Michelle was one of those sporty types growing up, all bony elbows and knees, and as she lived on an island, it stood to reason she’d spend her first couple of decades taking in the salty, seaweedy air at the local rowing club (not the serene looking, posh rowing, but the other kind, undertaken by hardy fishermen).
This was where she learned just about everything she ever needed to know about anything. They brought home the County’s, All-Ireland’s were won, but the banter on the bus was always the real prize. From there it made sense that she’d leave town and join another club/asylum and found herself wearing a blue helmet somewhere in South Lebanon.
She’d become attached to the UN, but more importantly, to B-Company, the boldest, brightest, bravest the Irish army had to offer. She called them lots of other names too, but only to their faces. As tracer rounds lit up the sky above her and artillery rained down, she learned the words of every patriotic Irish song ever written and how to smile, laugh, and joke about things that would otherwise have you curled in a ball, rocking back and forth in the corner of the room.
Once her eyes had been opened and she returned to Irish soil, Michelle was promoted and following a spell back at college, is now a part of a company providing physiotherapy and staff training in nursing homes and hospitals all over Munster. A slower pace, but still an unruly bunch when they want to be. She’s back living on the island of Cobh with her husband Dominic and their daughter Emily and the hundreds of colourful characters waiting to make their way onto a piece of paper.
While Nobody is Watching is Michelle’s third book, which draws from her military experiences and the types of relationships that form within its ranks.
Where to Find Michelle?
You can find out more Michelle on her website https://www.michelledunnebooks.com
If Facebook is you thing, then you can Michelle at https://www.facebook.com/MichelleDunneAuthor
You can also follow her on Twitter @NotDunneYet
Did Someone Order Cactus?
Did Someone Order Cactus? is the prequel to It’s Just Turbulance
Can women really be friends for life or will distance, betrayal or even everyday life get in the way? Alison Bruce is haunted by this question as she waits in a London addiction treatment facility to find out if her life will change for the better, or spiral even further out of control.
The life of Alison Bruce is one big party, which up until now, she shared with her two best friends. But their lives are about to take off in very different directions and Alison can’t help but feel like she’s about to be left behind. Desperate to escape the house where she grew up and her alcoholic mother, she finds Zach; the gorgeous would-be rock star, on his way to London with his band and Alison is determined that it won’t all happen without her. But London life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and a spur of the moment trip back to Ireland finally brings the party crashing to a halt. With her life spiraling out of control, Alison is forced to see of the kind of person that she’s become and suddenly everything she’s ever cared about is on the line.
Jen Sommers never doubted that her future professional life would be a high powered one and would take place somewhere much more glamorous than Cork. So by the time she reached LA, all that was left to do was find her niche in a country that might as well be on another planet. But as her career finally begins to take off and love blossoms with the gorgeous Jake, details of his double life force her to grow up and realize that things aren’t always what they seem.
Unlike Jen and Alison, Erin’s life was running according to a very detailed plan: she would stay in Ireland, realize her dream of attending UCC and become the first Chandler with a degree. But without her two best friends, Erin has little else to smile about. She’s stuck in rainy old Ireland with three stone of excess body weight, which has haunted her all her life. Add to this an abusive boyfriend and a crisis pregnancy and it isn’t long before Erin’s careful plans begin to unravel. Now she must come to terms with her darkening future and Paul’s infidelities, one of which was enough to shake her to her core.
Did Someone Order Cactus? Is a story of un-shakable friendships, very shaky romances and the best laid plans come undone.
It’s Just Turbulence (The Turbulent Series Book 2)
How many wrong turns can you take in life, before the way back becomes impossible to find?
Struggling to maintain her status as a “recovering” alcoholic, Alison Bruce is to once again have her life turned upside down when the file of a man named Ralph Heines is landed on her desk. Having struggled for years to move on from her past, this stranger was about to drag her back into it. Left with no choice, Alison sets out to discover what really happened on the night that changed her life and what part Ralph Heines played in it.
Erin Chandler could never be accused of coasting easily through life, but when recession hit, it hit with force, leaving Erin un-employed and living hand to mouth in a rundown council tenement. But this was just the beginning of her problems. Her daughter, Emma’s future now looked as un-certain as her own and when her estranged and poisonous father suddenly injects himself back into their lives, things go from bad to worse for both of them. Weighed down with worry over Emma’s safety and her own sanity, Erin needs to find a way out of her welfare existence and away from the man who threatens to destroy her.
Jen Sommers is a beautiful, strong and independent woman who has just about managed to survive the dog eat dog fashion industry in LA for just over five years. But now her business is going under with Jen at the helm. Out of options and out of time, Jen can no longer hide her desperation over coffee with Clive, her valued acquaintance and friend. But her honesty proves to be a huge mistake, as Clive presents her with a costly way to save her business and get back on top.
Three women, three very different lives, but they soon discover that all roads lead back to each other.
While Nobody Is Watching.
“Page-turning thriller debut from someone who knows the world’s trouble spots close up. Michelle Dunne is the real deal.” – bestselling author Cathy Kelly
A semi-inflated football and a curious little girl.
They called it peacekeeping. For Corporal Lindsey Ryan it was anything but.
It’s been three years since that bright day in the Golan Heights and the explosion which killed two and changed the survivors forever.
Now Lindsey deals with the many problems of the city’s troubled youth, to distract her from her own. But as damp days turn to night, the kids return home, or somewhere like it, and she returns to her own private war. One that exists solely for her.
Certain that she’s being watched and certain that she’s losing her mind, Lindsey battles with the demons of post-traumatic stress, while a very real threat edges ever closer until she finds herself face to face with someone who wants nothing more than to finally help her to die.
And it’s the last person she ever could have seen coming.
Blue helmets and blurred lines – While Nobody is Watching delves into the dark world of PTSD and a battle-scarred soldier struggling to find a place in her new world.
Set in Cork City, this urban Irish feminist psychological thriller features a female Irish army veteran suffering from PTSD. Stalker meets military veteran, and her ex-service dog Frank in a side of Ireland that few see.
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