Young Adult


Mystery of the Sparkling Solo Dress Crown
There is more excitement at this feis than Liffey Rivers could have ever imagined! Will she finally win a 1st place in her soft shoe jig (her best dance) and get her very own solo dress at last? Or will she get a "good, but not good enough" 2nd or 3rd place? And who is that man Liffey sees standing by the elevators with the streak of white hair running down the back of his head (like a skunk) and what is he up to? 

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Liffey has seen him before. He is carrying a shopping bag with a beautiful curly-haired Irish Dancer Doll peeking out. Liffey can see that the doll is wearing a dazzling diamond solo dress crown...but something is WRONG.



Brenna Briggs is a former actress and documentary film director- producer.

She writes The Liffey Rivers Irish Dancer Mysteries in Sligo, Ireland, and Sharon, Wisconsin.  She is presently working on an historical novel for young adults about early romantic period author Sydney Owenson, who penned
The Wild Irish Girl and later became Lady Morgan, the first woman in Ireland to receive an author's pension. 

Briggs writes about this remarkable woman from a unique vantage point, as she has often visited Longford House, the ancient estate where Owenson penned much of The Wild Irish Girl.

 Brenna Briggs was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, into an  Irish American family where she thought cookies with green icing on Saint Patrick's Day was the best thing about being Irish.



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