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Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kristine: It's a great pleasure for me to read the work of such a good writer. I think you show great promise and I wouldn't be surprised if you attain your dream of being an author.
Remember, though, that an author has to stick at the story and finish it. I get sad about the number of excellent stories that come in to me and that never get finished.
Dated:Sat Oct 14 17:20:34 2006  

Name: Kristine Niland
Message:Hi Cora! I posted my story in your story club and I'd like to thank you for reading it...I really hope to be an author someday, and I love murder stories too! I really enjoyed "Murder at Drumshee", especially the romance between Ita and Mahon, and I'm looking in the bookshops later today for "Murder Strikes Again". I love all your books, but my favourite would have to be "Murder at Drumshee" and "Nuala and her secret Wolf". I've posted Chapter two of "The Bomb" on your story club. Please, will you read it?
xx Kristine
Dated:Sat Oct 14 09:49:13 2006  

Name: Ailbhe
Message:I really like your book, gorgeus! its so inspirational it shows that anyone can be anything - if you set your mind to it
Dated:Thu Oct 12 21:00:25 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Katrina: Did you enjoy reading 'A Life for a Life'?

Joseph: 'Famine at Drumshee' connects up with quite a few of my books. The father of the children is a young man in 'Secret Spy from Drumshee' and the grandfather of the children is in 'Secret of 1798'. And, also, the great-great-grandchildren of Fiona come into 'World War II - Rescue at Drumshee'.

Niamh and Siobhan: The only murder stories that I have written for children are 'Murder at Drumshee' and 'Murder Strikes Again'. Have you read 'Murder Strikes Again'? If you have, I would be interested to know which of the books you liked the best.
My book for adults is also a murder story and, yes, I do enjoy writing murder stories very much.
Dated:Thu Oct 12 14:24:47 2006  

Name: Niamh and Siobhan
Message:Hi Cora we just finished your book Murder at Drumshee and thought was very good. We didn't think at all that it was ????? who killed Gabur.
Do you think you would write any more murder books.Would they be your favourite books.

Dated:Thu Oct 12 12:18:00 2006  

Name: Joseph Mahony
Message:Dear Cora
I have just finished your book;Famine Secret at Drumshee.I think the book is very very good I also find the book very atractive.
I like the bit when the four children are trying to survive the freak disaster.The start sounds nice comfortable but the bit in the middle gets good when the children come up with a plan to escape the dreaded workhouse and find the big secret in Drumshee.I'll rate the book 10 out of 10.Please come back to Ballyglass school and sign my book.Thank you
Dated:Thu Oct 12 11:09:43 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Some very high quality and exciting entiries in the story club.

Kate: I was inspired by the dún near Ballyglass school. Your headmaster told me about it and I saw photos of you all exploring it.

Niamh: Yes,, I was always a keen reader. If you look on the biography page you can probably guess why.

Colleen: Have a good holiday in Austria. How is school going these days?



Niamh:
Dated:Wed Oct 11 20:07:18 2006  

Name: Colleen
Message:Hi, Cora! How are you? I'm in the middle of writing a story right now. I'll send it to you when it is ready, I'm going to Austria on Friday the 13th! Hopefully I'll get more ideas, Chat you later
Dated:Wed Oct 11 12:52:22 2006  

Name: Niamh
Message:Were you into books when you were young
Dated:Wed Oct 11 09:48:08 2006  

Name: Kate
Message:Ya what school do you go to Clare. I can't understand how Cora was inspired by a visit to our school sometimes it can be soooooo boring.
Dated:Mon Oct 9 14:17:44 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Niamh: Funnily enough it took me longer to write 'Nuala' than any of my other books and yet it is one of the shortest. I suppose it took me about a month - and then after the publisher had accepted it, they said it was too short and I had to add some more to it.
Dated:Mon Oct 9 14:14:20 2006  

Name: Niamh
Message:How long did it take you to write your first book
Dated:Mon Oct 9 09:44:55 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Tim: The first book that I wrote was called 'Nuala & her Secret Wolf' and it was book 1 of the 17 Drumshee books. I think books for your age group would probably be the Dragonfly Readers, or else 'Two Mad Dogs' or the 'Wolf' books.
You may notice I changed your message. That is because I don't thik it is a good idea for children to put their email addresses on the Internet.
Dated:Sun Oct 8 21:20:46 2006  

Name: Tim Hannon
Message:Hello Cora.What was the first book you ever wrote.?
From Tim aged 6
Dated:Sun Oct 8 21:13:37 2006  

Name: Claire
Message:Hi Bridget: The nearest mountains to us are probably the mountains in Kerry. They are all very beautiful with purple heather. They are near the Lakes of Killarney. I wonder did your mother see them when she was in Ireland. They are probably the most beautiful thing in Ireland.

