Writing

Creative Writing

Read my award winning short stories, where they have been published and what competitions and anthologies they have featured in.

I have achieved recognition for my creative writing, and am a published novelist. My work has featured in several online journals and anthologies.

Winning the first ever Kerry’s Eye Short Story Competition, I went on to be the only writer in Ireland to take part in the 2014 Twitter Fiction Festival with my story told in diminishing Tweets.

As part of an all-female production team, and the first for Co Kerry, I wrote the screenplay for the short film Silence is Golden. The film was made to raise awareness of domestic violence, and was consequently selected for film festivals and conferences. The four women, including myself, who made the film also took key acting roles in it.

Published Fiction

Publications and Anthologies

Short Fiction Journal (Eating Snake)
Second Chance Anthology (Canada)
Brilliant Flash Fiction (I Gave My Baby Away)
RTE 1 Book Show’s 100 Words 100 Books anthology (Ask Zoella)
Highlands & Islands 2014 Short Story 10 year anniversary anthology (The King of Kilkenny)
Visions: An Anthology of Emerging Kerry Writers (An Inspector Called)
The Incubator Journal (Think Like a Freak)
Retreat West Flash Fiction Anthology (The Fight)

Competitions

Contest Winner (the only one from Ireland), #TwitterFiction Festival 2014 (Novelicious.com Top Twenty account to follow)
Winner, 2013 Kerry’s Eye Short Story Competition (Barefoot Bride)
Winner, Can Write Will Write ‘Make Us Laugh’ (Brighton Belles)
Winner, Writing4all ‘Over the Hills and Far Away’ (Hotel California)
Finalist, Listowel Writers Week 2014 TwitterTales
Highly Commended, Highlands & Islands 2014 Short Story Competition (The King of Kilkenny)
Second place, Retreat West Hysteria Flash Competition 2014 (The Fight)
Shortlisted, Words with Jam Novel First Page 2015 (Nathan Kane)
Shortlisted, Words with Jam Bigger Short Story 2014 (Canada)
Two stories shortlisted, Galway Rape Crisis Flash Fiction 2014 (Into the Woods and Ghosts)
Shortlisted, 2011 Writers and Artists Short Story (in top 12) (Longtime Companion)
Shortlisted, Sunday Tribune New Irish Writing Hennessy Awards (Farmer Wants a Wife)
Shortlisted, In the Write Light ‘The Holiday’ (The Holiday)
Shortlisted, 2010 BBC Opening Lines Radio Drama (in top 65 of 600) (Barefoot Bride)
Shortlisted, 2010 Mslexia Short Story Competition (in top 50 of over 2,300) (Farmer Wants a Wife)
In Pursuit longlisted for the 2013 MsLexia Novel of the Year