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  • Reading Round at Coleraine Library

    What is a Reading Round group?  Reading Round is a unique type of reading group that differs in a number of ways from traditional-style book groups. Each group is run by a published author…

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    June 25, 2021
  • Back to School

    The weather in these parts has the distinct feel of Autumn about it just now, a season I always associate with the true beginning of the year. It’s probably got a lot to do…

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    August 28, 2018
  • Big Boots

    It’s been a busy few weeks. The Watch House was published in paperback in May with a fancy map of Rathlin and a bonus short story. Since then there have been events at Belfast…

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    July 9, 2018
  • Words in the Air

    I was delighted to have been awarded an Individual Artist’s Bursary earlier this year from Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council towards my Words in the Air project. My idea was to work with…

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    May 13, 2018
  • New Year Events 2018

    Happy New Year one and all. It’s been a while since I’ve been here – it’s been a very busy few months with events around the publication of The Watch House and Female Lines …

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    January 2, 2018
  • Cover 'The Watch House'

    Launch of The Watch House

    Now that the dust has settled a little on the publication of The Watch House, I thought it would be a good time for an update.  Here are some upcoming events. It would be…

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    August 24, 2017
  • Cover 'The Watch House'

    The Watch House

    Here it is: the cover of my new novel, The Watch House (previously known by several titles, more latterly as The Book), which will be published by Tinder Press on 10th August 2017. I’m…

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    June 29, 2017
  • The Glass Shore, The Female Line

    I am delighted to say that The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland won Best Irish-Published Book at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in Dublin last…

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    November 21, 2016
  • I submit

    When we were small and the likes of Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy were to be found on our TV screen, bouncing off the ropes of a wrestling ring and slamming heads off the…

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    September 22, 2016