Cailleach~Witch is debut novel for Ballinamore woman Jane Gilheaney Barry

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Ballinamore woman Jane Gilheaney Barry's first novel Cailleach~Witch is set for release on Monday, September 17 and it is available to pre-order from Amazon since Monday.

Cailleach~Witch is a modern gothic, mystery novel, with a strong sense of atmosphere and place. It will appeal to fans of the Bronte's, Daphne du Maurier, Alice Hoffman, and Kate Morton. It tells the story of the mysterious Cleary women.

A family of Bean Feasa, wise women, witches, who live on the local mountain. Think 'Charmed' meets 'Practical Magic' but set in 60's to 90's Ireland.

Cailleach~Witch is a contemporary novel inspired by the landscape and ancient myths of Ireland, like that of the Cailleach, the spirit of winter. Jane has been working on Cailleach~Witch for five years while rearing a young family and building a successful lifestyle and creativity blog, That Curious Love of Green, with over 25,000 followers worldwide.

"I've always wanted to write a novel for as long as I can remember. I started writing with the blog, six years ago. That helped me create a regular writing habit and within a year I started writing Cailleach~Witch. I always knew I'd write a book about women, sisters, and a house. I'm over the moon to be launching my first book. I've dedicated it to my wonderful parents, John and Nora Gilheaney," explained Jane Gilheaney Barry.

Cailleach~Witch is available exclusively from Amazon, in paperback and as an eBook for kindle since September 3.

For more information you can follow Jane at That Curious Love of Green on facebook and/or sign up to her mailing list at www.thatcuriousloveofgreen.com 

For the second year running Jane will be hosting a writing workshop and taking part in an author panel at Ardagh Fright Fest, October 27 - 31. See Ardagh Fright Fest for booking details.