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Writer, editor, YA & kidlit addict, tea drinker.
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I'm a writer, editor, book reviewer and creative writing facilitator. I'm the author of twelve YA novels, work on children's & YA fiction for Penguin Random House Children's UK/Ireland, co-edit the Irish-based literary journal Banshee, review YA fiction for the Irish Times and other venues, and deliver creative writing workshops (mostly in Dublin but also across Ireland & the UK).
I'm available for: short story & essay critiques, manuscript critiques (esp YA, kidlit, women's fiction, literary fiction), developmental & structural editing for novels (esp YA, kidlit etc), query letter/submission package critiques, etc.
Irish-based literary journal. I work as one of three editors assessing open submissions & providing editorial feedback on accepted work (including short stories, flash fiction, essays & poetry).
I work as an editor with Penguin Random House Ireland/PRH Children's UK, assessing manuscripts for children and YA.
I'm co-founder and co-director at the Big Smoke Writing Factory, a creative writing school in Dublin that offers various workshops and courses to beginning and developing writers. In particular, I offer workshops in: novel writing, children's & YA fiction, and publishing. I also provide manuscript critiques, structural/developmental edits and query letter/submission package critiques.
A lifetime of reading, editing, and writing books—this work is my dream. It would be an honor to help you get your book ready for the world.
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