I am a writer & illustrator based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I graduated from the Belfast School of Art with a degree in Illustration before a
short story I wrote led to THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET and six other romantic
I am inspired by unsung men and women living quietly heroic lives behind the privet
hedges and half-drawn blinds of suburbia. My characters are often lonely and isolated,
and searching for a place of sanctuary.
My books have sold half a million copies in Ireland, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand, Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Poland, Lithuania and Russia. My debut
novel featured on the New York Times Best-seller list.
I am currently writing a Crime novel. Coming soon: THE MOUSE & THE MOON, a story
for children, featuring artwork by award-nominated illustrator Ashling Lindsay, and
THE LIGHTS ON THE CAROUSEL WERE BEAUTIFUL, a collection of 28 short stories, with
cover artwork by Melodie Stacey.
Also coming soon: a collection of new drawings.
For film & television rights to my books, and for all other publishing and art enquiries
please contact me via Twitter.