Monday, 19 January 2015


I'm very excited to reveal the cover for my second novel: Celestial Land and Sea!

Celestial Land and Sea will be published next month (February 2015) by Open Books, when it will be available to purchase from a variety of different places. In the meantime however, it can be pre-ordered directly from Open Books here in either paperback or ebook.

Click here to visit my author page on the Open Books website, and click here to visit the novel's description. You can also click the images below to visit the relevant pages.

I can't wait for you to read Celestial Land and Sea! I had such fun writing it. I'd love to hear any thoughts you have.

Amy x

Celestial Land and Sea description (from the Open Books website):

Nine years after moving from Belfast to London, Grace Byrne wonders whether or not she made the right decision. She finds little satisfaction in working for the Anchor news team, and the eternal bitterness of her boss doesn't make it any easier. The only positive thing about being stuck in the office every day is Andy, with whom she has been smitten since first joining the Anchor team. After a less than comfortable conversation with her boss’s assistant, Grace returns to her flat in Hampstead contemplating whether she herself might be the real cause of her dissatisfaction.

Her modest flat is her sanctuary; yet when Grace returns home exhausted on a particularly blustery evening, she discovers a door in her home that she's certain she has never seen before. Rife with curiosity, she opens the door, takes one tentative step, and falls into an abyss, leaving behind her home in Hampstead and landing inside a pirate ship on Clare Island, Mayo.

As Grace begins to unravel what has happened to her, she learns that she must now walk in the boots of Gráinne O'Malley, the notorious sixteenth-century female Irish pirate. At first, the reasons for this trans-migration and identity exchange are not clear, but Grace accepts her mission to follow in Gráinne's footsteps.

Cast into the drama of a revolt against Queen Elisabeth I, Grace finds her courage, her inherent sense of purpose, her distant heritage, her present-day raison d’etre, and of course love. Celestial Land and Sea transports readers to the generational source of our shared heritage, and of our recurring challenges and our transcendent triumphs. 

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