Nuala is currently in her final year of an MA in Creative Writing at York St John University and she lives in York with her husband and five year old son. Nuala submitted the first three opening chapters of her London based novel, Soho, 4am, to the Agency, and an hour later we had requested the complete manuscript and read it in one go.
All the action in the novel takes place in Soho over the course of twenty-four hours. It is set against the background of two real events. The first is the announcement in Trafalgar Square of London’s successful bid to stage the 2012 Olympic Games. The second is the terrorist bombing on the Underground when, overnight, the mood of the city changes from one of euphoria to one of horror.
I can’t give any further information about the story as we are currently preparing the manuscript for submission to UK publishers.
After graduating from Durham in 2001, Nuala moved to London where she worked in the busy, eccentric office of the Chelsea Arts Club by day and sang in various nightspots around London by night. The experiences she had while living there, and the characters she met, formed the basis of what would go on to become Soho, 4am.