Ten years ago today, I went to a book club in a coffee shop on 8th Street in the Village, to meet people I didn’t know, and discuss a book I’d never read. Oh, and it was a lesbian book club. Did I mention that already?
In the quiet moments, I think of you. On a yoga mat, looking at the sky. In a park with blossoms, and a saxophone playing. We were the same age, for 45 weeks of the year. Except for the seven when you were older, I could never catch up, you said. Until I did.
Ever wondered what your life in books would look like? Here’s mine from Woman’s Way Magazine!
My writing process, I’m Right Here and the marriage equality referendum. Just some of the topics Dil Wickremasinghe and I chat about on what was sadly one of her last episodes of Global Village on Newstalk FM.
Talking to Sophie Grenham at the Gloss we covered a lot of ground but especially my decision to leave the safe corporate world I had worked in for over a decade to pursue my writing dream and later, leaving Dublin for New York.
An article I wrote for the Irish Times about how the idea of I’m Right Here came about and what it means to write beyond my own experience.
A piece I wrote about my experience as a gay Irish woman at home and abroad and the impact of the same sex marriage referendum in 2015. First published in the Irish Times.
A curious blend of fantasy and realism, Yvonne Cassidy’s fourth novel is about a haunting. It’s about the chasm between mothers and teenage daughters. It’s about the crippling effects of alcoholism on a family. It’s about truth and lies, loyalty between siblings, the implosion of divorce, the shock of bereavement. Whatever the reader decides it’s about, it’s a page-turner.
The trade paperback of I’m Right Here launched at Dubray Bookshop on March 22nd 2017 and was followed by my first reading at Mountains to Sea Book Festival two days later. Here are some photos from that exciting week!
I recently wrote a piece for You Magazine’s “This Life” section on my thoughts on the US election.