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 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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com. (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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"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!"

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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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