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…  

Creative Nonfiction Atticus Review

Atticus Review

I’ve had a creative nonfiction flash piece, Exit, accepted in the always excellent Atticus Review today. Writing it was one of those rare times when the words came tumbling out of me; I usually have to drag them syllable by syllable. So I’m gonna ride the crest of this wave all the way to publication.

Books Make the Home you Love

Make the Home you Love

Are you planning on brightening up your home or working on your garden this summer? Or do you just like having a nose around other people’s houses? Make the Home you Love, the bestselling guide to home design and renovation in Ireland, is just what you need. Now updated with over 200 photos, it is …

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Prose Hobart


Hobart is another of my favourite lit mags – it looks great, always publishes varied and interesting work and never takes itself too seriously. And I’m going to be in it! My piece, Why the Smell of Coffee Makes you Retch, is coming soon. Watch this space.

Prose The Forge

The Forge

The Forge was one of my favourite literary magazines, even before I started reading for them last year. They pay, they reply quickly and they publish brilliant work. And now that I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the editors and other readers, I can see how much hard work, attention and love goes …

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Books The CWA Debut Dagger Award

The CWA Debut Dagger Award

My NaNoWriMo novel, Underwater, has been longlisted for the Crime Writer’s Association Debut Dagger Award and I am giddy with excitement. It’s my first ever attempt at a novel so I’m a bit gobsmacked but that’s definitely my name on the longlist – right? The shortlist will be announced on the 20th of May and the …

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