About Carmel

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USA Today and Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington lives in Wexford with her family & rescue dog. Her tenth novel A Mother’s Heart became an instant Irish Times bestseller. Other novels include The Moon Over Kilmore Quay, My Pear-Shaped Life, A Thousand Roads Home, The Woman at 72 Derry Lane and the ITV commissioned novel, Cold Feet The Lost Years, all regulars in the charts. Carmel’s trademark is to write warm, uplifting stories with humour, heart and hope. She loves to write about family, friendships, love and life within complex, twisting plots. Carmel’s novels have been shortlisted twice for an Irish Book Award, and her debut won Kindle Book of the Year and Romantic eBook of the Year in 2013. Carmel is also a regular on Irish TV screens as a panellist on shows that included Virgin Media’s Elaine and TV3’s Midday. She was Chair of the Wexford Literary Festival from 2015 – 2018. Her other bestsellers include The Things I Should Have Told You, Every Time A Bell Rings, The Life You Left and Beyond Grace’s Rainbow.

A self-confessed wearer-of-heart-on-her-sleeve, Carmel smiles a lot because life is good. She knowingly overuses the word lovely. Speaking of which, when she writes, she calls it chasing the lovely. A few of her favourite things include rainbows, good coffee and gin, notions – all of them, lemon drizzle cake and books. Always books. 

Carmel loves hearing from readers, so please feel free to connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, @HappyMrsH. You can sign up for Carmel’s newsletter on her website  www.carmelharrington.com or join Curl Up With Carmel Book Cluban online book club on Facebook.

Carmel is represented by Rowan Lawton of The Soho Agency, London.

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