Author snapped up by agency

A self-published author has been snapped up by an agency after her books sold more than 20,000 copies.

Mum-of-three Casey Kelleher, 33, from Three Bridges, penned crime thrillers ‘Rotten to the Core’ and ‘Rise and Fall.’

Casey, who gave up her job in the beauty industry to focus on her writing, has now been signed by The Andrew Lownie literacy agency in London – and pop star Plan B is even reading one of her books.

Casey said: “It is a great feeling to be signed up with an agency.  

“I submitted my book to just one agency this September. Within just four hours of me contacting the agency, they requested to see my full manuscripts. Two weeks after that I signed up.

“Having my books published is an amazing feeling. I am often told by people who I would have least expected to read my genre of writing, how much they have enjoyed my books.

“My book is also currently in the hands of Plan B, aka Ben Drew. His inspirational début film ‘Ill Manors’  that he wrote is of similar writing to my second novel Rise and Fall.”

Casey said her writing is heavily influenced by authors Martina Cole, Kimberly Chambers and Mandasue Heller. She said she would encourage any budding writer to give publishing a novel a go. She said: “I would say go for it! Put pen to paper and just go for it. My family and friends are extremely supportive, and very proud. They are all my biggest fans.”

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