The Writer's Mindset
Do you ever wonder how writers begin their books, how do their ideas for stories formulate and why they select certain genres?
The Writer's Mindset is a video series talking with writers and storytellers about all of this and more,
learning and sharing about the mindset of a writer.
You can also view all of these interviews on my YouTube Channel. Thank you for your continued support.
Edel Coffey's debut novel is currently number one in Ireland. The subject of the book is heart-wrenching for any parent busy trying to juggle it all.
Singer, Songwriter, Author
Charlie performing with Paul Harrington, won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with the song ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’. His new book is called - "Forever a Rock 'n' Roll Kid"
Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin (Sam Blake)
Literary Agent, Coach, Author
My guest this week is Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin, the founder of The Inkwell Group and Vanessa also developed and runs the multi-award-winning writing resources website Writing.ie, Vanessa writes crime as Sam Blake.
Author, Playwright, Horticulturist
My guest this week is a self-published author and playwright Paddy's debut novel is called "Baxter's Boys." A dark comedy about a neglected Dublin community and a dysfunctional, pub football team.
Author, Freelance Editor
Robyn Flemming is the author of "Skinful" - a Memoir of Addiction. Her book is for anybody who has questions such as: “Who am I? What life do I really want to live? And is it too late to start a new path to a different future?”
Amanda J Evans
Author, Writing Coach
Amanda J Evans writes paranormal and fantasy romance novels as well as children’s stories. Her latest book is a novel planning journal that includes all the steps to writing your own book.
'A Game of Two Halves' is written by Terry Harkin's son Kevin, a new biography exploring the extraordinary life and career of the Derry-born international footballer, Terry Harkin who played alongside George Best, Pat Jennings, John Charles and John Toshack.
Comedy Screenwriter, Best-Selling Author and Visual Artist
My guest this week is comedy screenwriter, best-selling author and visual artist - Jules Coll. We chat about the 5 W's in writing and the different ways to write effectively and how to get that book finished
Author, Reiki Master, Crystal Therapist
My guest this week is Liz Sheehan. Liz self-published her first novel 'Beneath the Visible' and is also an artist and a crystal therapist. Liz incorporates her passion for crystal healing as characters in her book.
Muriel is an Award-winning travel writer and best-selling author. Included in her writing accomplishments, Muriel has also written four books on her native city, including Dublin - City of Literature.
Amy has recently released her second book in her trilogy. Her first novel is called "Blinding Lies" and her second book is called "Twisted Truth". We chat about how she juggles writing and family life.
My guest this week is Sean Kelly. Sean self-published his debut novel "The Dog Sit Affair" in 2020. Sean proves that it is never too late to write a book.
Author, Playwright, Documentary Maker - Part One
My guest this week, Conal Creedon, is the former Writer in Residence at University College Cork. His collection of published work is well-regarded worldwide.
Andrew Fitzgerald is a native of Cork and now resides in Oceanside, California. His memoir "How Did I Get Here? Traveling the Road to Resilience" is a personal and professional story.
Brian McGilloway is a crime fiction author from Derry, Northern Ireland. Brian is a New York Times bestselling author of the DS Lucy Black thrillers and the Inspector Devlin mysteries.
Jane was born in Derry/ Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in the late 1960s and is the author of the Stones Corner Series. Her historical fiction series is based on her own childhood experiences and around events from this emotive, history-making period.
Author, Swimmer, Runner
Kate Gunn is a well-known blogger and author of two books - "Untying the Knot" and "The Accidental Soberista." Kate is a busy mother of three children, loves to run and sea swim and writes about real-life experiences.
Dr. Catherine Kelly
Author, Wellbeing Practitioner
Dr. Catherine Kelly is fascinated by the sea. Why do so many of us feel drawn to water? Catherine has written a fascinating book - Blue Spaces on how and why the water makes us feel better
Louise Phillips is one of Ireland's bestselling crime fiction writers. Her latest book - They All Lied - is her sixth book and is also a bestseller. We chat about the writing process, the importance of writing groups and much more.
Author, Playwright, Documentary Maker - Part Two
In the second part of Conal Creedon's episode, we chat about the type of mindset you need to write or do you really need a certain mindset at all to write? Conal also reads a passage from his book "Passion Play."
Journalist, co-author of the Aisling series of novels
My guest this week is Journalist and co-author of the Aisling series of novels - Emer Mc Lysaght. We chat about the huge success of the Aisling series and how it all began. And what's next for Aisling..
Author, Retired Corporal
My guest this week is Michelle Dunne. Michelle shares her writing journey from rejection letters to her life as a Corporal in the Irish army and now an author of three books. Michelle's current book is a thriller called "While Nobody Is Watching."
My guest this week is Catherine Talbot. Catherine's debut novel - A Good Father is a psychological suspense novel about a man who kills his family.