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Hello and welcome to my web-site.

 

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 million copies.

 

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

 

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