I’d be delighted if you’d like to sign my guestbook and leave me a message. Just leave a comment below and thanks for dropping by.


  1. Hi Roisin
    I have just finished my first of your many books (The Anniversary) and am hooked.
    You’ve shortened the winter for me already. I was touched by the dedication before I even started “For the people of Miltown Malbay for their warm welcome”. I am also a blow in to Miltown and love living here. When I mentioned to my mother that we had an author from Limerick living in Miltown she was able to inform me that you were in the Irish bestsellers and had read several of your books and loved them. Mothers are always ten steps ahead of of their daughters.
    I loved how the characters related to each other as the story unfolded. The book blends the experiences of city and country living and attitudes beautifully. It was a very touching read. Keep writing.
    Eileen Ryan ……down the road from you.

    • Eileen, thanks so much for your lovely words, delighted you enjoyed The Anniversary, and delighted that your mother likes the books too (my mother has been 20 steps ahead of me all my life). Miltown Malbay is a great spot, I’m thrilled to have a base here. Be sure to give a shout next time you’re passing my house (presume you know where it is), would love to meet a fellow blow-in! R xx

  2. Hi Roisin
    I have just discovered your fabulous books. Iv just finished reading ONe Summer. Love your style of writing! I got quite emotional when poor Walter died. Loved the book so much I have now bought After the wedding and Something in common on Kindle. Keep up the writing!
    Geri Ryan

  3. Hi Roisin, I’ve only recently discovered your books on my Kindle and bought and read every single one of them. Thank you so much – I absolutely love your writing and can’t wait to read the next one (when?). Kind regards from Cape Town, South Africa, Erica

  4. I Roisin I was just wondering what is your favourite type of book to write

    • Hi Katie – that would be the kind of books I write all the time, fictional stories set in present day Ireland about ordinary people who try to cope with everything that life throws at them. 😀

  5. Jacqueline Derby

    Hi Roisin absolutely loved your book The Anniversary! Couldn’t put it down so needless to say there wasn’t much housework done until I finished it 😂😂. Looking forward to your next book. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent for story telling 😊😊

    • Hi Jacqueline, thanks so much for taking the time to get in touch. I’m delighted you enjoyed The Anniversary – sorry about the no-housework bit, but take it from me, a house survives fine with the minimum of housework (hate it!) Roisin xx

  6. Loved your book The People Next Door . . . I’m going to search for other books you’ve written. I really enjoy your writing style!

  7. Hi Roisin,
    I just finished Life Drawing for Beginners as well as Semi-Sweet.
    I loved them, and tried to pace myself as to make them last longer. I felt so invested in Audrey, Michael,Carmel and Barry, and have gone on to imagine that they now live happily all together, with Michael and Audrey very happily married and having a baby soon.

    I saw that you have a book coming out this summer-2081-and eagerly await it here in Boston.
    What a gift you have!


    • Hi Colleen, thanks so much for taking the time to get in touch, I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed the two US publications, and hope you like any others you come across. The Anniversary is scheduled for Irish publication on June 28th, hope it doesn’t take too long to get up on Amazon and the other sites….you could also try http://www.kennys.ie which offers free worldwide postage: they might have it earlier as they’re Irish. They don’t do pre-orders, books only go up when they take delivery of them. Best, Roisin xx

  8. Hi Roisin, I have just finished reading your trilogy about life on Roone. Thank you so much, I loved the books and the characters were so realistic. Will you write another sequel?

  9. Hi Rosin, I just finished reading “Life Drawing for Beginners”, which, interestingly, I picked up at a library sale. It was a wonderful story , inspiring my search for more of your books and as another person wrote on here, leaving me wanting another story about Audrey and the rest of the cast !

