Avril O'Reilly

Biography

I have decided to create Auntie Books on Smashwords. That is very short books for aunties ...we can drop in and visit our nieces, nephews, kids of friends....whip out the smart phone and read an entire book while the attention span lasts. An Auntie Book should be no more than 1,000 words. I am delighted that Smashwords lets me make Auntie Books.

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Books

The Trip to Tallaght
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Series: First Holy Communions in Cork. Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Holy Communion gifts....what to buy? Kathleen and her Nan go on a shopping trip to Dublin to get Communion gifts for the Dublin cousins, Declan and Sally. Sally is no problem. It is easy to find presents for a girl. But what on earth will they get for Declan, a little boy with very particular tastes. Help comes from Hollywood when Maureen O'Hara helps the shoppers to solve their problem.
Kathleen And The Communion Copter
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Series: First Holy Communions in Cork. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Are you in a pre-Communion tizz? Worry not! The book will help girls and their families to prepare for a First Holy Communion. It takes a light-hearted look at the pressures that the modern Communion can put on families. There is a gentle message about the meaning of Communion and a warning against getting carried away with the (admittedly very enjoyable) commercial and superficial aspects.
The Doondah Veil
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Series: First Holy Communions in Cork. Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Humorous
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Áine is worried that her gifted little brother will ruin her First Holy Communion with his non-stop flow of chatter. His obsession with a Makem and Clancy song could spoil things for everyone. She devises various plans to make sure he is not in the church on her special day. Tractors and magic play a crucial part.
The Trip to Bandon
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Series: First Holy Communions in Cork. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Many Irish parents get into a huge tizz over the their children's First Holy Communion. During the lead up to the Communion season newspapers and radio shows are full of parents worrying, over-spending, worrying, and asking for and doling out advice. In this story Kathleen and her mum and Nan go on a pleasantly aimless trip to Bandon to look for a tasteful dress.
Cousin Assumpta's Dress
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Series: First Holy Communions in Cork. Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Many little girls in Ireland borrow the dresses for their First Holy Communion from their big sisters or cousins. This is the tale of a girl who finds that her cousin's beautiful dress just does not fit her. She comes up with a clever, so she thinks, solution to the problem.

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Smashwords book reviews by Avril O'Reilly

  • A Guide To Get Thru Abuse on Oct. 23, 2012

    Books can be a bit like weddings...why do they need to be so long when it only takes a few minutes to say the important stuff? Gerty So's book wastes no time in saying the important stuff. If you are being abused speak up. A totally worthwhile use of smashwords!