I attended a fantastic book launch for a lovely writer of Historical Fiction last night. Author Hazel Gaynor was launching her novel The Girl Who Came Home at Dubray Books on Grafton Street which is a wonderful bookshop in the heart of the capital. I had picked up Hazel's book at Barnes & Noble in New York last month and she was kind enough to sign it and pose for this picture; taken by book blogging buddy Margaret Madden of Bleach House Library. Doesn't Hazel look amazing? She's the one in the gorgeous dress by the way.
Kate Kerrigan author of Ellis Island (review to come soon) and Vanessa O'Loughlin of Inkwell and Writing.ie did the introductions for the launch and Hazel read an extract from the book before thanking her friends and family in verse. The book is based on a real group of people who left Mayo in 1912 looking for a better life in America, however all but three of them died on Titanic. Find out more about Hazel and the book at her website http://www.hazelgaynor.com/ Review to come.