    Best wishes

    • Hi Valerie, thanks a mill for taking the time to get in touch, delighted you enjoyed LIfe Drawing for Beginners – I have to confess, because I’m probably not supposed to have favourites (!) that Audrey retains a special place in my heart! So you never know……R xx

      • Deborah Duncan

        I just finished Life Drawing for Beginners, and loved it. You managed to fill this book with so much love and heart, I cried. Losing lovely Kevin, Michael accepting Barry and Carmel, Jackie and James, Zarek. I loved them all. Would you ever consider revisiting these people and updating their stories? Your readers would thank you for it. Deborah in Canada.

      • HI Deborah, thanks a million for taking the time to get in touch, delighted you enjoyed Life Drawing for Beginners – I must admit I have a soft spot for Audrey and the rest of them. No immediate plans for a follow-up but I’m certainly not ruling it out. In the meantime, you should find Semi-Sweet in bookshops, it was my other US and Canada publication – and if you’re looking online for any others, be aware that Semi-Sweet was published as Love in the Making in Ireland, and Life Drawing for Beginners was The Things We do for Love over here. Best, Roisin xx

  10. I have recently found your books – my first introducton was Two Fridays in April – I thought it was beautiful. I have literally just finished I’II be Home For Christmas and as always at the end of a good read I feel withdrawal symptons. What happens to Tilly? Surely there has to be a follow up?. There is so much that I as your reader wants to know about how she fairs now she has come across her new family..
    Good luck and I wish you well

    • Jane, thanks so much for taking the time to comment, and I’m delighted you’re enjoying the books. Yes, there will be a follow-up to Tilly’s story. This is the third book in the Roone series – the first was meant to be a stand-alone, but the characters stayed in my head afterwards and refused to leave, so I wrote a second, and then a third (with other books in between, mind you). Now I thought three was it, but I’ve had so many requests for another I think I’ll have to go back. My own fault for leaving a few loose ends! Not sure when it’ll happen, but probably in the next couple of years. In the meantime, there are a few others to keep you going……! Roisin xxx

      • Hi Roisin – thanks so much for your lovely response. When I came across I’ll be Home For Christmas it was the only one so I had no idea that it was the third in a trilogy. But it made no difference as it completely stood alone and what I am in awe of is the way you weaved together so many events and so many emotional roller-coasters to create a wonderful believable story that was all set over the course of just 10 days. Absolutely amazing ! xxJane

      • Ah thanks Jane – you’re a great boost to the old ego! R xx

  11. Have just finished reading your trilogy set on Roone. What wonderful books. The third one with Tilly really resonated with me. I too was adopted albeit in England and the circumstances were very different. Adopted at 6 weeks old, it took me over 30 years to trace my birth mother and when I finally traced her to a nursing home in London, she died 5 months later. She was from Mountrath a small town in Ireland near Portlaoise. I smiled when I read that ‘Roone would be talking about Tilly for a few month’s. I was the talk of Mountrath for a long time and even now the local publican crosses himself every time he sees me! Through my search I inherited a brother and 55 first cousins.
    Your writing portrays the beauty of the Irish countryside and the Irish people so well.

    Mary x

  12. Hello, I absolutely loved life drawing…. I didn’t want the book to end! Now I have to find your other books. Thank you for writing. Such good books.
    Patricia green

    • Patricia – delighted to hear, thanks so much for letting me know! Hope you find the others. Bear in mind that Life Drawing came out in Ireland as The Things We Do for Love, and Semi-Sweet, my other US publication, was published here first as Love in the Making. Just in case you’re looking on Amazon or other online sites, and it’s not made clear. Other than that, knock yourself out! Roisin xx

  13. When is your next book out and what it called

  14. I loved the Roone island trilogy, I so hope there will be more ‘Roone” stories. Thank you!

    • Mary – thank you for letting me know, delighted to hear. Yes, I think a Roone return is inevitable! It will take a while – I have to finish the one I’m on, and possibly write a follow-up to it…..but I will be thinking about Roone when I get a chance. Watch this space! Roisin xx

  15. Deirdre McCarthy

    Hi I read The Street Where You Live over the festive season and I loved it. It was a good time to read it as I could sit down and devour the book. Read in record time, which is the usual story with your books. Looking forward to the next book, I will keep it for my summer holidys so I can read it in a few sittings. There is nothing greater than finding an author where one book is as super as the last.

