm very chuffed about it all, especially as I'm among the following great short-listees:
Suzi Eszhertas with her book An Goraille
Sarah Garland with her book Azzi Idir Dhá Stól
Celine Kiernan with her book Into the Grey
Caitríona Hastings and Andrew Whitson with their book Ó Chrann go Crann
Finally my next video will be up in the next week. Until then happy writing!