My Sweet Lord!


I wish I could find that photo of myself. I'm about 12/13 and am sitting on a sand dune on Ballinaclash beach in Co. Wexford. I've got my legs crossed and my hands on my knee with a 'strike a pose' look on my face. I'm wearing a red bathing suit and there are at …

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Letter to my younger self – Dear Róisín…


After a few days away and a few busy days of reading at events. I'm back. 🙂 To ease myself back into things, here's another letter for you. (It's still the summer, I can't be overdoing it...) Róisín is a social media connection who has been enjoying the 'Letter to my younger self' series, and …

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Letter to my younger self – Dear Orna…


Here's the next in the Letter to my younger self series. At this stage, all I can say is, I wish my own writings brought so many readers here. It's been an amazing few weeks here on auntyamo.com 😉 Here's another great letter for you. This time from Orna, a fellow member of Shared Planet …

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The Daisy Chain of Events, and a pop for votes… :)


I'm overwhelmed at the response to the Letter to my younger self series. The comments and likes here on the blog, don't reflect what a huge impact the series has had; but my reader numbers have never looked so good 🙂 and there's great response on FB. It all started with me adding an option …

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Letter to my younger self – Dear Patricia…


I have to tell you I'm blown away by this next offering in the Letter to my younger self series. This is a beautiful letter, by Patricia Gibney. I know Patricia through social media; we are mutual friends of a number of writers. She says she has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil. …

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Letter to my younger self – Dear Grace…


I met Grace Tierney at a workshop for writers in Carousel Creates. Her 'wordfoolery' blog about unusual words, is a favourite of mine 😉 She is originally from Dublin but now lives and writes in Co. Meath. She has written for everything from the local paper to anthologies, online media, coffee cans, and print magazines. She …

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Letter to my younger self – Dear Eileen…


I got an email from Eileen Harkin after she read one of the Letter to my younger self series. She was inspired to write one of her own. This is her first time to EVER share something publicly. I hope it's the beginning of a whole new writing life for Eileen.  Eileen was born in Camberwell, London. …

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