By Dan Walsh
Mary Cotter’s latest publication, and her debut novel SPIKE is gaining traction on the local literary scene and is fast becoming one of the best reads of 2021.
Like so many authors who have been denied the launch and subsequent publicity due to the Covid-19 lockdown Mary Cotter is beginning to attract the readers and sales are growing, albeit mostly online.
Having retired from teaching in 2010 and settling at Tincurry, near Ballycarney, Mary has been focussed on writing and already had two books of poetry and two volumes of short stories to her credit. She has also participated in readings and involvement with the Wexford Literary Festival.
Mary has reached an ambition with the publication of her first novel which has a simple, but catchy title called SPIKE. It is a great read and includes passages referring to Tipperary, which is the author’s hometown.
SPIKE by Mary Cotter, paperback, 275 pages. ISBN; 978-0-9956031-2-77. Available at Easons, Enniscorthy, or search online.