Hope Foundation Book Club Event

It's been a difficult year for charities and with book club events being one of the few activities that is thriving I've jumped on board this great opportunity to support The Hope Foundation that's happening on March 18th 2021. The Hope Foundation is a registered charity working with street and slum children in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. It's only €10 to participate...
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Novel Travel News for 2021

Without doubt, 2020 was a difficult year for those of us with wanderlust and it looks like 2021 isn't going to be any easier but this is the perfect time to settle in and dream up your future travels. I've been busy re-writing a new novel which will be released on January 21st 2021 under the imprint The Novel Press. It's been a long time in the writing but this story set again...
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Writing a Novel on Newstalk

How to Write a Novel on Newstalk with Ivan Yates Everybody has a book in them. There has never been a better time to write that book than this unusual time of self isolation that we find ourselves living in. I've put down some notes about my process for writing a novel and with some tips and hints to help you to get started. If you'd like to take a look at some of my novels ...
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Happy Halloween

Apologies for my silence on this website but as Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year I was reminded of my novel that I set during Halloween! Ten years ago today, while visiting Las Vegas I managed to pack in five crazy weddings that were going on in different chapels all over the city and it inspired me to write 4am in Las Vegas! Get 4am in Las Vegas here on Amazo...
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Busy Broadcasting and More Travel

Hi There It's been a while since I've checked in on my website. I've been doing weekly podcasts with Ivan Yates on the Hard Shoulder and am still Travel Pundit on The Elaine Show on Virgin Media one. I've also been on a couple of lovely trips. In February I went to cornwall - see my mini movie here And at the end of last year I took a road trip with my Dad to Easte...
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Machu Picchu and Beyond!

This summer I've been travelling and again neglecting my website however it was for a good cause because I actually ticked the top wish on my Bucket List and made it to Machu Picchu in Peru! To make the experience even more special I was lucky to be with my son Mark. We went white water rafting through the Sacred Valley and rode horses on the Devil's Balcony in Cusco. Video foo...
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South African Odyssey

I've been so busy working on my www.thenoveltraveller.com website that I've be completely neglecting my books website - I know that both are similar in many ways but I like to keep this site for my book news. At the moment I'm working on ideas for a travel book and the best way to publish my next novel. In the meantime I've been travelling and I visited South Africa for ...
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Listen in to Novel Travel on Thursdays with Ivan Yates on Newstalk fm

I've been chatting with Ivan Yates on the Hard Shoulder over the last few weeks on Newstalk fm, and this week we were discussing Italy. If you missed the broadcast you can catch up with it here podcast newstalk and see details of the offers on my travel website http://www.thenoveltraveller.com Bella Italia is one of my favourite countries and was the setting for my very ...
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Busy Start to 2018 and Some Changes!

Where is January going? It's like everything has sped up in my world since I've gone blonde! The jury is still out on whether Blondes have more fun or not but 2018 is certainly shaping up nicely. Next week is the busiest in the Travel calander and The Annual Holiday World show is on at the RDS 26th-28th January so do call in if you are looking for holiday inspiration. holidaywo...
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Climbing the Great Wall and Some Poetry

It's been an eventful few months reaching a highlight in November on top of the Great Wall of China! As usual my kids were dragged along and feed a feast of history and culture which I sincerely hope they will remember fondly and usefully in the future. We travelled on a group tour with GTI-Ireland who were really great and provided the assistance of the fabulous Francis...
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