About me

Thanks for checking out my website. I've been a professional writer all my working life. My commissions include fiction and non fiction books; original tv dramas and contributions to series; radio scripts; screenplays; chamber opera libretti; and work in digital media. 

Here's a list of my recent fiction: 

The Month Of Borrowed Dreams, the fourth in my series of Finfarran novels, is on 
pre-order now and comes out on June 7th 2018 .  

The Mistletoe Matchmaker book #3 in the series was published by Hachette Irl in October 2017 

Summer at the Garden Café book #2 in the series was published by Hachette Irl in May 2017. 

A second edition comes out April 2018.

The Library at the Edge of the World book #1 in the Finfarran series, was published in 2016. 

IN THE US AND CANADA  The Library at the Edge of the World  was published in November 2017, by Harper Perennial. 

 " A delicious feast of a novel. Sink in and feel enveloped by the beautiful world of Felicity Hayes-McCoy." ~ Cathy Kelly
" A charming and heartwarming story." ~ Jenny Colgan
"Engaging, sparkling, and joyous." ~ The Sunday Times

IN THE US AND CANADA Summer at the Garden Café will be published by Harper Perennial  in September 2018. 

You can pre-order it now from your choice of online sites.

Barnes & Noble: https://goo.gl/iTbEkH
Books-a-Million: https://goo.gl/UWvFCN
Google Play: https://goo.gl/NeEXKi

Translation rights in The Library at The Edge of The World have been sold to Germany, Italy, Holland, France, China and South Korea and are available from 2017. Summer at the Garden Café will be published in France in summer 2018.


I was born in Dublin, Ireland, studied English and Irish language and literature at University College Dublin and emigrated to London in my early twenties where I built a successful career, first as an actress and then as a writer. In 1986 I met and married the English opera director Wilf Judd, then Artistic Director of The Garden Venture at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House. 

In 1995 Wilf and I set up JHM, an umbrella company under which creative work arising out of our shared artistic values is conceived and made. A JHM project involves work by one or both of us working partnership, often in collaboration with others. 

Wilf and I share a love of literature, theatre, ecology and design, and our life and work are now divided between a flat in inner-city London and a stone house at the western end of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula.


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