The personification of the Irish border as a cranky serpentine old woman.
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
A modern-day Christmas Carol for one Dublin hipster. First published in the Sunday Independent. Of course my phone was dead when I got stuck in the lift. It’s the classic sort of thing that happens to me. Without a watch, it’s hard to tell how long I have been here, maybe an hour? I’m writing … Continue reading Lift
First published in the Irish Field in 2015 after winning the Wills Writing Award.
Controversial, I know, to be talking about Christmas on November 1st. But I am an unashamed Christmas-lover, so it's been lurking on my horizon of perception for almost the whole year. Not that I'm going to start the Mariah Carey already. I've just written a very special murder mystery game, set at the North Pole, … Continue reading Who Killed Santa’s Elf? A Christmas Murder Mystery
Halloween is a popular time for those so inclined to don a creative costume and whip up some interesting drinks, and it's always my favourite time of year to throw a party. Hosting a murder mystery party is so much fun. It's up to you just how far you jump into the theme. Once I … Continue reading Food and Drink Ideas – Murder Mystery Halloween Party
For only the second year, LitCrawl is coming to the illustrious Hinterland Literary and Arts Festival, and I was lucky enough to be invited to host a reading! I will be going through an excerpt from my first novel, Dark Green, set in the County Meath town in the 1970s. What is LitCrawl? The principle … Continue reading Book Reading: LitCrawl at the Hinterland Festival June 24th
Thinking about hosting a murder mystery, but unsure where to start? Take a look at our video guide. And remember, live dangerously! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ytuNwT6y0U&t=140s Visit my Etsy shop, Bespoke Murder Mystery.
Hi everyone! So I have been spending a lot of time lately writing murder mystery games - but the biggest murder mystery I have been working on is my first novel Dark Green, which is now for sale in the Kindle store from today! If you would like to support an Independent author, please take … Continue reading First Novel Now For Sale!
Hello ladies and gents - it's been a while since we posted, but we have some very exciting news, we have just launched an Etsy shop selling printable murder mystery kits! So what's the deal with a murder mystery then, how do you host one? This blog post should answer most of your questions! Why … Continue reading Murder Mystery Shop Now Open