Adele O'Neill


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Having lived and worked in the UK and Dublin since college, Adele now lives in her home town in Co. Wicklow with her husband and two teenage daughters. She writes overlooking the Irish Sea and is an active member of the Wexford Literary Festival committee.

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Brothers & Sisters

4.10 avg rating — 672 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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Behind a Closed Door

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When the Time Comes

3.61 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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“This is what life is for all of us, a series of emotional responses to human experiences that are riddled with happiness, joy, grief, sorrow and fear.”
Adele O'Neill

“For me, the measure of a good story is how much it makes me feel and as most writers will agree, a character that evokes an empathetic response, is a character that a reader will invest in. As a writer of issue based fiction, it's heart-warming to hear that a reader was crying at a scene that made you cry when you wrote it and while scene setting and plot progression are important, it is finding the correct balance of emotion in a sub-text that can make all the difference to an authentic character and how they carry the story to a satisfying conclusion.”
Adele O'Neill

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