I was born and reared in Dublin, where I live with my husband in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the foothills of the scenic Dublin mountains. I have two daughters and a son, and I consider myself blessed to be surrounded by a supportive circle of family and friends.
I have always loved reading, and books have been a magical part of my life since I was first introduced to the wonders of the children’s section of Inchicore library at a tender age. I began writing around then and over the years my writing career has included school plays, short fiction and freelance journalism. There were a few of swings and roundabouts in the great carousel of life before I had time and space to achieve my dream of writing a novel and since 2009, have been published by the dedicated team at Hachette Books Ireland. I worked in the areas of communications, personal development and information security for a number of years, but am now a full-time novelist. I am represented by the inspirational Sheila Crowley, literary agent at Curtis Brown, London.
I write under a pen name. It helps to take me out of my comfort zone and into the emotional lives of my characters. My contemporary stories are all about people and their passions, hopes and fears, and the intricacies of fragile relationships and flawed connections in this messy but wonderful life, all wrapped up in plot-lines blended with intrigue.
I feel really privileged when I see my books on the shelves in bookstores and libraries, and it’s even better when I hear good things from readers who have picked up one of my books and escaped into another world for a few hours, because that’s what makes it all worthwhile.