Writing & Literature



I have been working on a novel Cailleach Dhearg, or Red Witch, that tells the story of Poppy, an Irish girl who has seen ghosts her whole life and the events that transpire when she and her father move to a new town.

Excerpt from Cailleach Dhearg

I am drawn towards the ghost story, which has a long tradition in Ireland. Ghosts are liminal entities; they reside on our plane of existence but don’t fit in here. Teenagers are not dissimilar, stuck between stages, not children but not yet adults, often marginalised or invisible.
Usually my work is character driven, but as I’ve developed this murder-mystery, the plot is becoming more central. As I continue to work, I realise now the extent to which I have to create complex storylines, which is both daunting and thrilling.