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Mrs Hart’s Marriage Bureau

 

My first novel for adults, Mrs Hart’s Marriage Bureau, a feelgood feminist romance set in 1934, will be published by HarperCollins Ireland in March 2023.

 

Arts Council of Northern Ireland Grant

In November 2022 I was delighted to receive a grant from the ACNI to support the writing of my second adult novel.

 

Bridport Short Story Prize

My story ‘The Greater Malady’ was shortlisted in the Bridport Short Story Prize 2022.

 

Write by the Sea Short Story Prize

My story ‘The Beachcomber and the Mermaid’ won the Write by the Sea Short Story Competition, 2022. You can read it here:

https://writebythesea.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/The-Beachcomber-And-The-Mermaid.pdf

 

Authors’ Foundation Grant

In May 2022 I was thrilled to receive a grant from the Authors’ Foundation to help support the writing of a full-length memoir.

 

Fish Memoir Prize

My short memoir ‘Saddo’ won second prize in the Fish Short Memoir Competition, 2022. Copyright remains with Fish Publishing for a year, but I’ll publish it on here in due course.

Latest News

New Children's Book!

FIRST TERM AT FERNSIDE, a girls' school story set in 1925, is published by  O'Brien Press in September 2024. 

Mrs Hart’s Marriage Bureau

 

My first novel for adults, Mrs Hart’s Marriage Bureau, a feelgood feminist romance set in 1934, was  published in paperback by HarperCollins in March 2024.​ Check out its excellent 5* reviews on Amazon! 

Children's Books Ireland/TGC Bursary

 

I am so grateful for the Bursary from CBI/TGC which allowed me to spend a week at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in February 2024. 

Another Memoir Prize

My short memoir 'Plan B' won FIRST PRIZE in the inaugural Plaza Prizes memoir competition, 2023. 

 

Bridport Short Story Prize

My story ‘The Greater Malady’ was shortlisted in the Bridport Short Story Prize 2022.

 

Write by the Sea Short Story Prize
 

My story ‘The Beachcomber and the Mermaid’ won the Write by the Sea Short Story Competition, 2022. You can read it here:

https://writebythesea.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/The-Beachcomber-And-The-Mermaid.pdf

 

Fish Memoir Prize

My short memoir ‘Saddo’ won second prize in the Fish Short Memoir Competition, 2022. Copyright remains with Fish Publishing for a year, but I’ll publish it on here in due course.

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