Books How I got my agent (and a six-figure publishing deal)

How I got my agent (and a six-figure publishing deal)

If you’ve any interest in reading about how I got my agent and book deal, I’ve written about it for the Crime Writers Association. I had never written a novel before I entered the 2021 Debut Dagger. I was halfway through an MA in Creative Writing and too focused on the rhythm of my prose, …

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Books Publishers Marketplace

Publishers Marketplace

I’ve always wanted my very own Publishers Marketplace rectangle. But I never expected to be the top-billed deal of the day!

Books Six-figure deals with Transworld (UK) and Flatiron (US)

Six-figure deals with Transworld (UK) and Flatiron (US)

It’s been a whirlwind. Underwater sold to Transworld (Penguin) in the UK for a six-figure sum and then only hours later, Flatiron (Macmillan) swooped in with a “significant” six-figure pre-empt in the US. It’s the stuff of dreams and it still hasn’t sunk in properly yet.

Books I’ve got an agent!

I’ve got an agent!

I am beside myself with excitement to sign with Rachel Neely at Mushens Entertainment. I’ve long admired the agency and its authors and am so happy to be part of it now. Working with Rachel has been a dream so far and we’re and hoping to have a new draft ready by the autumn. I …

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Creative Nonfiction The Manchester Review

The Manchester Review

I’ve been a fan of The Manchester Review for a long time and not just because of the amazing work they publish. I’m a Manchester University alumnus and there’s a little piece of my heart lodged in a crack on the footpath somewhere off Oxford Road, most likely down the end of Whitworth Street West. …

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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


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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