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.