VIDEO: New Children’s Book From Tralee-Based Writer

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Anthony Garvey.

A TRALEE-BASED writer, has just released his children’s book and will showcasing it at Listowel writers week this weekend.

Anthony Garvey has just launched ‘The Dark Green Book of Dreams”. The book was written in just 100 days and is set in Kilflynn.

Anthony explained how he got started in writing.

“I started writing very young and between of ages of 16 and 48 I have written 6 books,  all about 80% done. The bit I found the hardest was finishing that last mile,” said Anthony, now living in Mounthawk.

‘The Dark Green Book of Dreams” is about a mysterious substitute teacher who comes into a school for a week to a classroom of ten year olds. The teacher asks four of the children to write a story for a week and their adventures come true and they live their experiences.

I asked Anthony why he decided to chose Kilflynn as the location for the book.

“I’m married to a girl from Asdee and I live in Tralee. Every time I’d drive over to Asdee I would look over to my left hand side and see this village that seemed to me to be in the middle of nowhere,” Anthony says.

“I always wondered what was down there. One day I drove down there to do a bit of research, I was looking for a location to base my book on. I found it was just perfect. Right in the centre of the village there is a graveyard which I find fantastically chilling and the schoolhouse is perched right on top of the hill. It’s a wonderful location.”

Anthony was encouraged to write children’s books by a psychic medium, learn more about this story in the video below, where he also tells of his first ill-fated experience in writing.

He will be reading from ‘The Dark Green Book of Dreams’ at the Listowel Writer’s Week Festival Saturday. For more details click here

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