Welcome and thank you for visiting. I value your time and interest. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, I 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


My first novel, The Kingdom Keeper, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in early 2017. I find it impossible to put into words how happy, and relieved, and grateful I feel. The publicity blurb: Award-winning author Ethel Rohan’s debut … Continue reading


  • London Short Story Festival
    Masterclass Instructor
    The Brilliance of Brevity
    Waterstones, Picadilly
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Register Here
    Saturday, June 20, 2015
  • London Short Story Festival
    Finding Your Voice
    Reading & In Conversation
    Waterstones, Piccadilly
    5-6 pm
    Get Tickets Here
    Saturday, June 20, 2015
  • Abroad Writers Conference
    Writing Instructor
    Butler's Townhouse
    One Week Conference
    Full Details TBA
    Saturday, December 12, 2015
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