Welcome and thank you for visiting. I value your time and interest. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, I now live in San Francisco with my husband and our two daughters.

My stories and writing often center on the body—its joys, secrets, memory, urges, and horrors. When I write, I’m stolen away.

From my Blog

One of my All-Time Favorites

This is my oldest daughter, just turned 15, with her lifelong friend, also 15. They are singing one of my all-time favorite songs, “Falling Slowly.”


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    April 27 OR May 4 OR May 18
    Sunday, April 27, 2014
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