About Carmel

Carmel Harrington is an internationally published novelist from Co. Wexford, where she lives with her with her husband Roger, two children Amelia and Nate, and their rescue dog, George Bailey. She has been shortlisted twice (2016 & 2017) for an Irish Book Award and won both the Romantic eBook of The Year and Kindle Book of The Year in 2013. Her books, all regular chart-toppers, have captured the hearts of readers worldwide and are translated into eight languages to date, sold into fourteen territories.

An Irish Times bestseller often compared to Maeve Binchy, Carmel has established herself as a warm, contemporary storyteller who writes with heart, humour and hope, capturing the issues facing families and relationships in modern Ireland. 

Her ninth novel, The Moon Over Kilmore Quay goes on sale in May 21’. Other books include My Pear-Shaped Life (Harper Collins), A Thousand Roads Home (Harper Collins) and The Woman at 72 Derry Lane (Harper Collins). Carmel was also commissioned in 2017 by ITV to write a stand alone novel based on the hit TV show Cold Feet – Cold Feet The Lost Years (Hodder & Stoughton).

Carmel is a regular panellist Virgin Media TV’s Elaine show, co-founder of The Inspiration Project, a coaching writing retreat and was Chair of 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 Leftand 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, all things Oz, Tayto, good coffee, lemon drizzle cake, gin 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 on Facebook an online bookclub.

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

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