I was born in Dublin, and grew up during one of Ireland’s very popular economic recessions. If you’ve seen the movie Sing Street, it was pretty much like that. If you haven’t seen the movie Sing Street, go away and don’t come back until you have. You can thank me later.
In my twenties I joined the ‘brain drain’ of young people leaving the country looking for work – or just somewhere that had decent wine bars. I wasn’t really qualified for a brain drain, but no one called me on it and I went to London to seek my fortune. I had a lot of fun looking, but I never found it, and I eventually gave up and moved back to Dublin. Luckily it had become a much nicer place to live while I was away. More like the TV show Friends. Or Sex and the City.
I’ve had more jobs than I can remember (literally – I once came across a ‘Sorry You’re Leaving’ card during a declutter, and didn’t recognise a single one of the people who were ‘very sorry to lose’ me and wished me ‘all the best’). Now I’m a full-time writer, which is the job I’ve been training for all my life. The training mainly involved staring into space a lot, fantasising about hot men and daydreaming. I aced it.
I’m happily single, and lucky to live surrounded by my large extended family, who bring me oodles of joy.
Romantic comedy is my passion – reading it, watching it and discussing it with anyone who’s interested – and I love writing funny, sexy stories with lots of kissing scenes. My writing role model is Joan Wilder from Romancing the Stone.
I’m represented by Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau, 7 Duncairn Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
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