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 published by Reflex Press on November 5th, 2019. Now available at: Amazon.com,  or in the UK/Europe: Amazon.co.uk or directly from my publisher: Reflex Press UK

Almost Home, a GritLit Anthology, forthcoming from ELJ Editions, Summer 2022

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Third Place in 2022 Bray Literary Festival Flash Fiction Prize

Longlisted for Reflex Fiction Spring 2022 Flash Fiction Competition

2021 Literature Bursary from the Irish Arts Council. 

Longlisted for  An Post Irish Book Awards Writing.ie Short Story of the Year 2020

Debut flash collection, Some Days are Better than Ours, shortlisted for the 2020 Saboteur Awards and longlisted for the 2019 EllipsisZine Flash Collection Competition,

Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions nominations in 2020

Previous winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair.

Short stories shortlisted for the  Over the Edge New Writer of the Year award and  longlisted for the  Bare Fiction Prize.

Published short fiction

Bear Creek Gazette March 22

Ellipsis Zine


Ghost Parachute


Anti-Heroin Chic


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


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. 

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 7:30 p.m., via zoom. Each week we work on a Flash piece written from a prompt.

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