Dianne Ascroft, from the Irish Chapter of the Historical Novel Society chats to Katy about The Scarlet Ribbon. You can read the interview here.
The Scarlet Ribbon got a fantastic review over at the Historical Novel Society.
You can read it here.
With thanks to Edward James for the review and to all at the Historical Novel Society, which is well worth a look for fans of everything hist fic.
Katy was interviewed by Sue Leonard for her column Beginner’s Pluck. The interview appeared in the Irish Examiner on Saturday 14th April 2012 and you can read it here.
To celebrate the publication of the History Press Ireland’s second fiction title, ‘A Parachute in the Lime Tree’, Katy spoke to the author Annemarie Neary.
You can read the interview here. Wishing Annemarie all the best of luck with her book!
The launch of The Scarlet Ribbon made the front page of this week’s Irish Medical Times.
There’s a great piece over at Inkwell about how they helped to find a good home for The Scarlet Ribbon.
The Scarlet Ribbon has been launched!
The launch party took place at the gorgeous bookstore, Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street in Dublin and there was a great turn out of lovely, supportive people. There was also a marvellous window display.
Vanessa O’Loughlin from Inkwell Writers and writing.ie officially launched the book, there were two readings, and a q&a session. It was a fantastic night, and just wonderful to have so many attend, thanks so much to everyone who came along.
You can, should you wish, read more about The Scarlet Ribbon at:
Louise Phillips also has a piece over at her blog, thanks Louise!
Written by father and daughter team Michael and Katy O’Dowd, the book follows James Quinn, a young Irish surgeon battling prejudice, suspicion and personal demons in his controversial quest to change the face of medicine.
Following his marriage, tragedy strikes, thrusting James into a life of turmoil and despair. Throwing himself into his work, the young surgeon eventually begins to find solace in the most unexpected of places.
From the backstreets of Paris, through the glittering social whirl of London and finally back to Ireland again, this is a story of the thorns of love and the harsh reality of life in the eighteenth century, where nothing is simple and complications of all kinds surround James Quinn, man midwife.
The Scarlet Ribbon is available from bookshops and online.