About Carmel

USA Today and Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington lives in Wexford with her family & rescue dog. Her ninth novel, The Moon Over Kilmore Quay is on sale now. Other bestselling novels include My Pear-Shaped Life, A Thousand Roads Home, The Woman at 72 Derry Lane and the ITV commissioned novel, Cold Feet The Lost Years. 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 Virgin Media’s Elaine show and is co-founder of The Inspiration Project, a coaching and writing retreat. 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 Club an online book club on Facebook. Carmel is represented by Rowan Lawton of The Soho Agency, London.

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