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Hello distinguished writers

My name is FC Maeila.

I was born in the Irish midlands and immigrated to New York in my early twenties. My professional career was in financial banking but my true passion has always been literacy and the arts. I juggled a career, family and the hustle and bustle of life and now, I am finally putting pen to paper (or in reality tapping fingers on alpha keys)...

Hence, my writing journey...

This project is a collection of creative non-fiction memory stories dedicated to the Irish mothers and fathers of the 70's and 80's. These poignant stories demonstrate the selflessness of our parents and the sacrifices they made for us.

As a final note, I am delighted to be part of this writing group and I hope my local dialect in this coffee-table collection dosen't annoy you too much.

I look forward to reading and sharing "our penned words"...
FC

My contact information: irelandsmemories@yahoo.com


favourite books

My Top 10

10. Moby Dick (initially persuaded to read it as a child, then became truly inspired)
9. A Woman of Substance (love BTB and a good rags to riches story)
8. MacBeth (crazy right! It was compulsory to read S. in High School, initially did not understand it, or want to understand it for that matter, but soon appreciated his work)
7. The Charwoman's Daughter (superb literature...)
6. Enid Blyton's books (my childhood favorite)
5. Sherlock Holmes (loved the books, disliked all the movies, ACD was a genius of his time)
4.True Expectations (when I need a quick pick-me-up)
3. Tara Road by Maeve Binchy (my girlie escapism and nostalgic trip back to my home land)
2. Pride and Prejudice (JA just captivates my mind & soul)
1. Wuthering Heights (no commentary necessary for this one)

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I wrote 676 days ago

Stuart What an informative and compelling account of such inhumane treatment of these animals. I felt your passion in every line, your tone is soft but straight to the point and you hold nothing back. This subject is definitely worth telling to the masses both locally and internationally. I a... view book

I wrote 676 days ago

Stuart What an informative and compelling account of such inhumane treatment of these animals. I felt your passion in every line, your tone is soft but straight to the point and you hold nothing back. This subject is definitely worth telling to the masses both locally and internationally. I a... view book

I wrote 676 days ago

Hello Kenneth This was an excellent read. Your contrast of characters were perfectly created for the basis of the story-line. The action was consistent and at the right temp. You are gifted at the "show not tell" scenario. This book has the plot, characters and action for an epic big screen film.... view book

I wrote 676 days ago

Elizabeth Thank you for a Sunday morning laugh, I just smiled from chapter one and just finished chapter 12. This book was hilarious and realistic in a readable, joyous manner. Your descriptive tone was perfect.. each scenario perfectly articulated... for example the "old bets" car accident... I f... view book

I wrote 679 days ago

Hello Joy What a joy to read, literally! Your opening was the hook, you delved right in to the pain, suffering and emotion and then you built your story-line of showing not telling perfectly. I couldn't click the pages fast enough, each chapter grabbed me, not only with the story and intensity, b... view book

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