|Ballina photo by eric.delignieres|
When I was in Ireland, I had the unique opportunity to attend Kate Kerrigan’s book launch!
The event was held in the beautiful little town of Ballina (Bow-lynn-ah)–I pronounced it wrong continually until I heard Kate say it. The town is near her home and the place where her mother Moira lives.
Her book, the one just launched in Ireland, is the final in a series about an Irish immigrant who makes a home in Hollywood, and the party was at a beauty salon. Read her blog post about it here. (I actually appear in the background of one of the pictures she has up on her blog. I was on my way back from the bathroom when the costume award was being given. Yep, a photobomb by yours truly!)
I met Kate through my blog, www.novelpastimes.com, where I interviewed her. About a year and a half ago I had another unique opportunity. I learned she was going to Manhattan on book tour just the time I planned to be there to research my book. She invited me to a book blogger luncheon hosted by her publisher, Harper Collins, at the HC headquarters.
|That’s me in front of HC holding Kate’s book.|
|The luncheon was an intimate gathering where we heard insides stories from the author, the best kinds!|
Besides being a delightfully nice person, she is a wonderful writer and I’ve enjoyed her books. You should check them out!