Offaly writer contributes to Barnardos Christmas book of short stories

‘All I Want for Christmas’ is a collection of heart warming short stories written by some of Ireland’s bestselling authors, all of whom are donating their royalties to Barnardos.

‘All I Want for Christmas’ is a collection of heart warming short stories written by some of Ireland’s bestselling authors, all of whom are donating their royalties to Barnardos.

Some of Ireland’s top women fiction writers come together in this collection of humourous, witty, sad, charming and poignant stories to ensure there is a great read for everyone. It is a super stocking filler, Christmas present, Kris Kindle idea or a treat for you.

Among the writers who have donated their royalties is Offaly’s Geraldine O’Neill.

Poolbeg Publisher Paula Campbell said, “obviously reading is very close to our heart and helping Barnardos with their children’s literacy programme is a great honour for us. Many of our authors including Claire Allen, Linda Kavanagh and Rosemary McLoughlin amongst others have contributed a short story to make this the perfect read leading up to Christmas and we are proud to work with them and them and Barnardos to help change the lives of children all over Ireland.

Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay said, ““we are delighted to be chosen by Poolbeg and their generous authors to receive the royalties from this wonderful heart-warming book. The funds raised from the sale of ‘All I Want for Christmas’ will go a long way towards supporting a series of Barnardos literacy programmes, working with children aged five to 12 to help them to fulfill their potential at school and improve their ability to learn. Keep an eye out for this great book on shelves this Christmas!””

All I Want for Christmas is published by Poolbeg Publishers and is available Priced €16.99.

Stories are by Claire Allan, Linda Kavanagh, Shirley Benton, Pauline Lawless, Ann Carroll, Kate McCabe, Claudia Carroll, Siobhán McKenna, Fiona Cassidy, Marisa Mackle, Carol Coffey, Rosemary McLoughlin, Martina Devlin, Mary Malone, Caroline Finnerty, Miranda Manning, Caroline Grace-Cassidy, Helen Moorhouse, Emma Hannigan, A. O’Connor, Sarah Harte, Geraldine O’Neill, Emma Heatherington, Jacqueline Strawbridge, Michelle Jackson, Áine Toner