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February 14, 2020 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

Hi, everyone

Apologies for not posting any news lately – I’ve been busy with family and writing.

The good news is that I’ve just signed a contract for a second book about Lily. I’m so glad to be revisiting the characters, and so far, it’s going very well. I’m in the wonderful (and rare!) place, where I can’t wait to get to my desk every morning. The first draft is well underway, and I’m loving how the story is turning out. Watch this space – (but not too closely, as I’m so bad at updating here!)

Judi x

Irish Book Awards

November 06, 2019 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

I’m so proud and happy that Lily at Lissadell has been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award. After all the hard work and research, it’s lovely to be noticed.

If you’d like to vote for Lily (or for a different book ☹️) Here’s the link:

Thanks x

Lily’s launch!

September 21, 2019 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

It’s nearly time for the official launch of Lily at Lissadell. Do come along and join in the celebrations. All welcome!

Lily at Lissadell

July 16, 2019 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

I’ve been very busy since my last post. With the help of my lovely editor, Helen Carr, I’ve now finished Lily at Lissadell. I very much enjoyed the research and the writing, and I felt sad today as I signed off and said goodbye to the book. Sending my babies into the world is always a bit scary for me – part of me wants to hold on for longer. This one is definitely done, though, so I have to let go.

Once again, Rachel Corcoran has done a beautiful cover, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished book.

Lily will be on the shelves on September 9th – my dad’s birthday, which I think would make him smile.

Some of the books I used in my research.


May 24, 2019 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

Lissadell House

I’m delighted to announce that I’m working on a new book, set in Lissadell House, in 1913. It tells the story of Lily, a young girl who has to leave school and work for a living. While at Lissadell, she meets lots of new friends, including Maeve, daughter of Countess Markievicz.

I’ve been loving the research for this book. I’ve done lots of reading, but the highlight was a visit to Lissadell House. Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy generously allowed me access to their home, and shared lots of stories about the past.

I’m very enthusiastic about this book, and am looking forward to its publication in September.

Watch this space!

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