RTE Radio’s John Murray interviewed me about Paper Girl, getting to the real life crime characters behind the book.
RTE TV’s Today Show chatted to me about the writing of Paper Girl and the dangers I faced meeting face-to-face with Irish gangland.
The Irish Independent’s Weekend magazine gave Paper Girl a mention in January 2015 comparing the crime-fiction novel to popular Irish gangland drama, Love/Hate.
The magazine wrote: “If the idea of Love/Hate with a little more love appeals to you, check out the debut novel from journalist Laura Lynott.”
The Derry Journal newspaper also wrote a story about Paper Girl in January 2015.
The Stockport Express newspaper in Greater Manchester, a local paper owned by Trinity Mirror, also published a story on Paper Girl in January 2015.
The newspaper noted: “Fact meets fiction in a journalist’s first novel.
“Paper Girl, based on the life of a tabloid reporter and a real life gangster, is the first offering from Laura Lynott.”
The newspaper mentions how I started my career at the Salford Advertiser in Greater Manchester more than a decade ago and how the first story I covered as a cub reporter was of a criminal being bundled in to the boot of a car and the vehicle set alight in a merciless act of so-called retribution.
U Magazine, an Irish women’s magazine, also gave Paper Girl a mention in January 2015 as a recommended read.