Creative Works

The L.A. Commandments

The L.A. Commandments is Gillian Duffy’s debut novel.

Joanne Kavanagh and best friend Suzie pack their bags and swap dreary, depressing Dublin for the cool Californian coast. Both are determined to start a new life in the land of opportunity, leaving behind the recession and their complicated families.
They make a pact at the airport to stick religiously to the ‘LA Commandments’, a list of ten ‘Thou Shalt Nots’ for their new life in LA, including ‘Thou Shall Not Fall in Love,’ but when Jo befriends sexy, shy musician Marc, and Suzie falls for womanizing bar-man Chris, not only are the commandments at risk of being broken, but also the girls’ hearts…
With all California has to offer — sunshine, shopping, killer nightlife, and drop-dead-gorgeous men — will the girls stay faithful to the LA Commandments

Rites of Passage: Rights of Womanhood


Every two years, the submission call is given by RED INK to women from all over the world who have a autobiographical story to share about an important aspect of their life that they believe others should hear.

Rites of Passage, Rights of Womanhood is based on the landmarks and milestones that affected all of the contributors’ personal lives and how they overcame or faced these issues.

Gillian’s short story ‘Dear Joe’ was featured in the 2014 edition.