Brighid O'Sullivan

Biography

Brighid O'Sullivan has been writing since she was a child. As an adult she's written about Irish and American history published in History Magazine, History Channel Magazine, and her local paper in Western New York. Catch her fascinating posts on Irish and American history at celticthoughts.com. She is currently working on a novel set in 6th century Ireland, 'The Sun Palace' to be released in 2014. You can email Brighid @celticbrighid@gmail.com

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Western Massachusetts. Holyoke actually, which at that time was a very Irish neighborhood. My great grandparents came from County Cork Ireland to work on the canal in Holyoke, which also was the home of one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the whole country. My father was very proud of being Irish, played Irish music, cooked corned beef and cabbage and told us Irish stories whenever we would sit still. He even claimed he had two private leprechauns, Sean and Mike who would look over my well-being when my father died. I would later find out that leprechauns were not really warm and fuzzy lil creatures at all but devious and cunning. My father also told me he worked on a newspaper at one time. I guess between his stories and the Irish influence, I grew curious about my Irish heritage as I grew older. I've been there twice so far, once to see all the sites I wrote about in my book, The Sun Palace.
When did you first start writing?
Oh, I've been writing since I was a child, since I could hold a pencil actually. I used to do book reports in 4th grade, even before they were assigned for extra credit. I loved writing plays too and poetry. I love poetry.
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Books

Prelude to Assassination
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a true story based on the diaries of Fanny Seward, daughter of William H Seward,, Secretary of State to Abraham Lincoln. Several days before Lincoln's assassination, Seward had a severe and almost deadly carriage accident of which his daughter was a witness. The night Lincoln was assassinated, Seward, who was still recovering from the accident, had an attack on his own life as well.

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