Where some serious (and seriously good) authors have gone before me. Anyway, after the shaking has calmed I'll introduce parents and children to a new place, Howth, my childhood hometown and the setting of the book. Howth is magical, a beautiful peninsula close to Dublin city, where Chesca's story unfolds and of course to Grace O'Malley the trailblazer and pirate queen who in this story returns to pay another visit to Howth.
If you are in Washington D.C. or know of friends who would like to attend, see the details to pre-order tickets. The NPC is one of three stops on this tour.
I will be in the beautiful Samuel Beckett's in Arlington on Friday @ 5pm
Ireland's Four Provinces in Falls Church for their famous Sunday Brunch @ Noon.
It's a return to home in a way, having lived in Alexandria for eight years before the Vineyard, so looking forward to seeing everyone and to meeting many new faces, young and old, and raising a pint of Guinness (later when the kids are reading) to Howth and Chesca.