I grew up in Ireland and England then lived in New York for seven years. These days, I can be found in or around London.
I worked as an English teacher for many years, which I loved, but I have given that up to write full time. I work from home in a specially built garden studio where I am surrounded by piles of books and half finished mugs of jasmine green tea. Biscuits and silence help me to work.
I have dreams of one day owning a Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a resplendent orange tree. I would also really like the chance to write loads, loads more books.
Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Judy Blume, Jeanette Winterson, Julia Donaldson, Kate Tempest, Seamus Heaney
Rebecca Cobb, Oliver Jeffers, Kevin Waldron, Anthony Browne, Yasmeen Ismail
Favourite TV shows:
Breaking Bad, Fresh Meat, Borgen, Misfits, My Mad Fat Diary, Misfits
Green tea with jasmine
Bread – really, really good bread with loads of salted butter
New Zealand, Co. Donegal, Montauk (NY)
I am represented by Julia Churchill at A.M. Heath Literary Agents.