My story so far ….
In 2011, I gave up my career as a Sales & Marketing manager, to become a stay-at-home mum to my children, Amelia & Nate. In between spoon-feeds and abc’s, I started to write. My dream was always to be an author and finally in August 2012 I self-published my first novel, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow. To my surprise and joy, it was an amazon & iTunes bestseller and by January 2013, Trace Literary Agency had signed me, who soon had a two book deal secured with publishing greats Harper Collins, digital imprint, Harper Impulse.
Since then, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow was republished in September 2013, followed by The Life You Left in June 2014.
The books I write are contemporary fiction and I’ve been dubbed the Queen of Emotional Writing. I swear, I should have shares in kleenex… ;) But whilst my stories do tend to cover serious topics, I like to mix a lot of humour throughout them too. I promise you’ll laugh or at least giggle too!
Now, in addition to writing novels, I also enjoy freelance writing for magazines and newspapers, including The Irish Independent, The Daily Mail, The Evening Herald & Woman’s Way.
I am one of the panelists on TV3’s Midday show & have been a guest on several radio shows, including BBCRadioUlster, SouthEastRadio, Artyfacts, Newstalk, The John Murray Show & more. I’ve also been interviewed on WNDU-TV, in Indiana USA, RTE’s The Today Show, TV3’s Ireland AM and TV3’s The Morning Show.
I guest speak & have given talks at both literary and business events in Ireland, UK and USA. If you would like to book me for an event, there’s a contact form below, I’d love to hear from you.
I love the theatre and dabble in playwriting – my first play, A Dunganstown Romance was staged in Wexford Arts Centre in June 2013.
I live in a small village on the Irish coast, with my husband Roger and children. I believe in Happily Ever After’s because that’s what happened to me.
Anything else you should know? Well, I’m pretty much always on a diet, I have hair that frizzes up in hot weather, in cold weather, ok lets face it, in pretty much any weather, I would love to sing on broadway (sadly my talents don’t back up my ambition!), I’m considered quite funny by my friends, on that note, I’m a good friend, love my family, love my dresses, in particular anything vintage, have a wicked handbag collection, possess a pretty decent eye for interior design, am known to for the dozens of photos I snap EVERY day of the children and can make a mean risotto. Think that pretty much sums it up!
Here is a picture of my family – Roger, Amelia and Nate taken by the talented Mary Browne, of Brownes Photography and one of me, snapped by Rog after a walk on the beach.
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