I am a writer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I graduated with a degree in Illustration
from THE BELFAST SCHOOL OF ART before becoming a professional writer when a short
story I wrote in 2000 led to a publishing contract spanning ten years, seven novels
and twenty publishing houses around the world. To date my books have sold half a
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.
I continue to paint and draw. In 2015 one of my paintings was short-listed for the
ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY Annual Exhibition. I am currently working on my eighth novel.
For all art and publishing enquiries please contact me via Twitter.
Thank-you for buying my books & short stories.
Thank-you for buying my art on ETSY at SharonOwensArt