about annemarie

Originally from Northern Ireland, Annemarie was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where she read English and French. She qualified as a barrister at King's Inns, Dublin while working as a civil servant there and later moved to work as an in-house lawyer in London. She has a Masters in Venetian Renaissance art from the Courtauld Institute, and Venice has inspired many of her short stories. Annemarie is working on a fourth novel and a collection of short fiction. She lives in London, on Clapham Common, with her family. 

 

To find out more, take a look at some of the articles, blog posts and interviews below. 

Themes

 

There can never be 'no-go' areas in fiction (Siren) - The Irish Times

Scenes from a Troubles childhood (Siren) - Bookanista

Top Ten books about guilt (Siren) - The Guardian

Dear Reader (Siren) - Dead Good Books

Orphans in fiction (Orphans) - The Literary Sofa 

Writing about siblings (Orphans) - Female First

Writing about Ireland  (Parachute) - Historical Tapestry

Locations

Edge lands and commons in fiction (Orphans) - BBC Radio 4 Open Book

Top 5 crime novels set in South London (Orphans) - Dead Good Books

Edge lands in fiction: Works on the wild side (Orphans) - The Irish Times

 

Hidden gems in quirky West Cork (Siren) - Wanderlust

Writers on location - Roaringwater Bay (Siren) - The Literary Sofa

Writing Tips

Researching an unfamiliar location  - Writers & Artists

Research for fiction (pleasures and pitfalls) - Words with Jam 

What's your first draft like? - Rebecca Bradley Crime

Words of Encouragement - Culture Northern Ireland

Enjoy being published - One More Page

 

Recreating the past and taking your readers with you - Writing.ie

Making History Believable (Parachute) - Sue Howe

Q&As and profiles

My favourite.... The London Library - Books Ireland

Ten things I'd like my readers to know about me - Female First

Interview as inaugural judge - Bath Flash Fiction Award

Author interview - Bath Short Story Award

A Journey from law to writing - Belfast Telegraph

An unconventional path to fiction - University Observer

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Interview with Donna Freed (Orphans) - Radio Gorgeous

A home filled with novel ideas  (Orphans) -  Metro UK

Author interview (Orphans) - Orphans  & Care Leavers in Fiction

Author interview  (Orphans) - Cheryl Holloway

Author interviews (Orphans & Siren & Parachute) - Jaffa Reads Too

Author interview (Siren) - Jera's Jamboree

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Author interview (Parachute) - Triskele Books

Author interview (Parachute) - Life Between Pages

Author interview (Parachute) - Litro

Rising Star - Culture Northern Ireland 

Interview  & guest blog - Strictly Writing