I am a novelist and short story writer.
Some Days are Better than Ours – A Collection of Tragedies
2021 Literature Bursary from the Irish Arts Council to complete new novel.
Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions nominations in 2020
Previous winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair.
Published short fiction
Guest Editor for literary zine, Virtual Zine. 2018/19, one of four Senior Editors selected to curate the inaugural list of the Best in British & Irish Flash Fiction for TSS Publishing #BIFFY50. In 2018, I was also a reader of short story submissions for TSSPublishing.
I was selected as a participant in the inaugural XBorders Project, an innovative new cross-border project bringing emerging writers together to explore and write about borders through fiction or non-fiction. I teach creative writing workshops for Kerry County Arts and have had four residencies at Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat, Ballinskelligs, Kerry.
I am a co-founder and the facilitator of a local writers’ group: Thursday Night Writers Tralee, which meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m., via zoom. Each week we work on a Flash piece written from a prompt.