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After a degree in History and Philosophy and some experience in Human resources, I moved to Ireland in 2003. I worked a few years in financial services before returning to my old passion: giving life in ink to the colourful characters playing in my mind.

Published author in Denmark and Italy, I currently live in the little village of Balrothery in North Co. Dublin with my husband, two daughters and three dogs.

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Black Souls

“Lola never met her father, and her mother took her own life when she was still a toddler. Raised by her aunt Mara, a callous woman who never showed any affection towards her niece. As soon she turns, Lola moves to Malta where she meets her future husband, Fergus. The two of them will ultimately build their dream life in Ireland. Lola’s past seems forever forgotten, until the day her aunt Mara dies under suspicious circumstances and her cousin Giulia vehemently discourages her from being involved.  Uncertain about what to do, in the end, Lola flies over to Ponte Alto with her husband.

The old town had not changed much, and neither had the twisted dynamics inside the Kopfler family. Lola is transported back twenty years, and the ancient feeling of being an outsider is back. But that is not all: her presence is a threat to someone; someone who doesn't hesitate to leave a trail of blood behind to keep their secrets safe. 

The events unfold a spiderweb of evil acts, lies, and a  truth that is far crueller than anyone can imagine, and soon Lola and Fergus find themselves at the centre of a killer hunt. What they cannot imagine is that the search for the truth will bring them back to Dublin. The vicious attack of their neighbour and friend, in fact, is some way connected to the savage murders in Ponte Alto, but how? 

 Inspector Furio Zamparelli and Detective Enda McCarthey will have to join forces and start a race against the clock to stop the killings. 

The deception of the powerful Kopfler family had started. There is no coming back: Will Lola be spared? “

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Fields Of Lies, A Seacross Mystery

Michael and Bernadette are living a perfect life in the dormant little Irish village of Seacross, but things are not always as they look. Husband and wife are actually living parallel lives. Michael had embarked on a dangerous affair and Bernadette had let the past back in her life. A past she cannot make amend with without endangering the present. Bernadette knows the path she had taken had no coming back and that it will change things forever, but it is her only chance to start a new chapter with Shane, her long-lost lover. But is Shane Flynn back for love or revenge? Soon they will be all trapped in a spiral of lies, secrets and lust, and when someone goes as far as murder the castle of lies built in the last twenty-four years is destined to collapse with devastating consequences.

The Last Witch, A Seacross Mystery

Back in 1974, the dormant Irish village of Seacross is shocked by the gruesome circumstances of young Margaret Morehouse’s death. Forty-five years later history seems to repeat itself and the quiet life of the coastal Irish village is suddenly shaken by a series of ritualistic murders.
Someone had broken the pact of secrecy to obtain justice, but if the truth comes out nobody will be spared, from the future Taoiseach to the local men of power. Inspector Billy McCabe is called to investigate but what hides behind those deaths is more obscure than he thinks.  Not only the inspector will have to face his demons and test his beliefs but will also have to watch over his shoulder because nobody can be trusted, not even the ones closest to him. In the end, McCabe will find his way out of the net of lies and old secrets, but at what price?

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Interview for Out Of Standard Books



I spoke with Sabina Gabrielli Carrara, the author of The Last Witch, about her tricky plot progression, whether she hates this century or no, and what comes next. 

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AllAuthor interview with Sabina Gabrielli Carrara

"Sabina Gabrielli Carrara does an excellent job of establishing tension and intrigue in her suspense books. The writer is so skilful in its plotting and characterization. Her writing is fluid, descriptive enough, focusing mostly on dialogues that connect you to the characters. When not writing she is a full-time mum of two girls and two dogs."


"An insight in the mind of the author of twisted tales"

When writing meets style

When writing meets style

Style profile by Dominique Nancy

From her blog Truly Madly Ordinary to her Instagram page Sabina had charmed thousands of people around the world with her writing skills, humor and energetic personality. With great pleasure, I spoke with her about writing, style and fashion.

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Crime and Traveling. Interview with travel blogger Pedrol

First things first: what would you say about yourself that can be surprising?
That I love bats🦇 and that despite my bubbly approach to lifeI love to be alone, no actually I love to be in my own company.
Where do you live and what are your 3 favorite things about this place?
I live in Ireland, in a rural area I love the that I'm in the countryside and I can walk in the fields but I also have the sea  just 3 km away and I can go swimming all year around. I love to have Dublin half an hour driving away also for every time I fancy a bit of city life. I love the way this country is still naive in so many ways but so advanced in others, and I love Irish weather. Yes, you heard me, I like Irish weather and in particular irsh summers, warm enough to undress but not too hot like in italy.
If it wasn´t the pandemic and you could be abroad, where would you be at this moment and why?
I would certainly be in Iceland because that's where we were set to go last year but then the pandemic came.
why Iceland? because I love Scandinavian culture and Finland and Iceland are the only two countries I have not been yet, plus im dying to sleep in a ice hotel and see the northern lights.
Either on blogging or arts or maths, what are your biggest inspirations and how do they inspire you?
I'm definitely not a number person and it's a matter of fact that I still count with my fingers; I'm not much artistic either but I write. That's what I do and as I like murdering people in my books there is one and only person who inspired me: Agatha Christie.
Morticia Adams and Jessica Fletcher too.... what? They are not real? Ok then, Camilla Lackberg and Peter Hoeg.
What are your tips to have a successful blog?
I'm not sure I'm the right person to answer this question but if I have to , I would say write from the heart about what you are passionate about and try to put a smile on your readers face.
What are you goals for this year and how do you imagine yourself in a decade?
Publish my forth novel in english and danish and the first two in italian.
How do I see myself in a decade?  Not much different from today but hopefully with more time to write and myself.
I'm not bother at all by wrinkles or grey hair, aging doesnt scare me as soon as it doesn't affect my energy and my mood.

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