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Some of our members are complete beginners. Others are industry experts. Many are aspiring writers. Our membership is growing and below are just a few samples of our members, who wish to share their information.

Sharon Thompson. Author www.sharontwriter.com

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Sharon Thompson’s debut crime novel, ‘The Abandoned’ was published by Bloodhound Books UK on 25th Jan 2018. It launched at #1 in Kindle Irish Crime Fiction. Bloodhound have signed her for a further two crime novels and some of her other manuscripts are on submission, through her agent Trace Literary Agency.

Sharon lives in Donegal, Ireland and writes crime fiction, short stories and commercial fiction. She is a member of Imagine, Write, Inspire a writing group, under the mentorship of HarperCollins and Irish Times best-selling author, Carmel Harrington.

Sharon’s short stories have been published in various on-line magazines and she writes anything she can! Her blog and free digital magazine are available on her website.

Co-founder of #WritersWise, a trending, fortnightly, promotional tweet-chat, Sharon links with many other writers, to share knowledge #Writerswise encourages and support writers, to reach as wide an audience as possible. #WritersWise website

On Sunday mornings, Sharon’s regular column is on Woman’s Words with Donegal Woman website and Facebook. Donegal Woman. Woman’s Words.

Sharon also founded #Indulgeinbooks on stylish woman’s website, Indulgeme.ie #Indulgeinbooks.

Find Sharon on www.sharontwriter.com and @sharontwriter.

 

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Louise O’Sullivan is a writer from Cork. Although she has always been drawn to writing since her primary school days her light bulb moment that she wanted to pursue writing more seriously came at the age of 27.

Not fitting into any one particular genre, Louise is mainly drawn to writing from experience with a particular attraction to memoir and more recently poetry. Louise has written freelance for the Evening Echo (a Cork based newspaper) as well as being published in the Migraine Association of Ireland’s magazine, Brainstorm. In addition, Louise has been published on numerous websites such as A Lust for Life and Writing.ie.

Currently Louise is writing her first book which is a collection of poems entitled “Growing Pains”. She also has her own website https://louiseosullivanwriting.org/.This is her space where she thinks out loud writing about anything from travel to observations on daily life and even attempts at fiction from time to time.

Louise also holds a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Limerick in New Media & English as well as a Higher Diploma in Public Relations from Cork Institute of Technology.

 

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Amanda J Evans is an award-winning writer of paranormal and fantasy novels as well as children’s stories. Amanda lives in Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland with her husband and two children. She was published in several journals and anthologies in 2016 and 2017. Her first novel Finding Forever won Best Thriller in the 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards and her second novel Save Her Soul won Silver for Best Paranormal in the Virtual Fantasy Con Awards 2017. Amanda has a publishing deal with Handersen Publishing and her first children’s book, “Nightmare Realities” was released on the 25th of September 2017. Her latest story, Hear Me Cry, a fantasy romance telling of the old Irish myth of the banshee released as a standalone novella on the 16th May 2018. Amanda is currently putting the finishing touches to a new paranormal romance with an Angels and Magic theme. It will be released in an anthology in June 2018. Amanda is also the author of Surviving Suicide: A Memoir from Those Death Left Behind, published in 2012.  You can find out more on her website www.amandajevans.com.

Amanda

Amanda  J Evans
Romance, Paranormal, and Fantasy Author

http://www.amandajevans.com

Find me on:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amandajevanswriter

Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/amandajevans

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117144241706669072531/

LinkedIn: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/amandajevans/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajevanswriter/
Books By Amanda J Evans

Save Her Soul – A Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance

Amazon: http://myBook.to/SaveHerSoul

Finding Forever – A Romantic Suspense Novella

Amazon: http://myBook.to/Finding-Forever

Surviving Suicide – A Memoir From Those Death Left Behind

Amazon: https://myBook.to/survivingsuicide

Nightmare Realities – Spooky Short Stories for Ages 9-16

Amazon: https://myBook.to/nightmare-realities

 

 

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Pamela Hobbs.

Adult Education teacher by day, reader and writer by night (and weekend).

As a winner in the Novel Fair 2015 Pamela gained both confidence and experience from being around other writers and subsequently self-published Family Affairs, the MS submitted for the Fair and her first ever completed novel. She has since written the second in the series, Roman Holiday, which is now also available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats. A third book, not in The Fitzgerald Series, AlphaBet Suit, written in a different style (first person present tense, alternating between hero/heroine) is in the final editing process, almost ready for submission.

In 2016 Pamela was selected for Date with an Agent with Roman Holiday and again in 2017 with Alphabet Suit. Both events gave Pamela invaluable contacts and the impetus to write her first short story, Time Heals, which was shortlisted for the Colm Tobin International Short Story Award last May (2017), as part of the Wexford Literary Festival. This past May she was once again selected for Date with an Agent with her WIP, Just Desserts, book three in the Fitzgerald series.

While she reads in many genres, Pamela loves to write romance / romantic suspense – where the HEA is always the goal, along with having readers heave a sigh of contentment on finishing her books. Writing a series is close to her heart because a reader can enter a whole world – many have asked her what is happening to the rest of the siblings from Family Affairs – and she is happy to oblige with Roman Holiday even as she continues cracking on with Just Desserts

Having lived in the United States for 12 years Pamela has included many Americans in her writing – AlphaBet Suit is set in Philadelphia, one of the cities where she lived for three years, and she likes to focus on the many connections the Irish have with the US. Her highest compliment from an Amazon review was that she was Ireland’s answer to Nora Roberts – well, one can only dream….

Irish writing tends to veer in the literary or crime/thriller direction but Pamela believes there is also a place for solid romantic, and sexy, commercial fiction, not just the lighter styles using the moniker ‘Chick-Lit’ but also for heroines that face adversary and want to save themselves, and heroes who appreciate a strong modern woman who knows what she wants – and isn’t afraid to demand it.

Although proud of her self-publishing journey so far, her aim, like many writers, is to find an agent and be published via a traditional publishing house. Amanda also has a website www.pamelaghobbs.com 

Pamela’s books

https://tinyurl.com/yccj6hdg Family Affairs (paperback)

https://tinyurl.com/yatm83yq Roman Holiday (e-book)