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 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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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…

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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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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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…