Episodes: Masonry

S2, E5: Amazing Author, Siobhán MacDonald, From Co. Clare, To Crete, West Cork and New York

Siobhán MacDonald Episode Release Date 23rd July I read the third novel written by today’s guest late in 2020 and I couldn’t put it down. Guilty, which is set in County Clare is a riveting page-turner about the dark secret that causes a doctor’s perfect life to unravel. One review by the author Patricia Gibney...

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S2, E4: Ground-breaking Author, Ryan Dennis, From Rural New York To Germany, Iceland And Galway

Ryan Dennis explores the dynamics of rural life and those who inhabit it. He is a former Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing and has taught at several universities. His fiction, personal essays and poetry have appeared in literary journals in Ireland, New Zealand and The United States. He is also a syndicated columnist in various...

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S2, E3: Top 21st Century Author, Nuala O’Connor, From Dublin To Galway To Paris And More

This episode’s guest’s latest novel has received rave reviews in lots of top publications worldwide. The New York Times review said, NORA is entirely convincing in her raw sensuality, her stubborn determination, her powerful sense of grievance and her inability to stop loving a deeply erratic, wildly manipulative yet enormously talented man.’  Author, Joseph O’Connor’s review...

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S2: E2 -Award-Winning Creator & Title Designer, Erin Sarofsky, From Long Island To Chicago

I am delighted to welcome Erin Sarofsky – the award-winning creator of the Sarofsky Corporation in Chicago’s booming West Loop.  Sarofsky is a design-driven production company whose artists, directors, producers and storytellers can unlock the magic of your project. They are makers. “Resourceful. Smart. Focused. We get further faster than anyone else. Bringing kinship & excellence to...

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S2: E1 – Renaissance Man, Simon Cocking, From London to Asia, Central America to Ireland

Today’s guest is a bit of a Renaissance man whose early working life involved travel writing, focusing on the Deep South and Central America. Since then, he’s been involved in music, sports, tech and the environment. Simon Cocking is the editor of Irish Tech News, as well as being a very sought after keynote speaker...

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Episode 19: UNESCO Poet Maureen Boyle, From Sion Mills to Dublin, Belfast and Strabane

Photo by Malachi O’Doherty Today’s guest won a UNESCO medal for a book of poems in 1979 at the tender age of eighteen. She went on to study at Trinity College Dublin and for a significant period of time after leaving, she didn’t continue writing. However, when she went back to writing poetry later –...

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Episode 18, Poet, Gaynor Kane, From Belfast To Dublin, Galway and the Ards Peninsula

This episode’s guest is poet, Gaynor Kane, who hails from East Belfast. Although Gaynor never imagined herself as a poet, her most recent collection, “Venus in pink marble’ is a “captivating collection full of personal and social history, with authentic snapshots of people and places, skillfully rendered.” Gaynor started a degree with the Open University when...

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Episode 17: Author, Byddi Lee, From Armagh to Belfast, California & Back (Part 2)

Today’s guest is Byddi Lee – an Armagh based author, who has lived in Canada, South Africa, Paris and California before settling back in her home town of Armagh in Northern Ireland.  Her first novel, March to November, was written while in California and helped ease her homesickness. Byddi’s Rejuvenation Trilogy has been rated one of the...

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Episode 16: Author, Byddi Lee, From Armagh to Belfast, California & Back (Part 1)

Today’s guest is Byddi Lee – an Armagh based author, who has lived in Canada, South Africa, Paris and California before settling back in her home town of Armagh in Northern Ireland.  Her first novel, March to November, was written while in California and helped ease her homesickness. Byddi’s Rejuvenation Trilogy has been rated one of the...

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Episode 15: Author, Seán Mackel, From Belfast to Australia to Northwest Ireland (Part 2)

Today’s guest is Seán Mackel, who writes fiction and poetry as well as being a visual communicator. He won the Kanturk Flash Fiction Prize in 2019, for his first flash fiction, The Silent Mouth.  Seán has been lecturing and working in graphic design for decades in Australia, Germany and Ireland.  Here is one of many classic...

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Episode 14: From Belfast to Australia with Author, Seán Mackel

Today’s guest is Seán Mackel, who writes fiction and poetry as well as being a visual communicator. He won the Kanturk Flash Fiction Prize in 2019, for his first flash fiction, The Silent Mouth.  Seán has been lecturing and working in graphic design for decades in Australia, Germany and Ireland.  Here is one of many classic...

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Episode 13: Author, Maeve O’Lynn, From Belfast and Around Ireland

Today’s guest was described as a “force of nature” by the journalist who nominated her to be a guest. This force of nature is the award-winning author and poet from Belfast, Maeve O’Lynn. Amongst her many achievements, Maeve has won the TU Short Story Competition at Red Line Book Festival, Dublin., in 2019. She was...

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