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I have created a web site for all of my writing.
It’s called Consider it a clearinghouse for all
of my works, including digital versions of my new and already
published novels. Stop by and let me know what you think.

A note to my readers who have enjoyed The Cyber Miracles and A Sudden Gift of Fate: I am now framing the story for the third book in this series. Yes, more of Maeve, Andy, Fergal and Brídgeen. And maybe some characters you don’t like will return to stir things up. Expect this novel late in 2011 or early 2012.
     In the meantime, I plan to release my third novel, 317, sometime this summer in e format first (Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, etc.) While it has Irish themes, it will be different from the Maeve Kenny Series. In 2011, look for my fourth novel, The Terminal Diner, to be released in paperback. Again, this book (influenced by my experiences on 9/11) will be much different from my first two novels. It has some characters that I think will tug at your heart as strongly as the ones in these first two books.

     You can now order my books direct from Barnes & Noble’s web site. Go here for A Sudden Gift of Fate and here for its prequel, The Cyber Miracles.
     Right now, both are selling for $18 there, that’s $2 off the list price!

     Last night I discussed A Sudden Gift of Fate with a delightful crowd at the George F. Johnson Memorial Library in Endicott. The Friends of the GFJ Library sponsor these books reviews on Tuesdays twice a year, for the months of April and October.
     Afterward, I had the opportunity to speak with a woman who was a member of a book club that read the novel as their second selection. It was great to get her feedback on what they thought of the book (most had not read the prequel, The Cyber Miracles) especially in terms of the characters and their actions. (Can’t divulge too much here, lest I spoil the plot for others.)
     I appreciated getting her frank feedback, and welcome it from other readers of the book. If you’d like to share yours, or if you have any questions about the plot and characters, please send me an e-mail here.

     Finished my NaNoWriMo novel entry just after 6 a.m. today. Was proud of myself for not padding the word count. (Trust me, the temptation was very strong :). This is a complete novel from start to finish.
     What a year this has been! I’ve completed three novels and published one of them, you know, that little tale about the Irish couple and the Finger Lakes winery….
     Well, back to zzzzzzland. Check back tonight to find out when I’ve posted the Cyber Monday discount code on Twitter.

 I’m trapped in a java-fueled writing marathon to reach my 50K word goal for National Novel Writing Month. I’m in the midst of the story’s climax right now, and let me tell ya, I wish you were there. It’s manic, wild and hopefully some long-suffering traditional Irish musicians will find it feckin’ brilliant. (I know it’s been therapeutic for me to write.)
     So, back to the writing cave. And remember, tomorrow night on Twitter (@cailinAolain) I’ll give out the 20 percent off code you can use to buy either of my novels on this Monday, Cyber Monday.
     Slán go foill!

nanowrimoOy vey, I just signed up to be part of National Novel Writing Month. (Crazy? Perhaps… )
     NaNoWriMo is a great concept where writers around the world give each other support as they attempt to complete a 50-000-word manuscript in November. (That’s 1,667 words/day.)
     I know it can be done. My third novel, to be released next year, was completed last January for a contest on (So, OK, I had an extra day ;^).
    Wish me luck! The novel to be features Irish-American themes and I hope will be a fun, quick read.
     Follow my progress at my NaNoWriMo web page, here.

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What readers are saying:
"This endearing foursome, that so many readers of the first book fell in love with, face new challenges with Irish wit and a generally upbeat outlook on life. They're a group of friends that anyone would want to hang out with."
"After finishing it, I kept thinking of the characters and wondered how they were doing. I had to remind myself they weren't real and had to let them go..."
"I couldn't put it down."
"Pure dead brilliant!"

The Prequel

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Cost: $20

The story

Irish couple Fergal and Brídgeen Griffin get an intriguing wedding gift: the chance to manage a Finger Lakes winery. When they move to Keuka Lake from Queens, see the rundown winery and meet its surly winemaker, they realize it will be quite a challenge getting from grapevine to bottle.
Meanwhile their friends Maeve and Andy face a challenge of their own, separation as he pursues experimental therapy for his paraplegia.
As the two couples face the challenges ahead, will they be able to keep hope alive?

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A Sudden Gift of Fate: Sequel to the novel The Cyber Miracles

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* Listen to my interview with Bill Jaker on his WSKG radio show, "Off the Page" here.
* Listen to my 10/21/2009 interview with Morgen McLaughlin on her BlogTalk Radio show, "Finger Lakes Wine Talk" here.

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