St. James Gate, is delighted to announce Irish author, Lara O'Brien, will debut her children's novel, Chesca and the Spirit of Grace, at an author signing, upstairs, 6-8pm, Saturday February 8th.
We are proud to support Irish art and literature. Drop by, meet Lara and pick up a signed copy.
Lara O’Brien was born in Dublin and raised on the wild and wondrous hill of Howth, as in, Howth is Magic, a beautiful seaside town on the northeast coast of Ireland with cliff paths and moors of outstanding beauty.
She grew up one of many children who were part of Howth Riding Stables, a barn for twenty-five horses, cows and a clever dog named Polly. It was an adventurous and innocent childhood.
In the early 1990s the barn and land were sold with the promise of becoming a stud farm and was then quickly turned over to a developer. Planning permission was refused for 52 houses and since the economic downturn its future remains in the hands of a government agency.
She now lives on the sister Island of Martha’s Vineyard with her husband, four children and writing companion Tukka Rex, a great golden, and talking dog.