As you are no doubt aware, ‘Eating the Sheep’s Head’ has been very quiet for a long time now.
My wife and I are no longer living in Kilcrohane but have moved a few miles down the road to the gateway to the peninsula, Durrus village. With the move, my life has headed off in another direction and a new adventure has begun.
Last year (2013), I submitted some of my work at the West Cork Literary Festival and was lucky enough to receive the J.G. Farrell Fiction Award for a novel-in-progress.
So, I have spent the last year researching and working hard to write my first novel, which is set in the eastern states of the USA.
And that’s where I am right now.
I will be spending two months following my story through the American states stretching from New York to Pennsylvania down to Virginia, North and South Carolina and then back up through the Shenandoah Valley to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
I have started a new blog entitled ‘Travels with a Confederate‘ and I hope you will take a look at it and perhaps follow my adventures in the USA.
I have never been to America before so I am documenting my travels: the sights, food, people as well as the stories I pick up along the way about the people I meet and the places I visit.
I hope you come along with me as I make my way on my American adventure.