Hazel Gaynor is an author and freelance journalist. Her first novel ‘The Girl Who Came Home’ was self-published in March 2012 and reached No.1 in the Amazon Kindle chart for Historical Fiction.
After leaving her corporate career in 2009, Hazel began to seriously pursue her love of writing, establishing an award-winning blog ‘Hot Cross Mum’ and writing for press and websites in Ireland and the UK.
Her love of history and historical fiction resulted in her first novel, which is set around events on Titanic. She is now working on her second historical fiction novel based in late Victorian and Edwardian London.
Hazel contributes to national writing website writing.ie, reviews books for hellomagazine.com and also has her own writing blog whimsandtonic.worpress.com
Originally from North Yorkshire, England, Hazel now lives in Ireland with her husband and two young children.
Hazel is represented by Sheila Crowley of Curtis Brown, London.
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Alvin and the Chipmunks movies make my eyes sore and my ears sad.
@GillianBagwell So fascinating to read this, especially since I am reading Rose Tremain's wonderful 'Merivel' at the moment.
LOVE this! Another brilliant @Booktrust blog post from @matthaig1 - 10 reasons not to be a writer http://t.co/9cquieXDqm
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For this month’s ‘Then and Now’ feature I am delighted to welcome crime writer, Louise Phillips, to the blog to share her ups and …. ups of the past twelve months. From many years of hard work to huge debut success, Louise is a fantastic example of how keeping going…
They say that women are great multi-taskers, and whoever ‘they’ are, I tend to agree (this, from a woman who is writing a blog post, while listening to the sounds of washing machine, dishwasher and bread maker whirring away, while encouraging children to colour inside the lines and repeatedly getting…
I am clearly very interested in all things Titanic and when I learnt, earlier this year, that the plans of Australian businessman, Clive Palmer, to build Titanic II really were serious, I had to find out more. With so much historical interest and deep human emotion attached to Titanic, it…