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 & 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 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. 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.

Thank-you for visiting my web-site.