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?
I started writing this blog as an experiment in 2016. My dog had much more to say than I had. As a result the blog has been neglected because I realise that the creatures that keep me company are much more interesting than I am.
If you want to keep an eye on snippets of what I’m up to, I twitter a lot.
I take flitters of releasing my writing into the wild. Thankfully, my babies have all been re-homed with good people that only want the best for them.
- The Leitrim Guardian 2018 ‘Literary Award for Poetry’.
- The Leitrim Guardian 2017 ‘Literary Award for Poetry’.
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
Publications and Radio
- The Leitrim Guardian 2015, 2017 & 2018
- Several “Reflection” pieces on BBC Radio Ulster’s “Time of our Lives” 2016 & 2017.
- Poetry In Motion’s “New Belfast Poetry Map” & “Making Memories” Anthologies.
- Fermanagh Writer’s “Tails of the Unexpected” & “Remembering and Forgetting” Anthologies.
- The Galway Review (online edition)
- Spark Magazine
- Ireland’s Own
- Number Eleven
- A New Ulster – The Hidden and the Divine: Female Voices in Ireland