I am so happy to share the news that Sharon Thompson has just signed with Bloodhound Books, one of the UK’s leading independent publishers of crime and thriller fiction. The book will be released later this winter.
“Meet Peggy. An unmarried 1950s woman like no other.”
Peggy Bowden is a thirty-year-old, back-street abortionist and brothel owner in 1950s Dublin. Her past comes back to haunt her, when a girl from her home county of Sligo, arrives to her door looking for an abortion. The books peels back the layers of Peggy’s world, an unmarried, ambitious woman living in the harshness of 1950s Ireland. With a lack of contraception, rights and respect, feisty Peggy takes on the church, the law and the emerging, criminal underworld of Dublin.
Sharon Thompson lives in Donegal, Ireland and writes crime fiction, short stories and commercial fiction.
She is an avid member of Imagine, Write, Inspire an on-line writing group, under the mentorship of HarperCollins author Carmel Harrington.
Her published short stories can be found in Brilliant Flash Fiction, Silver Apples, WritingRaw, North West Words and two anthologies by Imagine, Write, Inspire. Elijah Lucian also recorded her story for his audio flash-fiction site.
Her non-fiction pieces were published on the International Dangerous Women’s Project and on various websites. Drunk Monkeys published her short story in July and The Incubator will feature her flash-fiction this month.
#WritersWise is her collaboration with writer, Dr Liam Farrell. This is a trending, fortnightly, promotional tweet-chat with corresponding Facebook page and website (www.writerswise1.wordpress.com). It’s mission is to encourage and support writers to reach as wide an audience as possible.
On Sunday mornings, Sharon’s regular column is on Woman’s Words with Donegal Woman website and Facebook. www.donegalwoman.ie.