a drink

between friends

Women's Fiction with Romantic & Comedic Elements


Maeve McGarrigle knows business and she knows booze. However, running a booze business is not what she had in mind. But, a last minute break-up with her fiancé, and getting furloughed from her financial consulting job changes everything. This ambitious Irishwoman makes a continental leap to Florida. She aims to rebuild her disastrous life along with her grandfather’s dysfunctional pub–an Irish establishment that serves Mexican food to its oddball patrons. Beyond the complexities of pouring a perfect and profitable pint, Maeve finds herself in the midst of a Hatfield & McCoy-like feud between the pub and the funeral home next-door. The hostility reaches new levels of outrage when an unexpected flirtation begins between Maeve and the assistant funeral director.

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11/01/20 - National Novel Writing Month is upon us! Who else is excited for our month-long celebration of novel writing? If you would like to buddy up with me, my profile is Tiff Griff. As promised, I'll spend the next 30 days focused on my final edits of A Drink Between Friends. These are the recommended edits from my 2018 Pitch Wars experience. I can't wait! I love NaNoWriMo! I've been an excited participant and organizer since the early 2000's! 

I also found a really interesting product for writers who want the steps for launching their books - The Book Launch Planner! It is a fantastic resource that shows you how to get your book out to the masses, and it also comes with fun tools for NaNoWriMo!


A taste OF


Live reading of A Drink Between Friends at Charis Books and More in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Irish Pub in Orlando that's the insp
One of the three Irish Pubs in Florida that inspired A Drink Between Friends. The Claddagh Cottage was next-door to a funeral home in Orlando. Ashley's Pub served Mexican Food in Gainesville. Culhane's Irish Pub is on Atlantic Beach and it's run by four Irish sisters. The food and the vibe were always amazing at all three pubs!
Listen to the songs that helped me write the story!
"Drunk Girls" by LCD Soundsystem, "Longing to Belong" by Eddie Vedder, & "Sick of Losing Soulmates" by dodie are my favorites!
Aesthetic by my awesome Pitch Wars mentor
Kristin Rockaway!