  16. Hi Roisin. Just finished I’ll be home for Christmas, my first Roisin Meaney book. Absolutely loved it! Why have I only just found you?! Please let us have a follow-up. We’ve got to find out what happens next.
    Meantime I’ll have to catch up with books 1and 2.
    Many thanks x

    • Susan – delighted you found me! I’m very shy and retiring, just write the books and then sit quietly in the dark, hoping to hear from people like you! Yes check out One Summer and After the Wedding, and if you’re still enjoying them you can try some of the others. Thanks a million for taking the time to let me know, it means a lot – Roisin xx

  17. I have just read “After the Wedding “. It It is the first book of yours that I have read and I enjoyed it so much! Thank you for a happy ending . I just couldn’t put the book down and will be off to find another very soon. Thank you.

    • Helen, delighted you enjoyed it, and thanks a million for taking the time to let me know. If you’re after happy endings, probably best to avoid ‘Something in Common’….. you’re safe enough with the rest! xx

  18. Hello Roisin, I have just read and loved “I’ll be home for Christmas”. I really want to know how things turn out for Tilly and see how her relationship with her sister Laura ( and her family) develops, especially want to find out more about her ability to see Walter! So many loose ends 😉. My grandmother was a native Irish speaker before she emigrated to USA. I started school in Ireland,then we moved to England and I married and emigrated to Norway, but still feel the pull! Please continue this series! Gill

    • Gill, delighted you enjoyed I’ll be home for Christmas, sorry about the loose ends! 😉 This is the third in my Roone series, and I’ll probably revisit the island at some stage, so I had to leave a few dangly bits for me to grab onto! Roisin x

  19. Hi Roisin,

    I’ve read all your books and now I want more..I am now retired so I have lots of time to read.
    I am eagerly awaiting your next book.
    Thank you.

    Carmel 😍

    • Hi Carmel, delighted to hear you’ve read them all, thanks so much, and thanks for taking the time to let me know. Must be lovely to have all the reading time in the world….I’m a hopelessly slow reader and there just aren’t enough hours in my time off bits of the day to get through half the books I want to read. Roll on retirement! Happy Christmas to you – Roisin xx

  20. Sharon Reisinger

    I love the Roone Island series and look forward to reading more of your books! I see in the comment below you are considering writing another Roone Island book – that certainly gets my vote!

  21. Hello Roisin I just read THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE. I loved it I will be looking out for more of your books. Thank youBetty Carr xxx

  22. Oh my goodness….have just read all 3 of your Roone books, totally enthralled. Delighted at night to go to bed and read that little bit further. Please tell me me there will be a 4th or 5th as they all grow up adults/kids and everything else. Great reads, now I am going on to catch up on all your other books but if they like the Roone collection or NOT I know I will not be disappointed. Thank you.

    • Marion – thanks so much for getting in touch, delighted you enjoyed the Roone series! I absolutely loved writing all three books, but I did think that might be it, was afraid I might get stale if I tried to keep it going – but the demand is growing for another, so I think I may well go back to the island before too long more…watch this space! And yes, hope you enjoy any others you pick up, thanks again, Roisin xx

  23. P.s I hope you have visited NZ … or come over for some research! 😀

  24. Hi Roisin :),

    I just finished reading your gorgeous book The Street Where You Live. I loved it! So excited to read more of your books soon. I am in New Zealand waiting for warm weather (come on spring). Your book kept me smiling and unfortunately I couldn’t put it down, so it’s been finished in record time.

    Melanie 😀

    • Hi Melanie – delighted you hear you enjoyed The Street Where You Live, and thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. I love hearing from readers, particularly when they’re on the other side of the world – love the idea that the books are going where I haven’t – yet! I have a cousin who lives in NZ and I keep threatening to visit her……one of these years maybe! Roisin xx

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