Mineral Point, WI, June 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Mystery author Brenna Briggs admits that she is always looking for a “twist” or the unforeseen in everyday life.
“It began when I was 8 years old. A girlfriend of mine told me about a book she had checked out from our tiny school library about a girl detective named Nancy Drew. I made sure I got it next, and, after reading The Clue in the Diary, I was never the same again."
"Suddenly life seemed to be full of undiscovered plots and secrets. It was difficult to sleep. I would lie awake wondering what the people around me were really up to: Is soft-spoken Ralph, the student renting a room from us during summer school classes at the University of Notre Dame, really a student? Is the nice lady in the public library downtown really a librarian? Is my fourth grade teacher really a Holy Cross Sister? Or, is she disguised as a nun for some unknown, dark purpose?”
This ‘things are not always what they seem’ outlook resulted in Briggs creating Brockagh Books (brockagh means place of the badger in Irish) when she lived in County Sligo, Ireland, and publishing six critically acclaimed Liffey Rivers Irish Dancer Mysteries.
“The format is simple,” says Briggs. “Thirteen-year-old Irish dancer, Liffey Rivers, has a knack for noticing the little things that most people walk right by. This leads to her poking her nose into things and not unpredictably, she ends up in dangerous situations which ultimately result in her solving mysteries within a backdrop of Irish dance competitions—feiseanna."
“This formula works well because feiseanna are held all over the world allowing Liffey to logically travel to glamorous places as she participates in the exciting world of Irish dancing. Now I get to travel with Liffey too,” says Briggs.
THE IRISH WORLD in London has said that “Author Brenna Briggs has created the perfect series of adventures for Irish dancers... Each one is a delightful read for dancers, lovers of Ireland and lovers of a good mystery, and a great way for kids to learn a bit more about their Irish heritage and other cultures.