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Clare O'Beara

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Clare O'Beara is a tree surgeon and expert witness, and a former national standard showjumper. She has qualified in ecology and includes environmental issues in her stories. She has served on the Royal Dublin Society's Forestry and the Environment Committee.
Clare is an award–winning writer of fiction and non–fiction, whose journalism work has been published in more than thirty countries. Her credits include Writing.ie, The Register.co.uk, Mensa Magazine and Mensa International Journal. Currently editor of Inside DBS, the official blog website of Dublin Business School.
2013 - Winner, Print Journalism in Ireland's National Media Awards.
2014 - Winner, Arkady Renko Short Story Contest.
2020 - Second, Dublin Business School Create Contest.
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Clare O'Beara Hi Neil, thanks for the question.
I see you've been on GR since Oct 2016 but you have not claimed your author's page. That is the first step so go thr…more
Hi Neil, thanks for the question.
I see you've been on GR since Oct 2016 but you have not claimed your author's page. That is the first step so go through the introductory screens until you find how (it will have changed since I did the trek), or go to a Group for authors under the Community tab and ask. Once you have claimed your page and book, I recommend adding books you have read to your shelf, and writing some reviews in any spare minute. Can't expect someone to review your book if you don't review works by others.

You can join Groups where members are willing to accept a copy of a book and review. I recommend you send PDF copies or else a free Amazon download day. The download day can be publicised in appropriate threads on appropriate groups, like a crime readers' group or a medieval history group. Do not come across as spamming.

Not everyone will love your work - accept that. Try to get a good fit for your book - warn about adult content, horror, sports enthusiasm needed or whatever. And if the reviewer doesn't post a review, it may be that they didn't get around to it, or didn't like it. Be patient.
Hope this helps. (less)
Clare O'Beara Hi Solana,
Thanks for the question. I have had a few requests for audiobooks - some people like to 'read' while exercising or driving. So I am consider…more
Hi Solana,
Thanks for the question. I have had a few requests for audiobooks - some people like to 'read' while exercising or driving. So I am considering the medium, but at present I'm writing the third in my SF series and that takes precedence. When I'm finished it I may look at the audiobooks. Meanwhile I hope you can find a way to enjoy my stories. (less)
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“You should know that.” Pietr sounded serious. “You guys find a great story like this in some different zine, it gets taken away from you and handed to me. You might get your names as researchers on the bottom. You find this story as a freelancer, what do you think happens?”
“We sell it?” Myron asked.
“You go to jail,” said Pietr.”
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“A RIB is a rigid inflatable boat, and this has an engine at the rear which pushes the nose up and out of the water as it bounces along at a great speed. This was a good-sized one and I realised that it must have an antigrav component because it never sank in the water though the team of Neptunians got on with us. The marine engineer steering it took us out to the dive boat, a large – to our eyes – vessel over a mile offshore. We sat back and gripped the rope lacings along the sides and breathed in salt spray air, grinning foolishly at our friends and each other. The RIB engine was so noisy that we couldn’t really talk but we were relishing being right down at water level, streaking across the Thames estuary, heading for the most dangerous boat in the world.”
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Clare O'Beara Paddy wrote: "Clare,
I've finished book three in the ballet trilogy. Letters to Follow- A Dancer's Adventure heads your direction (but doesn't get to Ireland I'm sad to say). Lynne travels to France then around ..."


Hi Paddy, and happy holiday season if you celebrate.
I'd love to read another book in your ballet series. I can take a Net Galley download, a pdf or mobi file. My list is crammed so I can't read it until the new year.

- Clare


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Paddy Eger Clare,
I've finished book three in the ballet trilogy. Letters to Follow- A Dancer's Adventure heads your direction (but doesn't get to Ireland I'm sad to say). Lynne travels to France then around the continent. Hope you will be able to read it and will let me know whatyou thunk.

Paddy Eger


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Clare O'Beara Hi Allynn,

Thanks for getting in touch and offering me a chance to read your next book. Sounds like an interesting story!
I can take a Pdf or mobi file and I can offer a review to Fresh Fiction again.

Best luck for your book,
- Clare


Allynn Riggs Clare wrote: "Hi Allynn,
Nice chatting with you.
I enjoyed reading your book so thanks for the lift to my spirits!

You may have sent a note of thanks to Fresh Fiction, and I would encourage you to do this as ..."


Dear Clare,
I'd like to take you up on your comment about wanting a chance to review the second book of my sci-fi Fantasy series - The Stone's Blade. "The Balance" is currently at the proofreader but I could send you a pdf of what she has if you have time to read before publication.

Your review of the first book, "The Blood", for Fresh Fiction made my day and I have been able to use parts of it in my marketing. This second installment of the series, "The Balance," has a a bit more of the romance along with the appearance of an unlikely future antagonist who currently hides in dark corners - observing. "The Balance" also got way more complicated when the characters decided that in order to find Ani's twin they were going to have to lie.

Let me know if you are still interested and have the time to read and review.

- Allynn


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Clare O'Beara Hi Allynn,
Nice chatting with you.
I enjoyed reading your book so thanks for the lift to my spirits!

You may have sent a note of thanks to Fresh Fiction, and I would encourage you to do this as the whole staff are book lovers who try really hard to get the word about great books to potential readers. When your next book is ready I'd love the chance to review again.

- Clare


message 4: by Allynn (last edited Feb 28, 2015 02:26PM)

Allynn Riggs Good evening Clare,
It is good to count you as a friend here on Goodreads. I have been enjoying your comments in the groups we share - thoughtful, to the point, and with humor, too.

Thank you for the review of my book, THE BLOOD: THE STONE'S BLADE, #1 The Blood The Stone's Blade Book One by Allynn Riggs which was posted on Fresh Fiction's website earlier this week. It was unexpected and I was intrigued, dare I say delighted and awed, to be compared to McCaffrey, one of my all time favorite authors. I hope to live up to that comparison. I should thank you for the extra pressure and encouragement to do even better with the second book of the series, THE BALANCE.

Now I get to figure out how to use your review to broaden the readership of THE BLOOD in preparation for the sequel. Please feel free to encourage your friends and acquaintances to check it out.

THANK YOU again as this review will be an asset in my marketing plan.


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Beth Hi Clare,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads mystery author!


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Clare O'Beara Lara wrote: "Clare,

Thank you so much for the brilliant review of Chesca and the Spirit of Grace by Lara O'Brien I am thrilled. It's 'a hard ol station' as they say and I am in the early stages of marketi..."


I'm delighted that you are pleased as I really enjoyed your book... as you can probably tell!
Write more!


message 1: by Lara

Lara O'Brien Clare,

Thank you so much for the brilliant review of Chesca and the Spirit of Grace by Lara O'Brien I am thrilled. It's 'a hard ol station' as they say and I am in the early stages of marketing and getting the word out. Your review will be so helpful to people. Thanks, Thanks, thanks.

Lara


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