Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Story begins

The story begins with the account of Paddy's death and burial.  One night about a week after I had the idea to write Mary's story, I couldn't sleep.  Arden had been on a long business trip and had just returned home.  Nick and he were asleep and I was restless.  It was after midnight and I had the thought, what would Mary have felt like the night after Paddy's burial.  The house would be quiet like my house was and loved ones would be asleep.  I went to my computer and just began writing.  It was really incredible.  I wept as I wrote.  It took me a few days to share the account with anyone and I was amazed, they wept too.  That is when I thought, I could do this.  Now after four years of effort, the book is finished.  I hope that you enjoy it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Marketing and Sales efforts

In the past few days, the website content has been added to, this blog organized, and messages sent out on Facebook.  My next project is to get the e-book version linked on the website so that it can be sold and downloaded.  Lots of new things to learn how to do.  This has been exciting.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Photo Gallery on website

I have uploaded the pictures that are featured in the book to the website except for the illustrations that my sister Rosie did.  I will have to try and figure out why they didn't come through correctly yet.  Here is a sample.  It is the 50th wedding anniversary photograph taken in Ballyloskey in 1919.  I have all the names if someone is interested.  E-mail me directly at

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My book is printed!

After 4 years of research, writing and rewriting, my book is finally published.