After a brief stint as a stand-up comedian, she turned her hand to writing and is the author of the international best-selling titles: Pack Up The Moon, No Way To Say Goodbye, The Truth Will Out, The One I Love, The Space Between Us, and Somewhere Inside of Happy. Her sixth novel, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick for Spring 2015. She has also written a children's novel, The Fearless Five, published in 2019.
For screen she has written for BBC’s Holby City and RTE’s Striking Out. She is adapting The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes as a feature and developing an original drama for Blinder Films and Virgin.