Saturday, May 16, 2009

Letters to a Love Rat...

Well what do you know, my lovely friend Niamh Greene has done it again. This is the girl who sat in my kitchen week after week having a cuppa and telling me that she was doing 'this and that' with her free mornings since the kids went back to school.

A few months later I was totally shocked and flabbergasted when she tells me that actually the 'this and that' she was doing was tapping away at her laptop, writing funny stories to record the antics of her kiddies. The 'tapping' was a way of preserving her memories and also her sanity. Thankfully her husband read them and encouraged her to send them off to a few publishers. Lo and Behold Penguin Publishing House (which incidentally is no shabby unknown publisher!) phoned her back the next day... and the rest as they say is HISTORY!

Her first book 'Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife' came out 2 years ago and was an Irish and UK bestseller. Last year she followed it up with 'Confessions of a Demented Housewife - the Celebrity Years' and now she has just launched her third novel 'Letters to a Love Rat'. Isn't this the stuff of fairytales??? - stay at home mum always wanted to be a writer ...becomes Irish and dare I say it 'International' success in two years!So proud of the gal! I'm absolutely loving the latest edition to her repetoire. And 300,000 copies sold in 2 years is no shabby pipedream neither! It's in all good bookshops tell all your friends :-)


Neasa said...

My sis bought me "Confessions" for my last birthday. She said she saw it and thought "That'll do Neasa to a tee!" It's brilliant. Can't wait to get my hands on this one too.

Kiki said...

Ohhh!!! I must get this one, I read the other 2 !!!