2019 Year in Review

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Welcome to the eight “Year in Review” and my very best of wishes to everyone as we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020.

The following are the top 10 reading lists from the Literature & Culture Corner Blog and the Kesp Writing Blog during 2019. Big thank you for all your support and to the contributors of the Literature & Culture Corner, whose posts also made it into the top 10.

Top 10 Most Read Literature & Culture Corner Blog Posts

1 Tuatha Dé Danann

2 God of Love, Youth & Poetry

3 Stories of the Tuatha Dé Danann

4 Queen Maeve

5 The Aoi Sí

6 The Hag’s Chair – An Cailleach Bhéara

7 Strongbow & Aoife – Ireland’s Power Couple of the 12th century

8 Exploring Ireland’s Ancient Tombs

9 One City – Two Cathedrals

10 Mondays Book Talk: Call from an Angel

Top 10 Most Read Kesp Writing Blog Posts

1 My Characters – A Dedication

2 Writing Classes – Limerick City

3 Saying Hello

4 2018 Year in Review

5 Friday: My Story – Opening Excerpt

6 Challenges of Writing “The Portrait of Isabella Simmons”

7 Workshop: How to Publish an E-Book

8 Publications: Put the Characters into your hands

9 Dr. Elizabeth Bannon – The Journey

10 Editing V Proofreading


2019 has seen the publication of the 6th and final instalment of the Dr. Elizabeth Bannon Series. All six books have are now available in one complete book available both as an e-book and in paperback from Amazon. This year has also seen the novels, Landed Estate and The Portrait of Isabella Simmons also become available in paperback.

Mondays Book Talk

Is still ongoing throughout the year so if you have a book you wish to review, please get in contact and it will be published on a Monday.

Ben Kesp Writing Academy

Check out the range of courses added through 2019 to the Ben Kesp Academy. Additionally a select number of these courses are run through the Crescent College and the Limerick Writers Centre.

Ben Kesp Website

Ensure to stop by every so often and browse to discover more on:

  • Main features

  • Books

  • Ben Kesp Writing Academy

  • Weekly Serials & Flash Reads

  • Writing Resources, Offers and More

Top 5 Book Titles in order of Sales

  1. Dr. Elizabeth Bannon

  2. The Witch of Ballyvale

  3. The Letter

  4. The Portrait of Isabella Simmons

  5. Landed Estate

Top 5 Retailers for book Sales

  1. Barnes & Noble

  2. Smashwords

  3. Private

  4. Amazon

  5. Tolino

2020 - Year Ahead

2020 will see me working on the manuscripts for two novels in the Gods of Uis-Valla Series. A new weekly serial will begin in January called PI Carson. The Ben Kesp Writing Academy will continue to run its regular monthly courses.

I would like to thank you for following and supporting my work and wish you all the very best for 2020. Keep reading, explore new worlds and allow the imagination to grow.


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