Books Arts Council Literature Bursary

Arts Council Literature Bursary

I’m so happy and grateful to receive a literature bursary from the Arts Council to finish my debut novel. Underwater was runner-up for the The Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger award this year and I’m just so excited for my characters that so many people are rooting for them! Watch this space…

Creative Nonfiction Barren Magazine

Barren Magazine

I’m very proud of this one. It’s a piece of creative nonfiction on infertility, motherhood and loss. I wrote about this a lot when I was going through it (I even wrote a book on it!) but since I’ve come out the other side and achieved some sort of distance, I’ve been reluctant to return. …

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Fiction Sonder

Sonder

My short story, Broken Windows, will be published in this gorgeous issue of Sonder Magazine. It’s a real, physical magazine with paper and ink and artwork. And it’s Irish. All the good things. It will be out on the 16th of September and there will be a launch with readings and real-virtual people. I’ll keep …

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Creative Nonfiction Atticus Review

Atticus Review

I have a piece of creative nonfiction, Exit, in the wonderful Atticus Review today. Happy that it found such a good home.

Books Runner-up for the 2021 Debut Dagger

Runner-up for the 2021 Debut Dagger

I am so thrilled to be highly commended (i.e. runner-up) at the 2021 CWA Dagger Awards. And I’m so excited for my characters, that they might get the platform and readers they deserve. We all have a little party every time I sit down with them and hopefully we will get to share our adventures …

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Creative Nonfiction Barren Magazine

Barren Magazine

Big thanks to the gorgeous Barren Magazine (have a look!) for taking my piece on infertility, motherhood and loss, Blood Red Skies and Silver Violet Streams. Pretty proud of this one and looking forward to seeing it published next month.

Creative Nonfiction New flash piece in Hobart

New flash piece in Hobart

My flash piece, Why the Smell of Coffee Makes you Retch, is up today in Hobart. It’s a nod to Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine and the microaggressions that build up slowly over a lifetime and leave a lasting mark on the body.

Books Shortlisted for the Debut Dagger

Shortlisted for the Debut Dagger

That longlist has become a shortlist and my novel Underwater is still on it! I’m beside myself with excitement now and looking forward to the awards ceremony on the 1st of July. I’m a little bit gobsmacked at the interest in Underwater and working hard to get it ready for submission. Watch this space…