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Hello! I’m an Irish illustrator/author living in Bristol with my husband and our black and white cat Ody.

Selected clients include: Little Tiger Press/ Stripes Books, Aquila Magazine, Boots Opticians, Fáilte Ireland, The O’Brien Press, Otter Barry Books and The EPA.

Jasper and Scruff is a new book series I have written and illustrated for 5-8 year olds with Stripes Books. It was reviewed as one of The Guardian Books of the Month.

“…newly independent readers will lap up the cat-and-dog tale of Jasper and ScruffAdorable illustrations, snappy dialogue and outrageous puns make it the cat’s pyjamas for bedtime reading, too.” Imogen Russell Williams

A Dublin Fairytale is a picture book written and illustrated by me, published by The O’Brien Press. It won the Literacy Association of Ireland Award and was awarded a White Raven by the International Youth Library. It was also shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.  

Zim Zam Zoom! a poetry picture book written by James Carter and illustrated by me was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Awards 2017.

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Telephone: +44 (0) 795 8787 832

For any children's book related projects please contact my agent Sallyanne Sweeney