• Michelle Vernal

Mammy's Words of Wisdom


I’m going to start this blog post off with some sage advice from Mammy in an excerpt from Moira Lisa Smile:


Moira watched as Michael navigated his way around the tables to the bar and decided to use the opportunity to visit the Ladies. The cubicles were all empty and ducking into the first in line she set about performing the balancing act instilled in her by Mammy, Don’t sit on the seat you can catch all sorts. Hover, Moira, like a helicopter.


Moira O’Mara is a different kettle of fish to Aisling whom you met in Book 1 of The Guesthouse on the Green series, O’Mara’s. Moira is the baby of the family and as such is a little spoilt. She’s also resentful that as the youngest she is constantly being offered advice by her siblings, and her mammy as above. Beneath her brash exterior though she’s an insecure young lady who is feeling the death of her father deeply. Still waters run deep with Moira and I hope you enjoy getting to know her.


On a writing note, the characters in this series are heaps of fun because they all have so much to say for themselves! I love writing dialogue and have been told it is my strength and the O’Mara family provides me with plenty. There is of course one person in particular who springs to mind, she of the public toilet words of wisdom and I can’t wait to get to her story later this year.


For now though it’s Moira’s turn and as I send her out into the world this week, I’m heading to Vietnam. Not literally but in the novella next in series I’m penning (say no more as I don’t want to give anything away). How amazing is it that I get to visit Asia from my comfy couch where I write in the conservatory at home, here in Christchurch, New Zealand?


It’s going to be a busy year from hereon in because after What Goes on Tour which is available for pre-order now https://www.amazon.com/What-Goes-Tour-Guesthouse-Novella-ebook/dp/B07P5QGZ19, it’s time for me to get to know Roisin. She’s the eldest of the O’Mara girls and although her life seems sorted on the surface, it’s far from it. Rosi’s a bit of a new age fiend, she’s in to yoga and breathing classes, and she fantasizes about running away to an Ashram in India.


I sincerely hope you enjoy Moira Lisa Smile and thank you so much for your interest in this series. As always, leaving a review is so very important as it raises a writer’s visibility on Amazon. If you’d like to keep up to date with the O’Mara’s and their goings on, you can subscribe to my newsletter by visiting my website and clicking on FREE 10 Chapters Sweet Home Summer!

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