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This strange year!

July 12, 2020 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

Hi there

Hope everyone is doing OK in these strange and scary times. Three months off school would once have seemed like a wonderful thing, but in these circumstances, maybe it wasn’t quite as much fun?

My life didn’t change as much as some peoples – I’ve been working at home for years! I’ve done some online events, and I’ve surprised myself by quite enjoying them, but I’ve missed real-life events, and the chance to chat to young readers.

The good news though, is that Lily at Lissadell is now an audiobook, read by the very talented Caroline Lennon. Also, the sequel, Lily Steps Up, is going very well, and should be on the shelves this Autumn.

Stay safe

Judi x

Book News

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.