About

I am a novelist and short story writer. 

Some Days are Better than Ours – A Collection of Tragedies

Debut flash collection, Some Days are Better than Ours, longlisted for the 2019 EllipsisZine Flash Collection Competition, to be published by Reflex Press on November 5th, 2019. 

Now available to order at: Amazon.com,  or in the UK/Europe: Amazon.co.uk or directly from my publisher: Reflex Press UK

Awards

Debut novel, THE CORN ROAD, a winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair.

Short stories, Commitment, shortlisted for the 2017 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year award and Peace Process longlisted for the 2017 Bare Fiction Prize.

Winner of a flash fiction competition judged by Nuala O’Connor at a Fiction at the Friary event.

Published short fiction

 LITRO

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Ellipsis Zine

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Flash Fiction February 2019

 

 

Resurrection – Virtual Zine

SpelkThe Cabinet of Heed 2,  The Fiction Pool,  The Incubator Journal,  The Cabinet of Heed 1,  Words for the Wild.

Editor

I am Guest Editor for new literary zine, Virtual Zine. For 2018/19, I am one of four Senior Editors selected to curate a 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 am available for detailed Short Story and Novel critiques, focusing on developmental issues. Email for details.

Other Projects

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.

Writing Group

I am a co-founder and the facilitator of a local writers’ group: Thursday Night Writers Tralee, which meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., upstairs at the Abbey Inn, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Each week we work on a Flash piece written from a prompt.

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