About

Evie Gaughan is the author of The Heirloom, a fusion of historical and contemporary fiction set in Ireland and The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris, a magical story about a French boulangerie.  Her third novel, The Story Collector, will be published by Urbane Publications in June 2018.

Living on the West Coast of Ireland, which is not renowned for its sunny climate, Evie escapes from the inclement weather into a converted attic, to write stories and dream about underfloor heating. Growing up in a walled medieval city, Evie developed a love of storytelling and all things historical. With a taste for the magical in everyday life, her stories are full of ordinary characters with extraordinary tales to tell.

Evie is also an artist and has been known to hold the odd exhibit of her works in her native Galway.

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20 thoughts on “About

  1. Love having found you on Dan Alatorre’s blog! ireland, you say? I once lived in Connemara and worked in Galway, and yes, I wrote a novel set there! Ireland will do this to a person. And, while I’ve got you, your book cover for The Heirloom is a show-stopper!

    1. Great to ‘meet’ you Claire and may I also say that I love your covers too 🙂 Ah Connemara, my spiritual home! Lucky you getting to live there – that’s where I go for my holidays, it’s such a special place. No wonder you were inspired! I imagine you are somewhere sunnier now though, please send some over here 😉

      1. How about Hughes Pub? I wrote about all of this in Dancing to an Irish Reel, whose original title was The Spiddal Pier. My publisher wanted a catchier title, and I do think the book cover appears more “romancy” than the book is! I’m focused on my forthcoming book these days, and will offer you this out of the goodness of my heart: if you are interested in either A Portal in Time or Dancing to an Irish Reel, I’ll e-mail you the ARC and you can park it to read whenever you get around to it. Just tell me where to send. Up to you, but there’s the offer.

  2. Hi,
    As I finished your book, then I looked at your name. my mother’s Name was Evie Loraine, We are 5th generation Irish Americans. I have been to the beautiful is land several times and would move there if possible. My husband is not to be moved. Last year while sitting on a park bench in Dingle I met an old gent that inspired me to come home and write a book about him (not published as yet ).As many I have a feel for that land as real as my right hand.looking forward to readingyour other books. Thanks, CeCeil

    1. Thanks for getting in touch CeCeil. Hearing about your ‘immovable’ husband made me smile and I love your mother’s name 🙂 You definitely picked the perfect spot in Dingle, although, as I’m from Galway myself, I have to insist that the City of the Tribes is the best! Connemara (which features heavily in the book) is my favourite spot, so if you haven’t already visited the area, tell your husband to start packing his bags again 😉

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