Mary Pat Hyland is a former award-winning journalist. Her columns on surfing Web sites were carried nationwide and in Canada by more than 90 newspapers — including USA Today.
The first reading of her Irish American-themed short stories was at Sin-É café in Manhattan on Oíche Shamhna (Halloween), 1992.
Hyland learned to speak the Irish language through Daltaí na Gaeilge (http://www.daltai.com) — beginning with Pat and Frank Dugan — and furthered her studies at Áras Mháirtín Uí Chadhain in Carraroe, Connemara, Ireland.
Her interests include seit and céilí dancing, sean nós singing in the Irish language (for which she placed second at the 1994 Mid Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil) and performing with the Binghamton, N.Y.-based traditional Irish group, The Hylands. She has performed on RTÉ’s popular radio show, “Céilí House.”
Mary Pat was a founding member of the Twin Tiers Irish Arts Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and taught their Irish language classes.
She resides in upstate New York.
Welcome to the blog for my first novel, “The Cyber Miracles.”
I’ll let you know my progress in getting the book published and finding
an audience for it. If you buy the book, I hope you’ll give your feedback here, too.