Author & Wordsmith
A prize-winning author and scriptwriter with twenty years’ professional writing experience, I have published five novels, two non-fiction books and numerous short stories, plays, poems, film scripts, articles and book reviews.
My novels, published in Europe and the US and translated into many languages, are; Sucker, Spilt Milk, Transit, The Honey Trap, and The Brodsky Touch. My first non-fiction work, A Compendium of Kisses was 'book of the week' in The Economist which described it as ‘an intellectual and indulgent treat; a wonderful and comprehensive book on all things osculatory’.
Plays and scripts include The Love Saboteur and the multi-award-winning short films I was the Cigarette Girl and Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion. Recipient of the Authors Foundation Award from the Society of Authors to develop my current book, The final Ascension of Annie Kaye, I am represented by literary agent Sarah Such.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and professionally trained actress with TV, theatre and film credits, my experience spans standup comedy, documentary presenter, radio host, interviewee, chair and performer. I have appeared at numerous book festivals from Hay-on-Wye to Glastonbury (including many other literary festivals in the UK, Ireland and Europe). My podcast The Diary of an Accidental Mother on Radio Morley was originally published in the Huffington Post. I will be appearing in Rachel Khoo’s Chocolate Series for Food Network to be broadcast globally in the New Year.