Alison to read at Dublin Book Festival, 16 November

Alison is participating in the 2013 Dublin Book Festival and will be reading and discussing her works (as will several other authors) in an event to be held at the Smock Alley Theatre (Lower Exchange St) on Saturday, 16 November from 10am to 12:50pm. Tickets are €10. More information  here. Alison has also written a short piece about "Writing and a Sense of Place," which can be found  here.

Little Beauty is Book of the Month at Clifden Bookshop

Little Beauty  has been picked as Book of the Month for August at the Clifden Bookshop:

This is a mesmeric tale set on an island off the West Coast of Ireland with beautiful writing portraying the fortitude of a lonely girl searching for acceptance and love. Laura Quinn makes a life-changing decision to leave her beloved Whale Island a few years after the death of her parents. She has survived the years since the suicide of her mother by harvesting seaweed to provide an income and at the same time embarking on a love affair with Martin, the Lighthouse Keeper. He is a strange broody individual with no apparent inclination to make a commitment to Laura. Eventually, dispirited and disillusioned, she decides to take up a position as housekeeper on the mainland with a wealthy couple, Finn and Audrey.
The story unfolds from this point with numerous life changing events. On her return to the Island, she faces a tightly knit community with the same complex mores and outlook pertinent to any parish in Ireland today.
This delightful story from Alison Jameson is written with humour and perception. The reader is enthralled from the start with this beguiling story, so beautifully written. It is compelling reading and a real page turner.

Alison on Newstalk FM

Alison was a guest on The Green Room with Orla Barry on Newstalk FM (106-108 in Ireland) this morning, discussing Little Beauty and other things. The programme will re-air on Monday, 15 July at 9pm Ireland/UK time. But you can also hear it at the following link. Alison's segment begins around 43:00.

Little Beauty Book Launch!

Here are some snaps from the Little Beauty book launch last night at Hodges Figgis bookshop in Dublin. Thanks to Doubleday Ireland/Transworld UK, the staff at Hodges Figgis and all who came along!