Author non fiction, branching into literary fiction, plays and screenplays; background mental health nursing, psychology, social anthropology; blissfully married to Fintan and delighted Mom to Fiona, Caitriona, Dearbhla and Orla. Film fan and music lover, delving into jazz nowadays. Vision: successful novel to screenplay to movie; repeat :)
Unique traits: Living just outside Belfast, NI, with my great husband and wonderful daughters, I thrive on writing in many genres, from academic and popular psychology-anthropology to poetry and other literary forms including blogging at www.subliminalspaces.wordpress.com ; My experience ranges from mental health nursing to doctoral research student, health research associate and academic author (latest book Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health: Service Users' Perspectives, Palgrave 2014). Yet my true aspirations lie in the direction of novel writing, screenwriting and book-to-film. Fledgling at present, I am just completing my first novel and seeking an agent and publisher, while my current project is a screenplay based on a particular period in Irish history (now that would be telling!). Hope to make inspiring contacts here and to contribute to others' development as and when my own experience grows. Cheers from Belfast!