Aoife studied Modern History at Oxford University, got married and spent her twenties reproducing. She loves children’s books and her shelves are coming down with childhood favourites which her three offspring would definitely appreciate if only they would sit still long enough to listen.
Aoife has combined her lifelong interests in literature and writing with a more enforced recent interest in actual children, and her first children’s novel, Look After Me, which was is published by Andersen Press in February 2014.
Aoife’s second novel, Too Close to Home, is published in July 2015.
Too Close to Home
Meet Minny: her life is a complicated whirlwind of unbearable PE lessons, annoying friends and impossible-to-live-with siblings. Minny is desperate for some space in a house spilling over with family and hangers-on. She has to contend with her autistic sister Aisling’s school bullies, whilst trying to keep her self-absorbed BFF Penny happy, and look normal in front of new boy Franklin. And on top of this, now Dad has announced that he’s returning to London – with his new girlfriend.
Secrets, lies and home truths will out, frying pans will be burnt, and arguments will flare up in a story full of humour, honesty and minor household emergencies.
Publisher: Andersen Press
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
LOOK AFTER ME – Buy it here.
‘But we don’t know the first thing about looking after babies.’
Phoebe’s mum and dad are foster parents, and they’re having a tough time. Her dad’s moved out for bit, and her little foster brothers are playing up. So when Phoebe and her brother Adam find a baby abandoned in their den, they decide to try and look after her themselves . . .
PUBLISHER: Andersen Press
PUBLICATION DATE: 6th Feb 2014