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Sharon Thompson is a writer living in Donegal, represented by the Trace Literary Agency. She writes crime fiction, short stories and commercial fiction. Her debut novel 'The Abandoned' was released in 2018, and she has signed for a further two crime novels with her publisher. She is the co-founder of a tweet-chat called #WritersWise.

Woman’s Words: The Healer 7 months ago

Woman’s Words: The Healer

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Sharon’s Thompson’s newest novel ‘The Healer’ became a #1 Irish Crime Bestseller in the first week of its January release – such was the excitement among the author’s fans.

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Woman’s Words: College Girls by Caitriona Coyle 12 months ago

Woman’s Words: College Girls by Caitriona Coyle

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This week on our Woman’s Words fiction series, Donegal author Caitriona Coyle shares a taster of her debut novel College Girls.

Writing this book was a life-long dream of Caitriona’s, …
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Woman’s Words: 10 reasons why the hairdresser’s is not always relaxing! 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: 10 reasons why the hairdresser’s is not always relaxing!

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Whether you enjoy your time in the salon or dread every appointment, you’ll enjoy this account.

Ten reasons why the hairdresser’s is not always a relaxing experience! 

1. The …
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Woman’s Words: ‘Hire me as a fake family member‘ 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: ‘Hire me as a fake family member‘

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Suspense is rising in this continued story from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

In Part One, we met Letterkenny blogger Matilda, who has an unusual side job of being a ‘family …
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Woman’s Words: ‘How much should I charge for a funeral?’ 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: ‘How much should I charge for a funeral?’

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The Donegal Woman’s Words creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

The first part of this short story sees a young Letterkenny woman facing an unexpected …
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Woman’s Words: Let’s talk about sex 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: Let’s talk about sex

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Let’s talk about sex. 

This part of everyday life does come up in my character’s lives. However, I don’t know what to do about it. Yes, I have said it …
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Woman’s Words: Let’s talk about mobile phones 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: Let’s talk about mobile phones

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And sometimes, they can be spiteful little things.

Our favourite devices relish swims in the toilet, getting a quick rinse in the washing machine, and putting themselves on silent mode …
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Woman’s Words: What are we giving up for Lent? 1 year ago

Woman’s Words: What are we giving up for Lent?

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The Donegal Woman’s Words creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

This short story is a great Sunday read for anyone struggling with their Lenten promises. Hetty …
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Woman’s Words: The One 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: The One

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Events: Fans celebrate Sharon’s success at debut book signing 2 years ago

Events: Fans celebrate Sharon’s success at debut book signing

It was a happy publication day for our own Woman’s Words columnist Sharon as she released The Abandoned, a gripping crime thriller set in 1950s Dublin.

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Sharon Thompson ‘blown away’ by early reviews of debut novel 2 years ago

Sharon Thompson ‘blown away’ by early reviews of debut novel

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It’s not long now until my novel The Abandoned launches into the world, so I thought I’d pop up a few details of where people can link in with me and get …
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‘Peggy insisted I write her story’ – Sharon Thompson shines a light on her dark debut novel 2 years ago

‘Peggy insisted I write her story’ – Sharon Thompson shines a light on her dark debut novel

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There is much excitement for the release of Sharon Thompson’s ‘The Abandoned’ by leading digital publishers, Bloodhound Books UK on 25th January. You can pre-order ‘The Abandoned’ here: The Abandoned – amazon.co.uk


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Woman’s Words: Ordinary Arthur goes viral 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Ordinary Arthur goes viral

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This week on Woman’s Words, Moville writer Sharon Thompson gives us another instalment in the story of Arthur.

Arthur is 68-year-old gentleman who is looking for love and life again, …
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Woman’s Words: Arthur discovers a unique method for finding love 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Arthur discovers a unique method for finding love

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Last week, Donegal Woman ran a competition which gave one of our lucky readers a chance to win a copy of the fantastic ‘Their Mistletoe Baby’ by Karin Baine.

We …
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Woman’s Words: Eight great Christmas reads 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Eight great Christmas reads

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Instead of sitting bored over the festive season or flicking through the TV why not switch off and explore some quiet reading material? To get us all Christmasy I thought …
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Woman’s Words: Felicity’s fate 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Felicity’s fate

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Surviving the man flu when you’re a woman 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Surviving the man flu when you’re a woman

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Feel Lighter Forever 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Feel Lighter Forever

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Speed Dating 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Speed Dating

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Sharon first introduced us to Arthur, the 68-year-old gentleman who is looking for love and …
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Woman’s Words: Cathy’s heartache 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Cathy’s heartache

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: An unfortunate family dinner 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: An unfortunate family dinner

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Arthur’s bad behaviour 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Arthur’s bad behaviour

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Teacher’s Pet 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Teacher’s Pet

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Arthur’s retail therapy 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Arthur’s retail therapy

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Arthur visits Crescent Close 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Arthur visits Crescent Close

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local people.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: All Arthur Needs 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: All Arthur Needs

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local women.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Hair today, gone tomorrow 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Hair today, gone tomorrow

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local women.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature written by local women for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Bosom Buddies 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Bosom Buddies

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local women.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature for readers to enjoy.

This tale …
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Woman’s Words: A Clothes Cull 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: A Clothes Cull

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Another week, another on-the-mark Donegal Woman’s Words. This creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

Each Sunday this series will showcase works of literature for readers …
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Woman’s Words: Six point plan from the auntie with no kids 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Six point plan from the auntie with no kids

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The Donegal Woman’s Words creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson.

This week we are joining an auntie with no children, who issues six pieces of …
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Woman’s Words: A sock’s destiny 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: A sock’s destiny

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Moville writer Sharon Thompson this week presents another short story exploring the life of local women.

Sock struggles are a bit of a first world problem, but we’ve all had …
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Woman’s Words: Life is good 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Life is good

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The Donegal Woman’s Words creative series returns with another tale from Moville writer Sharon Thompson. This week we are joining two ladies in the yoga studio!

Life is Good

‘Yoga …
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Woman’s Words: Addiction Intervention 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: Addiction Intervention

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This week Moville writer Sharon Thompson shares another tale exploring the life of local women.

Since beginning our Woman’s Words feature a little under two months ago, it has proved …
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Woman’s Words: What is it about visitors? 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: What is it about visitors?

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Moville writer Sharon Thompson this week presents another short story exploring the life of local women.

We’ve all been in the same situation as this week’s tale. Nobody calls to …
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Woman’s Words: When the little-black-dress is a large 2 years ago

Woman’s Words: When the little-black-dress is a large

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Moville writer Sharon Thompson this week presents another short story exploring the life of local women. Her quick snapshots of everyday events have become an enjoyable read for so many …
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