Errant writer of SF & Fantasy for children, teens, and adults
Alex Dunne is an Irish author living in Canada. She spends her time thinking up fantastical tales for children, teens, and adults and drinking far too much tea. Alex has a BA in English & History from the University of Limerick and an MA in Literature & Publishing from NUI Galway. She is a co-founder of Silver Apples Magazine, an online literary journal dedicated to showcasing the best of Irish and international writing. Her first children's novel is being published by The O'Brien Press in September 2022. You can follow Alex on Twitter and Instagram @alexdunnewrites.
The Book of Secrets
‘When the fairies arrived in Clonbridge town, the wind changed direction.’
For the first time in over fifty years, the Trooping Fairies arrive in the small town of Clonbride for their annual revels. Their arrival awakens other creatures, who have mischief and chaos in mind.
Cat Donnelly and her friends spend their final day of school before midterm break swapping scary stories and planning the ultimate trick-or-treating strategy. But with the Fairies back in town, this Halloween will be one where Cat has to face real danger and use all her wits and bravery to save those she loves.
‘The whole world had turned upside down and she needed to fix it.’
"The Parting", Paper Lanterns, Issue 8 (2022)
"The Lunch Date", Silver Apples Magazine, Issue 6 (2015)
"Catchfools City", Silver Apples Magazine, Issue 1 (2014)
events & appearances
I was honoured to be chosen for a panel on Mythological Creature Features for Quarancon 2022. You can check out the chaos here:
Occasionally I like to do other things...
A literary magazine I co-founded with Gráinne O'Brien that showcases the best in new Irish and international writing
The (oft-neglected blog) I started with my friend Sarah that covers all the strange and unusual stuff you wish you learned in school!
An anthology of four short radio plays written and produced in six weeks during the 2020 lockdown (sure what else would you be doing with your time?