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The Accidental Wife

The Accidental Wife is my award-winning debut short story collection and was published in July 2016 by Sowilo Press in Philadelpia.  The fourth story, The Visit, won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year 2016. Watch here to learn more about The Visit. The Accidental Wife has been chosen by Libraries Northern Ireland as the inaugural book in their public reading initiative, The Armagh Big Read 2017

“Thought-provoking… visceral, authentic.”  Martina Devlin

“Resonating with universal truths…” Anthony J Quinn

“Superb…Confident and stylish.”  Sue Leonard

Learn more about The Accidental Wife during this TV interview at 12 minutes in or this  radio interview

Nothing beats a good local bookshop and The Accidental Wife is stocked here:

  • Dubray Book, Grafton St, Dublin
  • Farrell and Nephew, Newbridge
  • Barker and Jones, Naas
  • Woodbine Books, Kilcullen
  • StoneHouse Books, Kilkenny
  • No Alibis, Belfast
  • Little Acorns, Derry

Make sure you browse around and buy something else as well while you’re in there!

The Accidental Wife is available to order from and   And for my international friends and readers, free-postage options are Kenny’ and The Book Depository

Just a final word about The Accidental Wife…I’d love to hear from you, and there’s no better or more helpful way to communicate with an author than by popping up a review of their book on Amazon. It needn’t be an essay, and it definitely doesn’t have to be a glowing review, the more feedback on our work, the better we get! A few lines saying what you liked, and if something didn’t work for you, is enormously helpful!

The Flight of the Wren

My second book, The Flight of the Wren, follows the desperate journey of 12 year old Sally Mahon as she flees the Irish Famine and seeks a new life in the New World, transported at her Majesty’s pleasure to the penal colony of van Diemen’s Land. This new novel is with several literary agents at the moment, and I hope to have good news to share with you soon.



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