Mary O Sullivan


The Early Years
I was born in Limerick city in Ireland. When I was two years old my parents moved to the seaside town of Crosshaven in Co. Cork. Skirting as it does the expanse of Cork Harbour, Crosshaven was a magic place in which to grow up. Teeming rock pools, towering cliffs and sandy coves instilled in me a life-long love of nature. Flotsam and jetsam thrown up by winter storms stirred my imagination. Where had that one shoe come from? The bottle , the piece of timber , the shard of blue glass? I began to imagine the stories behind the sorry dross abandoned by angry winter seas.

The In Between Bit
I worked as a Laboratory Technician. My hobby, my passion, was writing. Busy with my family and job , I grabbed some moments here and there to write poetry and short stories. I also wrote a general interest column in a local newspaper. My two sons, as children do, grew up and finding that there were less demands on my time ,I joined a creative writing class. It was then , with the encouragement of tutor Vincent McDonald , that the idea of writing a novel took shape. I began to expand on a short story I had written some years previously . It was a shock to discover that enthusiasm and imagination are not enough. For the first time I learned that writing can be very hard work!

And now ---
I have five published novels and a sixth due out early 2011. I write full time now. It is a demanding way of life but one so full of challenge and fulfillment that I cannot imagine a better way to spend my days. No more clock watching! The hours just speed past as I write - and re-write , always in the hope that people will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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Where to buy in print


Thicker Than Water
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,240. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2015 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When local teenager, Keira Shannon, and her father, Gerard Shannon, go missing, the people of Ballyderg town unite to search for them. Rumours of domestic violence, extramarital affairs, and criminal behaviour emerge. The crisis causes families and life-long friends to doubt each other. The only certainty left is that the town has been visited by evil.
Full Circle And Other Stories
Price: $1.22 USD. Words: 39,760. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Full Circle comprises a collection of stories that can best be described as eclectic. While the common theme revolves around relationships , the characters range from a comatose patient in story one right through to an eerie scarecrow in the last story . In between you'll find tales of people dealing with the challenges life holds for all of us.
Fire And Ice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110,010. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jack Cantor is sixteen years old, clever, from a privileged middle class background and has caring parents . So why is he sullen , withdrawn and unhappy ? Rejected by his peers , Jack falls back on anger , his only friend . It makes him strong . It protects him . It leads him down a path of hate and vengeance . A path that is bound to cause upset and hurt . Or worse---
As Easy As That
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 126,150. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Kate Lucas is PA to Richard Gordon ,a leading trial lawyer.Richard retires very suddenly leaving many unanswered questions behind.Kate discovers he had woven a web of deceit stretching from Ireland to Budapest.As she and her new boss , Martin Burke, follow the trail ,Kate no longer knows who to trust.
Parting Company
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 113,040. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Dr. Claire Hearn, research Biochemist,has spent her working life searching for a cancer cure.With success almost in her grasp she finds herself confronted by threats to her research ,her husband's affair and her father's illness.An academically brilliant but naive woman, Claire struggles to secure her research and deal with the hurt of betrayal.

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