I am a writer & illustrator based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I studied Illustration at THE BELFAST SCHOOL OF ART before becoming a professional
writer when a short story I wrote in 2000 led to a publishing contract. That contract
ended up spanning ten years, seven romantic novels and twenty publishing houses around
the world. To date my books have sold half a million copies. They are also available
as large print & audio books.
My debut novel THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET was an international best-seller
and was award-nominated. I write about lonely people living quietly heroic lives
behind the privet hedges and half-drawn blinds of suburbia. My characters are searching
for sanctuary and a sense of belonging.
In 2014 I published a collection of 28 short stories for grown-ups,
THE LIGHTS ON THE CAROUSEL WERE BEAUTIFUL
And a short story for children,
THE MOUSE & THE MOON
In 2015 the ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY short-listed one of my paintings for its Annual
I am currently working on my eighth novel. For all art and publishing enquiries please
contact me via my Twitter page.
Thank-you for buying my books & short stories.
Thank-you for buying my art on ETSY at SharonOwensArt