I am a writer and filmmaker from Dublin Ireland, and author of the novels LADY BETH (Winner of the Carousel Aware Prize BEST NOVEL 2017) and ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE. I have also written several feature length and short screenplays, many of which have won awards. I have recently written and directed my short film, FRAMED, coming soon!
My screenplay, IONA’S HOUSE, an urban ghost story, won the Best of Fest Screenplay Award at the Fantasmagorical Film Festival, 2015. My family fantasy feature script, PIXER KNOWS, reached the finals of the New York Screenplay Awards 2015, The Hollywood Screenplay Competition, 2015, and won the Atlantis Award at the Moondance Film Festival, USA 2011. It was also a finalist in the 2010 PAGE International Screenplay awards.
My short Film ADAM  was officially selected by The Waterford Film Festival, 2013, and Clones Film Festival, 2013, The Richard Harris International FF, 2014, and was nominated for BEST DRAMA AWARD at Dare Media Underground Film Festival, 2014.
I was also shortlisted at ‘The Waterford Film Festival 2014’ for my short script, HUSHAWAY and in 2012, my script, THE BOOK CROSS, was shortlisted for an Irish Film Board Gearrscannain Award. My screenplay LADY BETH, (now adapted to an award-winning novel) was also selected by the Irish Film and Television Academy for a one-to-one mentoring session with AFI Master, the late Gill Dennis, at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2011.
A regular blogger, I was shortlisted for the Ireland Blog Awards in 2017 and 2016. I am a member of the Irish Film and Television Academy ,The Writers Guild of Ireland, and The Irish Writers Union. I recommends Books, Film and Theatre on The Librarian’s Cellar.
I work on a freelance basis as a qualified cultural event manager (Literature and Film). Also a qualified Librarian, I hold a HDip in Adult Ed, and have facilitated creative writing workshops for adults and children.