Andrea Mara

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Interviews & Articles on Writing


In Penguin’s Dead Good Books talking about suspense novels.

Writer’s Block – an interview with Sophie Grenham in The Gloss

What is an armchair detective? for the Irish Times

An interview on the Ryan Tubridy show, with Oliver Callan Ryan Tubridy Show

Where do you get your ideas? for

Great to see small and independent publishers getting a shout-out, and delighted that The Sleeper Lies is on this list in the Irish Times

One Click is in great company on the RTÉ.ie books of the year roundup by Sinéad Crowley: RTÉ.ie :

“Irish crime fiction had another great year with gripping reads including Skin Deep, the darkest tale yet from multiple award winning Liz Nugent, The Rúin, a terrific debut from Dervla McTiernan and the scarily believable One Click by Andrea Mara.”

Partners in Crime: Why women excel at this chilling genre in the Independent Weekend Magazine

Sunday Independent – Book Awards announcement

Inside Books – interview Podcast

Tiny triggers: the real details that inspire fiction for Irish Times

From mutual funds to murder – an interview with

I’m not ready to delete Facebook, for

Why I love social media and how it saves me, for

The Tweet that changed my life – Swirl and Thread

Plotter Vs Pantser – avoiding the locked room, for

Spare Words – my biggest and best tip for writing characters, on

Pram in the hall? My problem is the phone in my hand – for Irish Times online

From Parent Blogging to Fiction – three authors tell me their stories for the Examiner

An interview on living in Dun Laoghaire, growing up in Carrigaline, and the difference between working in the IFSC and working from home for The Gloss Magazine.

How to write a book in just 43 years and 24 easy steps for Swirl and Thread

An interview with Kim Bielenberg for Write Side in the Independent

Who would play your characters in a movie and are any of them based on real people? An interview for MumsOnline / Easy Parenting magazine.

On never giving up – for

Writing is rewriting and in my case, this was completely true – or completely not true, depending on your perspective – a piece I wrote for

Why write a book? A guest post on bestselling author Catherine Ryan Howard’s blog

Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Examiner

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