In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm so pleased to introduce you to my new friend, Irish author Aine Greaney. Aine was kind enough to take a few minutes out of her busy schedule to share a little bit about herself and her writing.
About The Author:
An Irish native, Aine Greaney moved to the U.S. in 1986. She lives in the greater Boston area. Her short stories, personal essays and features have appeared in literary and consumer magazines. Her second novel, "Dance Lessons" will be released on April 1. In addition to writing, she teaches at various schools, arts and libraries. Her how-to writing book, "Writer with a Day Job" will be released in June, 2011. Check out her website at http://www.ainegreaney.com/ for more information about her books and writing projects.
Faced with news of her mother-in-law incarnate, the thirty-nine-year-old American prep school teacher decides to travel to Ireland to investigate the truth about her husband Fintan and why he kept his family’s existence a secret for so many years.
Between Jo’s hilltop farm and the lakeside village of Gowna, Ellen begins to uncover the mysteries of her Irish husband’s past and the cruelties and isolation of his rural childhood. Ellen also stumbles upon Fintan’s long-ago romance with a local village woman, with whom he had a daughter, Cat. Cat is now fourteen and living with her mother in London. As Ellen reconciles her troubled relationship with Fintan, she discovers a way to heal the wounds of the past.
Deeply rooted in the Irish landscape and sensibility, Dance Lessons is a powerful story of loss, regret, and transformation. (Watch for my review of Dance Lessons on Saturday!)
My sincere thanks to Aine Greaney for participating in this question-and-answer!