Welcome to KarmelK's Celebrate the Irish Challenge 2021. It's encouraging to see other Release Challenges running this year - given what we've all been through this last 12 months, I was wondering if we should maybe take this year off. (I doubt I'll be able to participate this year myself. The bulk of my releases tend to be wild releases, but we're still locked down here).
But, other countries may be doing a little better with things than we are, so I thought I'd kick things off and see how it all went. I'll stick to the traditional rules.
The challenge starts at 00:00 on the 1st of March and finishes at 23:59 on the 31st of March (your time).
Books about Ireland, set in Ireland, written by or about the Irish people or descendants of the Irish in any country. The whole island of Ireland, north and south, qualifies. Books that are primarily Green, White or Gold/Orange in colour or have those colour words in the title or the authors name. Any Irish place name or items unique to Ireland (shamrock, banshee, leprechaun, etc.) in the title or authors name. Any kind of release works. Using a book for multiple release challenges is also fine.
One rule of my own : if KarmelK calls in at any point, her word automatically becomes law.
For writers of Irish descent, I’ve found Wikipedia’s list of Irish American writers helpful in the past. However, I’m assuming it’s not an exhaustive list. (For example, Anne McCaffrey – who wrote the Dragonriders of Pern series – doesn’t appear on it, and is Irish American by birth. However, as she became a naturalised Irish citizen, it’s possible she’s been left off the list deliberately).
I’d also assume there are writers from other countries who are also of Irish descent. (Australia and England would be two obvious possibilities).
For those of you about to read and release, we salute you.