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Hazel Gaynor

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Hazel Gaynor is an author and freelance writer in Ireland and the UK.

In addition to writing historical fiction, Hazel writes a popular guest blog, Carry on Writing, for national Irish writing website She also writes feature author interviews for the site and has interviewed Philippa Gregory, Sebastian Faulks, Cheryl Strayed, Daisy Waugh and Mary Beth Keane, among others.

In October 2012, Hazel was awarded the Cecil Day Lewis Award for Emerging Writers. She appeared at Waterford Writers Weekend in 2012 and 2013 and will be speaking at the Romantic Novelists Association conference in 2014.

Originally from North Yorkshire, England, Hazel now lives in Ireland with her husband, two young children and an accident-prone cat.

The Girl Who Came Home is her first novel.
Hazel Gaynor recommends
The Lake (2015)
Sheena Lambert
"A fascinating insight into a little-known part of Irish history."
Woman Enters Left (2017)
Jessica Brockmole
"Tender, touching, original, and rich with delicious period detail of Hollywood's heyday--buckle up, because you'll definitely want to go on a road trip after reading this delightful book!"
The Lost Season of Love and Snow (2018)
Jennifer Laam
"A captivating tale in which Natalya Pushkin is vividly imagined. [A] sensitive and skillfully written novel... sure to enchant."
As Bright as Heaven (2018)
Susan Meissner
"Beautifully written and vividly imagined, As Bright as Heaven is a mesmerizing portrayal of the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918. This is a novel which will linger long in the memory."

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