Ceartas are delighted that Scottish author, Michael J. Malone, has featured an advocacy worker in his latest novel, “After He Died.” Michael visited Ceartas as part of his research into the novel and we were delighted to talk to him about the service we deliver for the people of East Dunbartonshire.
The official Glasgow launch of the novel is at Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street on the 28th Sept at 6.30pm and members of the Ceartas team will be attending. We extend an invite to all friends and partners of Ceartas to come along and support the launch. You can register for ‘An Evening with Michael J Malone’ by clicking here.
Michael’s has also written a blog about his novel and how he, like many, fail to understand just what independent advocacy is and how valuable it is once you do:
“As you read those words (Independent Advocacy) did you form a wee cartoon question mark in your mind or were you aware of what kind of work these agencies do? I’m guessing, like me and most of the people I know (forgive me if I’m wrong) you knew little at all. And that seems a real shame. The people in these agencies really are unsung heroes and do amazing work in our communities. Happily, I’d struck gold. The more I spoke to Sharon, the more I realised that this would be the perfect occupation for Cara Connolly.”
You can read the full blog here.
Thank you again, Michael.