Christine Doran


Christine Doran grew up outside Dublin, Ireland, where she spent time messing about down by the sea and wondering what it would be like to have a brother or sister. Now she lives outside Washington DC in the United States, and spends her time cruelly denying her children a puppy and wondering how it's possible to make such a big mess in such a short space of time. She writes and edits books and blogs.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wrote a book and it needed to get out and about.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far, it's giving me a platform to publish.
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Where to find Christine Doran online


Lilac in Black and White
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,920. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Ten-year-old Lilac lives by the sea with her big, bounding puppy, Guzzler. When her class takes a trip to the local aquarium Lilac decides on a mission, and while the town rallies to raise money for the building, she and her friends embark on a madcap crusade to rescue the penguins. A delightful tale of whimsical adventure for discerning readers of 9-12, and the first of three books about Lilac.

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Smashwords book reviews by Christine Doran

  • Lunch in the Park on March 02, 2013

    Lunch in the Park is a deceptively straightforward novel that reels you in and keeps you reading till the end. It chronicles the not-so-straightforward life of its heroine with pitch-perfect dialog exchanges, text message conversations, phone calls, e-mails, and journal entries. The characters are true-to-life and sympathetic (but not too perfect) and never commit that only-in-fiction sin of making utterly stupid decisions that leave a reader throwing the book against the wall. (Particularly laudable here since it's only available electronically.) Buy it, read it, enjoy it, tell a friend.