Cuts & Bruises

“Cuts & Bruises” is the debut young adult novel by Irish novelist Kelly O’Flaherty, inspired by her experiences growing up with depression and self-harming tendencies. Brutally honest, Cuts & Bruises is the story of two tormented souls fighting their way through the darkness, together.

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  • A Stream of Thought Update
    I haven’t written in a long time. I’ve thought about it a lot, constantly, but I quickly end up going into a mental spiral about it. “Blogging” is a tough game, if that’s even what I’m doing. I’ve heard all the advice, I’ve read the numerous articles that break it all down into digestible bullet… Continue Reading →
  • “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder”: Book Review
    “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” by Holly Jackson is a story following teenager Pippa Fitz Amobi who has become rather obsessed with an “open and shut” case of murder 5 years ago in her town. Sal Singh took the fall for the death of his girlfriend, Andie Bell after he was found dead in… Continue Reading →
  • Cuts & Bruises: Publishing Update #3
    It’s been a long time since I’ve written here. The recent phase of editing for “Cuts & Bruises” simply took over and I had no time nor energy for anything else. But now, I am finally moving on to the next stage so thought I’d write a quick update. I received the second proof copy… Continue Reading →
  • Cuts & Bruises: Publishing Update #2
    Time for another update! In case you’re new here, I’m planning to write at least monthly updates in the run-up to the launch of my debut novel, “Cuts & Bruises” next year. It’s been a very exciting journey so far (and will continue to be so), but also quite stressful. I want to write a… Continue Reading →

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