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October 2015

 

The perpetually wonderful, Ferdia McAnna. Delighted to meet for a chat and a snap at the Red Line Book Festival with the man of many trades, including author, screenwriter, director and rockabilly kingpin.....
     

April 2015




Lovely to meet up and have a chat with ace blues chanteuse, Mary Stokes recently. Old times revisited and new times discussed. A lovely lady.
     

December 2014

 

Champion of Irish songwriting talent, Irish bands of all genres - the brilliant Roddie Cleere stands like a beacon in the world of Irish radio. Great to catch up with him in KCLR Radio after such a long time.
     
November 2014
 

Blow me down - it's Pat James - DJ extra extra great. Over the past 25 years and more, Pat single handedly (nearly) promoted more new and young rock/punk/new wave band on his radio shows than you could shake a very large sticky stick at. Fantastic having a chat and cuppa with him at Radio Nova.
     

October 2014

 

My man in the south east - the wonderful Jackie Hayden. Author of the best selling Phil Lynott book "My Boy" and former Managing Director of Hotpress. Also the man responsible for signing U2 in Ireland to his record label, CBS.
Jackie continues to write books on a wide range of topics including Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan.

September 2014

 

The new novel from Peter McCluskey has just been published and is now available via this website and also selected bookstores.
As with all Pete's book launches, the proceeds for the first 500 copies go to benefit
The Children's Hospital, Crumlin.
Now more than ever The Children's Hospital urgently needs funds to keep basic services going at the hospital. This is truly a crisis time for the hospital and your purchase of Pete's new book will be extremely gratefully donated to the hospital.
     
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The fabulous Nick Kelly - delighted to meet up and have a chat at an impromptu houseparty where NIck and Boo Hewerdine played some great songs
   
November 2011
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What a reaction to this old photo of me and that guy from U2. Irish Independent journalist, Ken Sweeney, wrote a nice feature about the photo - it appeared in The Irish independent on Saturday, Nov 12th - the article was about when it was taken and what was I doing with Bono and...kazaam!..every U2 fan site in the world descended on me for more detail and insight.
Absolutely mental!!! The full article is on the press page here>>>
   

October 2011
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My mate ,Paul Boylan, got off his Harley motorbike long enough to show me his debut children's book, "The Kourge". It's just hot off the presses and is available through www.originalwriting.ie
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October 2011
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Ellen Brickley - Pink Tea and Paper blog
I'm on a mini blog-tour between now and Christmas to help promote "My Little Lighthouse" as well as raising some much needed funds for Crumlin Children's Hospital. First stop on the tour is Ellen Brickley's Pink Tea and Paper blog. Go visit at www.ellenbrickley.blogspot.com
   

September 2011
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Delighted to have the opportunity to launch the new novel
by Mick Rooney. The bash was at the Irish Writer's Centre,
Parnell Square. "The Memory of Trees" is Mick's ninth book
at it appears on the Book Republic imprint. We had a very
pleasant evening in the company of some of Mick's nearest
and dearest, all of whom were very supportive on the night
You can check out more on the book at
www.mickrooney.net and on Amazon.
   

 June 2011
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Hi to all those who sent in pix of themselves reading my book - very nice of you ( alright - i twisted your arm!!). Sales of the new book absolutely tipping along nicely. Am heading for the printer's shortly to order second run.
   

July 2011
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Had the chance to do some radio interviews on Dublin City FM and also Liffey Sound FM. Had some good feedback from the listeners of both stations. Liffey Sound FM twisted my arm and asked me to sing and play a song, which I reluctantly did. You can hear it here>>> http://youtu.be/CHgcclR1UdI


May 2011
Thank you to Hotpress, The Liffey Champion, The Kildare Nationalist, Celbridge Life, Northside News all very much for the articles/news items in your publications and websites - the response on the back of the publicity has been fantastic!!

May 2011
Thank you very much to all my Facebook friends. ALL of the 50 first copies of "My Little Lighthouse" were snapped up by them in the first week. Fantastic support!!
Friends, work colleagues, my gold club friends and neighbours have all rallied around and the first 250 copies literally flew out of the boxes.
Next up is distribution to the shops and libraries - but there's only one of me...so it may take some time to get around to all the places on my list.
Website sales are also steady - thank you to all my website visitors for purchasing a copy of the book.

April 2011
At last the new book is ready to roll.
"My Little Lighthouse" is good to go and the first 50 numbered copies have been offered to my friends on Facebook as a "thanks" for all their support over the past year.
Here's hoping my regular readers and all my friends get behind the book as I try to generate the first 500 sales for the benefit of the Crumlin's Children's Hospital......

February 2011
The new book is at the printers and the artwork looks great. My Facebook and Twitter friends are asking me for exact launch date. As best as I can guess it will probably be the end of March after all the St. Patrick's Day partying settles down.

January 2011
The new book is tentatively called "My Little Lighthouse" and if I'm a good diligent boy, I hope to have it ready for my savage editorial team by end of February.
Cover artwork is already in train

   
October 2010
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Colin Bateman

Was delighted to meet with one of my favourite author's, Colin Bateman, at the launch of his great new book, "Dr. Yes" in Waterstone's, Dublin.My photographer was thta over-awed that he left me and Colin looking a little fuzzy.
   

March 2010
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Writer meets writer : Pete with singer/songwriter, Paul Brady at
the launch of Paul's new CD
     

August 2010
I've finally put pen to paper and started book number 3. It's been a struggle to make a start due to the promotion and organisation required to look after "Robert Kingdom" - didn't realize how much time a successful book takes up.

March 2010
"Robert Kingdom" sales now surpass total sales for "Boys in the River"

February 2010
"Robert Kingdom" now available at Kildare and Cork Libraries

December 2009
"Robert Kingdom" now available at Alan Hanna's - online and instore. www.alanhannas.com

 

December 2009
"Robert Kingdom" now available at Kenny's online store. www.kennys.ie

November 2009
First 500 "Robert Kingdom" books now all sold to benefit Crumlin Children's Hospital. Thanks very much to all of those many people who bought a copy and donated above and beyond the call. I am still selling more books via this website with all proceeds still going to the hospital.

November 2009
"Here Comes Robert Kingdom" published.

     

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Pete with friend and photographer, John Hall, at the launch of
John's book - "A Tale of Two Cities"