The Glasgow Curse

Latest Tweets from TheGlasgowCurse


Irish Writing Online

25 Dec  is  an  Irish  website  specializing  in  many  aspects  of  writing  and  publishing  across  Ireland  and  the  UK is very pleased to promote, an Irish online website that specializes in many aspects of writing and publishing right across Ireland and the UK. Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin recently interviewed  William Lobban about his autobiography The Glasgow Curse, which, can be seen on their website early in the New Year.

Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin has been developed and is run by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin who founded The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy. She is a literary scout who has assisted many authors to publication. Vanessa has been writing fiction since 1999 when her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book. Vanessa's novel True Colours was launched on World Book Day 2011. Her non fiction eBook Writing to Get Published: Bringing the Dream Alive (Collca 2011) is available for all eReader devices and as an app. In 2010 Vanessa worked with The Hope Foundation to compile and edit The Big Book of Hope (Poolbeg) a collection of over 40 fiction and nonfiction stories from Ireland's leading writers, business, politicians and media personalities.
Vanessa conceived and developed the National Emerging Writer Programme for Dublin City of Literature, and is currently working with bringing free, live, online workshops to writers worldwide.
Vanessa is the Vice Chair of Irish PEN and the Irish and Eurozone Adviser to the international organisation The Alliance of Independent Authors. Listen out for her writing slot on Sunshine 106.8fm's Andrea Hayes Saturday Morning Show
Contact Vanessa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and read the following interview between Vanessa and William Lobban:


Louise Phillips

louise-phillips-imageBorn in Dublin, Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind's Crime Scene blog. She began writing in 2006 when her youngest son turned thirteen. Since then, Louise has won the Jonathan Swift Award with her story Last Kiss. She was a winner in the Irish Writers' Centre Lonely Voice Platform, short-listed for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and long-listed twice for RTE Guide/Penguin short story competition. Louise has been published as part of many anthologies, including County Lines from New Island, and various literary journals. In May this year she was awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from South Dublin Arts Council.
Hachette Books Ireland bought Irish and UK Commonwealth rights for Louise's debut psychological crime novel Red Ribbons, which was shortlisted in this year's Irish Book Awards for Best Crime Novel of the Year 2012. Louise's second novel The Doll's House won the best Irish Crime Novel award 2013. Red Ribbons centres on the abduction and murder of a 12-year-old school girl and the main character Kate Pearson, a criminal psychologist who is drafted in by the police to help them find the killer. Ciara Doorley of Hachette likened Phillips to Sophie Hannah and Tana French, and said: "Louise is a supremely talented writer. She subconsciously creates parallels between her characters, and this really challenges the reader. Her writing is tense, atmospheric and we're really delighted to have launched this a new voice in Irish crime."

See some of the fantastic work Louise does by going straight to her blog:

Back to Links