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Final Meg Sharon V1D.E. Ireland is a team of award-winning authors, Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta. Long time friends, they decided to collaborate on this unique series based on George Bernard Shaw’s wonderfully witty play, Pygmalion. While they admit the lovely film My Fair Lady and its soundtrack proved to be inspiration, they are careful to stick to Shaw’s vision of the beloved characters from Eliza to Higgins to Pickering, Mrs. Pearce, Freddy Eynsford Hill and his family, while adding a slew of new characters they’ve dreamed up to flesh out their own version of events post-Pygmalion.

Meg and Sharon also have separate writing careers. Sharon Pisacreta is the editor of Lake Effect Living and a talented photographer, has written numerous magazine articles, short stories, three novels, and two novellas. In 1990, her one-act play ‘A Slow Night at Aldo’s’ was performed off-Broadway. Meg Mims has written hundreds of website articles for a real estate company and for Lake Effect Living, two novels and three novellas, plus several short stories in several anthologies. They both have patient husbands, brilliant daughters and share a love of good books, tea and history.

11 comments

  1. Karen Dardick

    I just finished your delightful book, “Wouldn’t It be Deadly”. I hated to finish it and am delighted to see that another will be published soon, Excellent idea, well written and a pure delight. I love good cozy mysteries and appreciate all the humor you include. I think GB Shaw would have appreciated it.

    • DEIreland

      Thank you, Karen. We are so glad that you enjoyed our first book in the series. Our second one will be out next fall and we hope you find that one just as entertaining. As for the humor, we read and reread Shaw’s Pygmalion many times, trying to capture at least some of his sterling wit. We like to think Shaw would have found our book amusing. Then again, he was a tough critic. But we are so thankful he created those marvelous characters Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins.

  2. LINDA LORENZ

    i HAVE JUST FINISHED READING WOULD’NT IT BE DEADLY AND I BLOOMIN LOVED IT ! lOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT BOOK IN WHICH i HOPE IS A LONG SERIES! i WOULD BE INTERESTED IF SHE EVER GETS A CHANCE TO READ THIS, WHAT DAME JULIE ANDREWS WOULD THINK OF THIS BOOK!! MAYBE YOU SHOULD SEND HER A COPY!!

    • DEIreland

      Thank you, Linda! What a great idea – perhaps we can. Book 2 will be out in 2015! Please leave a rating or review on B&N or Amazon – or both!

  3. Dory

    Just finished Wouldnt it be Deadly and loved it! I enjoy historical mystery and the use of the characters from my fair lady was just wonderful and so well written, looking forward to the next one.

  4. I’ve just finished “Wouldn’t It Be Deadly” and absolutely loved it!! What fun! One of things I most loved was picking up on the little sly references to music lyrics and other bits from My Fair Lady and Pygmalion. Delightful book — I hope you’re hard at work on a second book — and that this is just the beginning of a series. Thanks for such a fun read!

  5. I am one of the librarians at the Warren Public Library and I just noticed the posting from the Paperback Outlet. If you will be in Warren, MI, how about visiting our library for a presentation and book signing? We have a large conference room that can seat up to 120 people. It is equipped with a projector and screen, if you would like to use them. We also have a local TV station called TV Warren. We would love to interview you for the station as well!

  6. Hi,
    My business partner just read your book. “Wouldn’t it be Deadly”. She loved it.
    And being that you both are from Michigan we were wondering if you would like to do a book signing at our store, The Paperback Outlet in Warren Michigan.
    We would love to have you come in.
    We can be contacted at (586) 751-7228
    Ask for either Annie or Gay

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