I am an artist and author based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I graduated from the Belfast School of Art with a degree in Illustration, before
a short story led to The Tea House on Mulberry Street and six other novels. 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. I am currently writing a thriller.