Hello and welcome to my Fresh Meat page. This is what I have instead of a Linktree. Below you’ll find my latest columns, interviews, book reviews etc for The Sunday Independent, IMAGE.ie, Lovin Dublin and IMAGE magazine. You’ll also find the latest episodes of the podcasts I co-host ( scroll down for tickets to upcoming live shows).
My new book Filter This is available in all bookshops NOW and on Audible and Kindle.
What’s it about….?
Ali Jones is hell-bent on achieving her #lifegoals: 10,000 Instagram followers and a win at the upcoming Glossie Influencer Awards. So when she inadvertently leads people to believe she is sporting a baby bump and immediately gains thousands of followers, she realises that the Mummy Influencer wave could be her ticket to Insta-success, even if off-screen it feels like her life is falling apart with what's happening to her beloved dad.
But then Tinder Sam, Ali's one-night-stand, resurfaces and seems determined to take his new role as baby daddy seriously. And falling for Sam is definitely not part of Ali's plan.
Meanwhile, Ireland's biggest influencer (and Ali's idol) Shelly Divine has it all ... at least on paper. But beneath the immaculately curated feed, cracks are appearing. Shelly harbours a secret from her followers and, more importantly, her husband - but who will be the first to discover what she's been hiding?
As the Glossies approach, what will it take for the women realise what's truly important before they lose what matters most?
What’s it like….?
Set in the world of Instagram and with overtones of Sophie Kinsella’s Confessions of a Shopaholic and Dawn O’Porter’s The Cows, Filter This is packed with darkly humorous observations and insights, with its finger firmly on the pulse of our social media culture.
When’s it OUT?
It’s hard to give a decent synopsis without spoilering Filter This but here’s what I can say…
In UNFILTERED, our fave Instahuns, Ali and Shelly return for more boomerangs, bitching and boards.ie.
Despite Ali being a pariah in the insta scene, it turns out that followers love a bit of scandal and she’s more popular than ever – though for all the wrong reasons. When Amy Donoghue steps in to rehabilitate her image, Ali realises she may have to wade once more into the grubby insta-hole.
Meanwhile Shelly is trying to settle into her new life as a single parent while being held hostage by her mysterious insta-stalker whose sole objective – to keep Shelly on Instagram – is as bizarre as it is alarming. Why do they care? Who are they? With @HolisticHazel immersed in creating WYND festival (her answer to the Goop Summit) and @PollysFewBits being as non-descript, as ever, Shelly must get to the bottom of it herself.
When Ali starts attending Catfishers Anonymous as a part of Amy’s plan for Image Rehab, she inadvertently stumbles on the key to Shelly’s stalker issue.
Our podcast the Creep Dive has a new patreon page. So many fab sounders have signed up already! Click below to contribute whatever you fancy to our Creep Fund and receive perks like cool merch, advance tickets to our live shows and much much more ;) XX
The Creep Dive is hosted by me, Jen O’Dwyer and Cassie Delaney. Every episode we investigate and report on the lesser known details of the bizarre stories that made the headlines. From con artists to encounters with the supernatural, we delve deeper than any normal person has time for. It’s all that shit you wind up reading on a wikipedia deep dive while procrastinating and stressing about important things you’re not doing. We save you the time and every week do the leg work on the internet’s biggest creeps.
MOTHER OF POD
Two vagde-owners who want a refund. Join me and Jen O’Dwyer for our weekly mess of parenting highs and lows,with special guests and literally nothing informational whatsoever. Non-parents welcome, free self-sterilisation with every episode. LISTEN HERE! Or subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your pods.
The Breakfast Club are hosting a special reader event to celebrate Filter This. I’ll be chatting with two REAL influencers on the day, there’s breakfast, goody bags and even a childcare to help out with the kids. For more info CLICK HERE.
MOTHER OF POD is appearing at the Cork Podcast Festival on Sunday the 13th Of October. Jen and I will be hosting this LIVE episode talking about why parenting in the Millennial age is exactly 87% harder than it ever was for our parents and grandparents! So come on down and share the horrors and joys of spawning human young. For more info CLICK HERE.
THE CREEP DIVE is appearing at Cork Podcast Festival on Sunday the 13th of October. Jen, Cassie and I will be investigating some extra special creeps for our visit to the rebel county, including even a local Creep Of The Week. For more info CLICK HERE