S H A R O N   O W E N S

w r i t e r   &   i l l u s t r a t o r

Hello and welcome.


I am a writer and illustrator based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I graduated from THE BELFAST SCHOOL OF ART with a degree in Illustration, but although I grew up during the worst years of the Northern Ireland Troubles, I have chosen not to make conflict the focus of my work. Instead I am inspired by those unsung men and women living quietly heroic lives behind the privet hedges and half-closed blinds of suburbia.


To date, I have published seven funny, quirky novels about lonely people searching for a place of sanctuary. My debut novel THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET was a best-seller around the world. In 2014 I published an e-book of short stories THE LIGHTS ON THE CAROUSEL WERE BEAUTIFUL with cover artwork by Melodie Stacey. I am currently writing a psychological thriller and working on a new collection of paintings.


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