How to get your hands on a free short story

In a matter of just four days on July 10th, I will be officially releasing my debut novel, A Class Apart, which is the first instalment in my historical fiction series A Matter of Class. The series, beginning in Ireland in 1828, follows heiress Bridget and stable hand Cormac who are on opposite sides of the class divide – and because of that society says they shouldn’t fall in love. I’m very excited to introduce you to these characters, who have been my secret companions for the past sixteen years.

And I find I can’t wait until publication day to do that! So I have Continue reading


Here is my short story which made the shortlist for the Doolin Short Story Competition 2014.






Millie rested her arms on the stone wall of the bridge and gazed out across the rippling water.

“I’m nervous about tomorrow,” she confessed.

Her very best friend, Roisin, mirrored her stance, although she did not have to stand on her tiptoes like Millie because she was taller.

“Me too,” she agreed. “But it’s also kind of exciting, isn’t it? First day of Continue reading