Super excited to share this press release with you! Poolbeg’s crime imprint Poolbeg Crimson has acquired a quirky crime series by Meath writer and murder mystery creator Fiona Sherlock, hailed as the Irish Lucy Foley. The first in the series, ‘PRESERVED’, will be published in March 2021. Led by old-fashioned antiques journalist January Quail, the murder mystery takes place … Continue reading Book Deal News!
The Psychic’s Daughter
First published in the Sunday Independent on March 29th 2020, The Psychic's Daughter is a domestic ghost story set in the 1990s.... Enjoy! My mother was a tarot card reader, and the smell of nag champa incense got into all of my stuff. When I opened my maths book in school, the sickly sweet stench … Continue reading The Psychic’s Daughter
Inside & Out Book Launch
A huge thank you to the over 30 people who came to support the launch of Inside & Out in the Solstice Arts Gallery on Friday 28th. It was a weirdly warm evening on the brink of Storm Jorge and we had a lovely time. All copies were sold. I read The Eco Prince, Leaking … Continue reading Inside & Out Book Launch
Pre-orders for New Poetry Collection
Preorders have opened for my first poetry collection, ahead of the official book launch later in the month. ‘INSIDE AND OUT’ is a new mummy's response to motherhood and a shifting socio-political landscape. The publication examines world politics and current affairs or the 'Outside', and what this means for parents and their children in 'Inside', … Continue reading Pre-orders for New Poetry Collection
The Crows of Bective Abbey
The climate crisis, as witnessed by the crows of 11th-century monastery. Inspired by a walk with an oblivious toddler. Originally published in Boyne Berries Issue 26, Autumn 2019. The Abbess looks at me askance and nibbles the Kit Kat tinfoil. She has waited eight hundred long years, turned into a bird. She watches and she … Continue reading The Crows of Bective Abbey
Bridie – Short Story
Originally published in the 2016 Tales Irish collection. Bridie Not one picture of my parents’ wedding exists. As I searched through my mother’s old Roses tins of photos and raggedy albums, I knew I wouldn’t find any. It didn’t matter now, the Mass card picture had already been chosen. My mother’s slow death was followed … Continue reading Bridie – Short Story
Bingo – flash fiction
Some flash fiction for the May Bank Holiday! I remember feeling so sore when my little brother, then aged about 6, won £50 (a huge sum to an 8 year-old!) at a drive-in bingo in Meath. In this piece of flash fiction I wanted to explore that sense of begrudgery! BINGO They generally got a … Continue reading Bingo – flash fiction
NECROMANCING THE TRILBY They’re still missing. Vamoosed from churches, proclamations and espionage. In absentia from wardrobes and our mind-sets. There have been ruminations, rumblings and rumours about the return of the hat. Let’s hold a seancé for berets, boaters, bonnets and busbys, Call back to action the cloche, coronets and cowboys, Revisit the derby, dupatta … Continue reading RIP Hatwearing
The Serpent of Dundalk
The personification of the Irish border as a cranky serpentine old woman.
The Workplace Wardrobe
A poem about office clothes. The Workplace Wardrobe Sad black cardigan Hanging on the wall One small mercy, You're not rolled up in a ball. Worn out ballet pumps Shoved into a drawer, For your existence, You wanted so much more. Last year's sunglasses, Underneath a binder, When you were purchased, You were a good bit finer. Tobacco-prigged lip … Continue reading The Workplace Wardrobe
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