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Shers on Irish FM radio - Murder On the Rocks!

What fun to be asked to do this radio interview with CRY 104 FM in County Cork while I plugged a murder mystery I'd written and set in Youghal, Ireland.

Murder On The Rocks!
 is the first of what has eventually turned into a 3-part series, entitled: A Felly van Vliet series, named after its protagonist.
Airtime with this County Cork DJ - Stan Notte - ended up with him not only asking about why I'd based this first work in the sleepy little Irish harbour town of Youghal, but also a bit about the writing process and my background as well.
Have a listen to this live broadcast. As the Irish say, it was great craic!
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Hallow’s Eve fun – 31 October 2013

Shers is readying for this evening’s Fright-night Bash…
and serving a bit of protein for her peeps…. 






Nikki’s cousin Li’l Pip is all excited for the Eve’s event. She thought she’d come in disguise. Who is this bear cub?
Eee…scary!
Sunny brightened his look with a new hat….


And Pumpkin puss -- so cleverly disguised -- is in charge of dispensing hors d’oeuvres.  Mmm-mmm, tasty!







...to you and yours! ♥♥♥Nikki and friends  

Willow Manor Ball postscript

The morning after....

Sipping a peppery Chef Dominic concoction of his culinary version of the 'hair of the dog', I sit with our lovely hostess, Tess, and her charming guest of honour, Ronaldo, to watch the sunrise over the Scioto. It was great fun spying our Vinnie dancing with the library skeleton he'd earlier shared a ciggie with, such antics reminding me of my own recovering Bertie back home. Bertie, BTW, just texted that his neck brace was now off and he was presently ducking from Nursey who'd been chasing him around the estate trying to place it back on him. Best of luck to you, Nursey!

Jeeves is still with me, he too confiding how much fun he'd had mostly at winning several hands at the poker table, which had been set up for kitchen staff as the ball's festivities dwindled into the wee hours. 
As I gingerly drink my Genever, a tall Dutch gin with added lemon juice, sugar, egg white and soda, I appreciate the shot of yolk also presented me by kitchen wait st…

Willow Manor Ball-e-gram ~ confidential communication between invited guest and lady of the manor

Willow Manor Ball-e-gram

Pay no charges to messenger                         
Name of addressee: Tess Kincaid  City/province: Dublin, Ohio For quick service reply to bearer

URGENT: DELIVER WITHOUT DELAY
Date:                          20 October 2013
Time filed:                   Midnight 01 a.m. (burning the wee hour oil)
Sending station:          Amsterdam, North Holland
MESSAGE GOES HERE. BE BRIEF.
URGENT STOP Leaving carnival atmosphere of Amsterdam on red-eye flight to Dublin...Ohio, that is. Couldn't miss Willow ball. STOP
Bringing cannabis lollies - hoping appetisers fit in with Dominic Franks’ gingerbread massacre and wacky world of Vincent Price/Tracey Emin - this year's chef and honoured guests. STOP 

Wearing butterfly dress to ‘flit the light fantastic’ with Tess's crystal chandelier. R.A.D. Stainforth, do you want a light, my dear? Don't STOP 
Be seeing you sooner than later, darlin. END - Shers Gallagher

Concentration camp survivors found to live longer than peers

by Thijs Wolters [translated by Sherry Gallagher]
Jews who were in their puberty or young adulthood during the Second World War, and in a concentration camp or in hiding, appear to be living longer than their peers who fled the Holocaust. This comes from research done by two University of Leiden professors, Marinus van Ijzendoorn and Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, with two Israeli colleagues who published their findings in ‘PLOS ONE’[an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science since 2006]. In their research they investigated more than 55,000 Polish Jews: people who moved to the then British Mandate Territory of Palestine and survivors of the Holocaust immigrating to Israel between 1945-50. The survivors of especially males from the Holocaust appear to live longer on average than those having emigrated just before WWII. That was a total surprise. 
Professor van Ijzendoorn can only guess the causes of such life expansion: “Those who survived t…

The Poisoned Tree - by Shers Gallagher

The funny and fastidious Felicia van Vliet is a feminine but strong female personality who lives and works out of a fictionalized North Holland university town. Her profession leads her to adventures turned suspenseful when murder abounds. 

In this latest release - the 3rd of the trilogy - Felly is comfortably home from her travels when she finds a note lodged in the spine of a second-hand book about student squatters in Amsterdam around the 1970s-80s. The note reads as a draft of a confession of murder when a revolt went sour when the police rammed a handmade barricade. Her digging into a fairly known family name uncovers something different than she could have ever imagined and decides to reopen this intriguing cold case.
The Poisoned Tree
Aisling Books

Shers on Irish FM radio - Death By Chopstick

Doing a radio interview with CRY 104 FM in County Cork, Ireland was great fun. I'd done another a few years ago when plugging Murder On The Rocks!, my murder mystery set in Youghal, Ireland. This time I spoke about a return to China that inspired Death By Chopstick, its sequel.
I truly appreciated all the airtime this County Cork DJ - Stan Notte - gave me on this last interview. His limited interruptions were used to graciously guide me into talking about my experiences in China as well as mention some of the elements involved in the process of writing this sequel that has been based, for the most part, in Beijing, China. 

Have a listen to the live broadcast, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did having been asked to do it primarily for an Irish audience...