Hi Kate: Are you from Ballyglass school?
Dated:Sun Oct 8 17:41:56 2006  

Name: Bridget
Message:Hi Claire:
Yes, I have seen the Snake River, since it's only about 45 minutes from my house. I don't think the mountains are the Salmon River Mountains, but they might be. Where I live people don't really call the mountains by their real names. They just say "the mountains".
Are there any mountains where you live? I don't have a map of Ireland, so I can't look myself. I know that everything's very green from what my mom has told me, so it's one of the places I most want to see. She visited Ireland when she was about twenty.
Dated:Sat Oct 7 21:29:28 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Tomás: There are seventeen Drumshee books. The first thirteen were published by Wolfhound/Merlin and the last four, the Drumshee Chronicles, were published by Mentor. You will see details under 'Books' on this website.Which ones have you read?
Dated:Thu Oct 5 18:40:41 2006  

Name: Claire
Message:Hi Bridget: I was looking on a map of Idaho and I wondered whether you had ever seen Snake rRver and whether the mountains that you talk about are the Salmon River Mountains

Everyone: Please put something on the story. What about Ballyglass school. Why was Cora inspired by your visit to the school?
Dated:Thu Oct 5 18:30:44 2006  

Name: Tomás
Message:Hi cora its me again could you tell me if there is any more Drumshee books please
Dated:Thu Oct 5 18:30:15 2006  

Name: Bridget
Message:Hi Cora:
Not many people I know fell ready to see the movies either. I cry almost every time I think about the World Trade Center or Flight 97. I'm pretty bad when I see sad movies, too. Whenever I watch IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE on Christmas I cry, and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and SONG OF BERNADETTE.

Hi Claire:
Our leaves are really bright colors already. My favorite place this time of year is up in the mountains. They're covered with evergreens, which make the changing leaves stand out even more.
Dated:Thu Oct 5 01:47:06 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Stephen: I'm glad you enjoyed my visit. I'll try to pop in again some time.

Kate: I wasn't long enough in your school to get to know people as characters, but if you add something to the story then you can make it more real.

Niamh: Yes, I started a book about training, and buying and selling horses and it started off at Ballinasloe Horse Fair. Unfortunately the English publisher who wanted a 'horse' book didn't really want that sort of book so I never finished it. Funnily enough, I thought of it today as I was coming through Galway when I saw a notice saying that traffic to Dublin would be delayed because of Balinasloe Horse Fair.

Dated:Wed Oct 4 20:46:54 2006  

Name: Niamh Gardiner
Message:Cora did you ever start a book and not finsh it.
Dated:Wed Oct 4 18:15:35 2006  

Name: Kate
Message:Cora is there any body in our school that the characters in treasure hunt are based on? And will you tell me if double gorgous and fabulous gets puplished. Pleeeeeeeeeeze
Dated:Wed Oct 4 14:20:09 2006  

Name: Stephen Geoghegan
Message:Hi Cora You came to my school ballyglass. I would love you to come again but i know you are to busy.
By Stephen
Dated:Tue Oct 3 13:30:09 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:I have started a new story. It is called Treasure Hunt and was inspired by my visit to Ballyglass School yesterday.

Bridget: I'm not sure that I could bear to see either of those movies. Those people who brought the plane down were unbelievably heroic. I think I would prefer to read a book about it. I am a terrible person for crying at the cinema when anything sad happens!

Claire: the leaves haven't turned colour yet here, in Co. Clare, either and we are further north than you are in Cork.
Dated:Tue Oct 3 10:44:45 2006  

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