I honestly don’t know if it makes it smaller, but it certainly brings amazing people a little closer. Today’s guest is a perfect example…I met her through social media and social media is responsible for exploding her career as an author. For over 15 years Maidstone author Miriam McGuirk wrote under the pen name of ‘Josie Maguire.’ On June 15th, at The Irish Writer’s Centre, Irish author Miriam McGuirk launched her first book of three under her own name.
Titled Shattered Dreams and Scorpions at Midnight – a search for sanctuary – Volume 1. The Tales from Turkey series is a collection of short stories based on the everyday experiences of this talented and inspirational Irish lady. Incorporating Miriam’s Irish wit and zest for life, this humorous, emotive, honest, informative writing is based on Miriam’s true life adventures – her voyage to the South West Mountains of Turkey to grab the opportunity to turn her life around moving initially near the sea then a move to the mountains, living in an Eastern Culture. Miriam’s career in the restaurant, hospitality, health and fitness service industry ended abruptly with the diagnosis of M.E. eighteen years ago. Miriam took the chance to build a new life spending up to 5 months of the year in the South West Mountains of Turkey. In this healing, peaceful environment, she found her niche – becoming an author. She is living her dream of writing with a lot of heart and passion. In our conversation today, Miriam will share her journey, her inspiration, and her book series. And of course, we will explore how social media brought the world a little closer and is contributing to her success. You won’t want to miss this powerful show.