Christina McKenna

Christina McKenna

Christina McKenna is the author of the debut bestseller, "The Misremembered Man."

She grew up near the village of Draperstown, Northern Ireland. She trained as an artist before becoming a full-time author.

Her first book, the memoir "My Mother Wore a Yellow Dress," was published to great critical acclaim in 2004. It was described as a "redemptive postscript to over a decade of Irish childhood memoirs, concluding that our past, no matter how painful, need not keep us bound." She updated and revised it in 2014, and it's now available both as a paperback and a Kindle.

The memoir was followed by two nonfiction titles dealing with the paranormal: "The Dark Sacrament" and "Ireland's Haunted Women."

Her next project took the form of a novel, in her opinion the most difficult type of writing. The genesis of "The Misremembered Man" came to her in a particularly lucid dream--evidence that, in some cases, dreams do indeed come true! Her novel was published in 2008, and is a tragicomedy set in the fictional village of Tailorstown. It's book one in The Tailorstown Trilogy.

Book two, "The Disenchanted Widow," set largely in the same fictional village of Tailorstown and its immediate locality, was published in August, 2013.

Book three of the trilogy, "The Godforsaken Daughter," was published in March, 2015. It sees a return of several characters from the earlier novels, including Jamie McCloone, the star of "The Misremembered Man."

Christina's latest novel is "The Spinster Wife." Published on October 12, 2017, it's a departure for her, it being a gripping, psychological mystery. It features many of the places familiar to readers of The Tailorstown Trilogy. A surprise ending will have even the most astute reader guessing.

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Praise for "My Mother Wore a Yellow Dress":

"There have been many books recalling Irish childhoods published over the last few years, but this one stands out among the rest for the brilliance of the writing".

Irish Emigrant

"Lyrical and elegiac but never sentimental . . . "


Praise for "The Misremembered Man":

"McKenna's ability to create real human drama . . . reminded me of Brian Moore's simply wonderful The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearn."

The Washington Times

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