b. Dublin; dg. shopkeeper; worked
in Central Bank, and became chief dealer; submitted work to Kate Cruise
OBrien; publ. Dreaming of a Stranger (1997) as first
novel, with sales of 50,000; also Carolines Sister (1998),
a best-seller, and Isobels Wedding (1999); later in dispute
with Poolbeg; noticed in Books Ireland (Feb. 1999); issued How Will I Know? (Headline 2005), 431pp., a story of a dating mother with a teenage daughter.
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