When I wrote Girl Targeted, my editor pointed out that some of the words I used would not be recognised outside Ireland. To overcome this problem I had to find more easily understood alternatives for words I use every day e.g. ‘press’ (cupboard/closet) and ‘dossing’ (goofing off). The words that survived the edit are easily understood in context but, for those who are interested, I posted explanations in some of the earliest posts on my Instagram page. I also post pictures of the locations mentioned in each book.
Irish names can be ridiculously difficult to pronounce (who can forget Dennis Quaid’s attempt at pronouncing ‘Saoirse’ Ronan at the Golden Globes). For this reason I have limited the number of Irish names in my book but, for each book, I include a video with the correct pronunciation of the few I used. There is also a link to these posts at the beginning of each book.
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