My 1st Guest Post: Louise M Phillips & Red Ribbons – A stunning debut!
If you can, buy this book at this link today, and help get Red Ribbons into the top ten charts after an amazing, best in 25 years in Ireland, launch of Red Ribbons last week! Here’s what it’s about:
“A missing schoolgirl is found buried in the Dublin Mountains, hands clasped together in prayer, two red ribbons in her hair. Twenty-four hours later, a second schoolgirl is found in a shallow grave – her body identically arranged. The hurt for the killer is on.”
This is the blurb for Louise M Philips exciting new crime novel (link is to her site) set in Ireland. This much anticipated crime novel exposes some awful truths. It resonated with me.
Louise is a writer of dedication and real talent. She deserves your support. Here is her answer to a question I emailed her a while back:
What drove you on through every twist and turn?
A little bit of madness always helps when you’re trying something new, and in the case of finishing the first and many other drafts of RED RIBBONS, a heck of an amount of being plain stubborn!
But there was also something else driving me, and I think it’s something that might help others who want to finish a novel.
At the end of writing your first draft, it’s important to know you can then call yourself a novelist, because:- Irrespective of anyone wanting to publish it, irrespective of anyone wanting to read it, irrespective of it being a work of literary genius, or not, you’ve been capable of fighting off all your doubts, fears, boredom, laziness and every other excuse we can all conjure up at times, and you’ve managed to produce a 400 page creation, and are finally in a position to call yourself a ‘Novelist.’
Louise Phillips is a debut author but she displays real ambition in Red Ribbons. She creates a chilling serial killer, and a broken central character, Ellie Brady, a mother institutionalised 15 years before the story opens for murdering her own daughter.
Louise is also offering a prize of a signed copy of RED RIBBONS, two tickets for the reading at the Loose End Theatre in Dublin in November, and the FIRST signed copy of THE DOLLS HOUSE, when it is released in 2013! All you have to do is Tweet her – @LouiseMPhillips – a pic of Red Ribbons in an interesting place!
She will run the competition until the end of next week (23rd Sept 2012).
Here’s one of the pictures so far submitted. This is what I call a readership you didn’t expect! Well done for a great novel, a great promotion and good luck with your rapidly unfolding writing career, Louise.
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