Pauline Bermingham Scully

Pauline Bermingham Scully, B.A., H.Dip., M.A. is a native of Ardrahan, County Galway and is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has lived in the west and south of the County and has been collecting local stories from senior citizens for well over a decade. Her two volumes in a three-volume series titled 'South Galway Stories' with Book Hub Publishing were jointly launched in December in Labane, County Galway. Pauline is currently completing her 3rd book in the series which will be published on November 11th 2017 in Labane. - Contact Susan on 087/2246885 for author details/speaking engagements/workshops/readings/book tours.


Paul Kilgannon

Paul Kilgannon is a Primary School Teacher, Sports Coach and Sports Coach Educator. He has particular interest in Child and Youth Sports Coaching and Athletic Development. He believes strongly in a holistic approach to coaching children in sport, developing both "the child" and "the player". He believes lessons learned by children in sport can and must positively contribute to all areas of their lives and that the volunteer coach has a key role to play in this. He espouses Volunteer Coach Education as the single most important agent for change in child and youth sport.


Mary Madden

Mary Theresa Madden is from Killimor in County Galway. She wrote her first novel at a time in her life when many of her contemporaries are either considering or have retired from their working careers. Hers is a novel of love and loss set in rural Ireland. 'Celia's Promise' was launched in Spring 2017 and Mary is now working on her second book scheduled for release in 2018. Contact Susan on 087/2246885 for author details/speaking engagements/workshops/readings/book tours.


Sharon Fitzmaurice

From a very young age, Sharon has been aware of the energetic connection between all things. A curious and fun loving nature, she has brought all aspects of her own healing journey into her work, life and now her first book 'Someone please help me, so I did' to be released on December 8th 2017 in Corinthians Rugby Club, Castlegar Co. Galway. Her book shares the story of her life challenges and struggles to find meaning in her own life and in turn help and guide others along their path. As an intuitive Sharon can help her clients get to the root cause of their issues and design a unique plan that they can incorporate into their daily lives that will bring about positive changes. Sharon Fitzmaurice is an Intuitive Wellness Coach, Reiki Master and Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Co. Galway. She runs regular classes, workshops and retreats and has given many motivational talks to groups and companies. If you wish to contact Sharon please see her website www.sharonfitzmauricemindfulness.com


Maire-Ros

Marie Ros O' Rahilly is a first time author with Book Hub Publishing. Her book, 'Time To Be Me', is scheduled for publication in November 2017.


Reflections on Getting Published

When I left my job as a consultant at a centre specialising in the treatment of eating disorders, I didn’t know that I would be without any sort of regular work for the next 5 years. I didn’t know that was the amount of time it would take me to write my memoir “Time to be Me”. It took me three years to arrive at a manuscript with 100.000 words and another title. It took me another year to edit several times where I removed those bits of my life I didn’t feel were necessary to tell. And then I received a windfall, an amount that would allow me to think of getting published. Initially, because I consider myself to be quite a spiritual person, I thought it would be great to be published by a company associated with spiritual books in the USA and I got very excited when other people I knew had been self-published by a particular affiliate company. And off I set, blindly. I will spare all the gruesome details, but at the end of the day, I was told under duress that they would not publish me. The problem I had with this company was that they would not communicate with me – it was not clear to me why they did not want my material. After several attempts at calling, at sending emails and snail mails, I abandoned any chance of speaking to a person in that company and I stopped trying. A few months later, I ended up going to see a chiropractor friend for a session. I knew she was really clued in and I thought she might give me a metaphysical reason why my book had not been published. At some point in the session, after she had asked me a few questions, she picked up her phone and called someone ‟I have a friend here, Niall, who has a manuscript”., she said. ‟She had a very bad experience with an American company. She has a manuscript. Can you help?” And so, I ended up driving down to Athenry to meet Dr. Niall McElwee without whom I would not have been able to produce this work. I had done a lot of editing as a result of trying to change things for the previous company and learnt a lot on my own, but working with Niall as editor truly helped me grow as a person and author. He was able to encourage me to think deeply about what I was writing, why I was writing and to elicit where I wanted to go with it. Thanks to him, I now have a polished piece of work that I am very proud of and I am already looking forward to working with him in the future. Not only is he a fabulous editor and publisher, he is also very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend anyone who wants to write a book to work with The Book Hub Publishing Group for an experience of their life.