My publication journey My second murder mystery novel Death Visits January will hit bookshops in just under two weeks. So I thought I'd write a little post to tell you the story of how this book came into being. It wasn't the first full-length novel I wrote. Let me take you back EIGHT years ago. … Continue reading Death Visits January arrives in the publisher’s warehouse
New! Whodunnit Kits for Remote Christmas Parties Today I'm launching a range of interactive mystery games for at-home and remote entertainment this Christmas. Available on etsy.com/shop/bespokemurdermystery from E65. Sherlock developed a limited edition range of artisanal boxed kits for families and workplaces to meet the demand for safe ways to celebrate the festive season together. … Continue reading
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
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
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
A Toddler and the Grand National
First published in the Irish Field in 2015 after winning the Wills Writing Award.
Book Reading: LitCrawl at the Hinterland Festival June 24th
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
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