S H A R O N   O W E N S

w r i t e r   &   p a i n t e r


Hello and welcome.


I am a writer & painter based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


I graduated from THE BELFAST SCHOOL OF ART with a degree in Design & Illustration, and hoped to write and illustrate books for children. Then a short story for grown-ups that I wrote in a Belfast cafe one rainy afternoon in 2002 led to a publishing contract for seven quirky romantic novels. My debut novel THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET became an international best-seller and was award-nominated. To date my books have sold half a million copies around the world.


I am inspired by unsung men and women living quietly heroic lives behind the privet hedges and half-closed blinds of suburbia. I write about lonely people searching for a place of sanctuary. The buildings in my novels also become characters in their own right.  


In 2014 I published my first collection of 28 short stories:


And a short story for children:


You can find links to Amazon on my Twitter page @SOwensAuthor

Cover design & artwork by Ashling Lindsay.



In 2015 one of my paintings was short-listed for the ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY exhibition.


I am currently working on a new collection of paintings and a thriller.

For all art & publishing enquiries please contact me on Twitter.


Thank-you for visiting my web-site.