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Christie Watson

When, at 17, Christie Watson applied for nursing, her prospects for success seemed slim. Fresh from a few wild years, the early school-leaver fainted at her medical, at the sight of her own blood. Later, arriving…

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Louise O’Neill

When I first met the novelist Louise O’Neill in 2014, she had just released Only Ever Yours, her dystopian YA debut, and was reading in the Bantry Bookshop. Attending, I was impressed with her charm and…

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Ghostwriting Workshops at Dalkey Creates

Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you want to write your memoir, or tell someone else’s story? Then come along to the Dalkey Creates Festival on 17th and 18th October, where I’ll be…

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Couple Describe the Heartache of Losing a Baby

IN August, 2012, Feelgood interviewed Jason Garland, a fire-safety engineer who had a special bond with his cuddly-toy Pooh Bear. The movie, Ted, had been released, and there were parallels. Jason told us about the bear…

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Should Writers Take a Leaf out of Zoella’s Book?

With 2.4 million followers on Twitter, 1.8 million fans on Facebook, and 3.2 million subscribers on Instagram, publishers couldn’t wait to get their hands on Zoe Suggs’ first book writes Sue Leonard WITH Christmas on the…

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Running the gauntlet to lose weight

This time last year, Saturdays were a leisurely affair. I’d drift out of bed at 9.30am, soak in a bath, then spend the morning perusing the papers over copious cups of coffee. These days, 9.30am sees…

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