I’m a YA writer from Belfast, published by Walker Books.

My debut novel, Flying Tips for Flightless Birds, won an unprecedented hat-trick of awards from Children’s Books Ireland, including Book of the Year. It also won the NI Book Award and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

My second book, Little Bang, was released in 2024 and has been a Reading Zone Book of the Month, Love Reading 4 Kids Book of the Month, and Easons Book of the Month for January.

I was the QUB Children’s Writing Fellow for NI 2019-21 and set up The Blank Page to offer support and resources to schools who want to set up creative writing clubs.

I also volunteer with Fighting Words NI as a mentor for their teen writer’s group, Write Club, and I am passionate about the benefits of creativity for young people.

I love hearing from readers and reviewers and I’m always happy to do a Q&A, interview or article, just get in touch!