I am a writer and painter based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Before becoming a writer
I studied for four years at the THE BELFAST SCHOOL OF ART, graduating in Illustration.
My work has been short-listed by the ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY.
My debut novel, THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET, was first published in 2003 and
became an international bestseller. I write about lonely people living unsung lives
behind the half-closed blinds and privet hedges of suburbia, and the buildings in
my novels become places of sanctuary. I am currently working on a new collection
of paintings, and my eighth novel which is called THE HOUSE ON PARADISE STREET.
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