I’m originally from County Leitrim and have worked in the IT sector in Belfast for many years, before emigrating to the Fermanagh Lake-lands. I began writing to get the nonsense out of my head. I write poetry, short stories, personal essays and radio plays. I’m currently writing the longest short story ever, I wonder will it turn into a novel?
If you want to know more, I’m always twittering.
Every so often I take a flitter and release the odd piece of writing into the wild.
Publications and Radio
My work has appeared in:-
- The Leitrim Guardian 2014 and 2017
- I’ve read my stories for the “Reflection” piece on BBC Radio Ulster’s “Time of our Lives” 2016.
- Poetry In Motion’s “New Belfast Poetry Map” Anthology
- Poetry In Motion’s “Making Memories” Anthology
- The Fermanagh Writer’s “Tails of the Unexpected” Anthology
- The Galway Review (online edition)
- Spark Magazine
- Ireland’s Own
- The Leitrim Guardian 2017 ‘Literary Award for Poetry’. My poem ‘Whellow’ was awarded 1st place.
Bursary for the John Hewitt International Summer School this year (2016).This was an amazing experience. It’s fitting that my first blog post is about surviving those six days.
Long listed for the “Over the Edge New Writer of the Year” awards in 2013