Midlife Fiction Writer

I write about Irish women in their thirties, forties and fifties facing midlife challenges such as relationship breakdowns, family dramas, midlife crises, new romances and coping with loss.

I favour flawed characters who tend to learn something from making mistakes (because how else can we learn?). My stories are lighthearted and accessible with a dash of humour for good measure.

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My Latest Book

That’s Debra sitting on her patchwork chair mulling over her to-do list.

But one day when she fails to complete each task on her list, the consequences become too unbearable for her to cope with. The only way she knows how to survive this new, unwelcome reality is to escape.

To follow Debra’s midlife adventure, visit: Vastly Underrated

Urgently Required

Emma’s demanding mother prevents her from living her best life and if it wasn’t for her friend and fellow librarian, Patricia, she’d be lost. But it’s only when she meets Mark that she develops just enough confidence to stand up for herself.

However, Mark seems to be in such a rush to settle down and start a family that Emma finds herself getting swept away. She begins to doubt him when she discovers he is of no help in her hour of need. He is unable to offer comfort and it dawns on Emma that a change is urgently required.

The question is after being a people-pleaser all her life, can she find the strength within to finally start pleasing herself?

‘Somewhat Satisfactory’

Claire is in her forties and perfectly content with her life until her best friend drags her to a fortune-teller. This encounter sets Claire’s mind racing and suddenly she’s reconsidering every choice she’s ever made. Her self-questioning escalates as soon as she meets a stranger at a party. This triggers a sequence of events and quickly transforms Claire’s life, her marriage, her career, her family unit and her heart.

Midlife Secrets Series

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Book 2 in the Midlife Secrets series. All stand-alone reads.

Abundantly Clear

- Secrets And Lies Disguised As A Perfect Couple -

When deceit enters a happy marriage, nothing stays the same.

Beatrice’s world gets pulled asunder when her career takes a downturn, her husband turns away and an awfully friendly fisherman shows up.

Find out if Beatrice can rise from rock bottom and finally make her deepest desires abundantly clear.

Debut Novel

Out Now

Perfectly Reasonable -When Little White Lies Lose Their Innocence

Find out just how far this neurotic Irish woman will go to convince herself and the world that her actions are ‘perfectly reasonable’…

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