Meet the Authors of Grá mo Chroí

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day book, here’s something unique. Grá mo Chroí: Love Stories from Irish Myth is available on Amazon. Stop by Authors to Watch to meet the authors.

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Thank you Tricia for inviting Ali and myself to talk about Grá mo Chroí our collection of retellings of some of the great love stories from Irish myth. Quite a few people have asked us what prompted us to have a go at rewriting perfectly good stories. To explain…


Jane: I started these retellings about a year ago with the story of Deirdre. It was cold.
Exceptionally, we had had a dusting of snow; the blackbirds were taken by surprise and fussed about in the trees. Something in the combination of the snow and the black feather reminded me of the story of Deirdre, a young girl kept in seclusion, just waiting to be married to an old king, and I decided to write her story. One story led to another, and when Ali, at the end of last year suggested we have a go at rewriting some of…

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