• About The Author

  • Niamh McAnally, The Writer On The Water
    Agent: Brian Langan, StoryLine Literary Agency

    Niamh McAnally is an Irish-born author, former TV director, and youngest daughter of the late BAFTA award-winning actor, Ray McAnally, and actor, Ronnie Masterson. Niamh has traveled all over the world and lived and worked as a volunteer in many island nations in the Caribbean and the South Pacific.


    In 2016 she helped a solo sailor crew his boat from Florida to the Bahamas. It was only supposed to last a month. Niamh soon realized she had not only found the life she loved but also the love of her life.


    She and Captain Gary have sailed as far north as Maine in the USA and south to Grenada. They are now joyfully married. Many of her stories are inspired by her travels on land and at sea. Flares Up: A Story Bigger Than The Atlantic was conceived when she witnessed Paul Hopkins and Phil Pugh cross the finish line after rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic. She has been shortlisted for the inagural Vikki Orvice Award for New Women's Sports Writing in The Sunday Times 2023 Sports Book Awards.


    Her short story 'Haul Out' is featured in the anthology A Page from My Life, and she has been published in The Journal, Sail and Subsea magazines. She currently writes for Caribbean Compass magazine.

  • Books

    FLARES UP: A Story Bigger Than The Atlantic

    (UK, Europe, Australia, Japan, USA 5 Sept 2022)

    Niamh McAnally

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