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I have a limited number of promo codes from Audible for free audio of my award-nominated story Jolt and critically-acclaimed novel Finding Penelope. If you contact me at I will send them on a first come first served basis. In the light of what happened in the North of Ireland recently with the Lyra McKee murder, Jolt is a timely story about ingrained prejudice and how one can learn. Finding Penelope also deals with growth in maturation in the young Irish novelist Penelope Eames who moves to Spain to try to avoid an oppressive father and a drug-addicted brother. Listen to samples wonderfully read by Sarah Brady and Heber Rowan at and

A North of Ireland woman learns through her child’s tragedy how to face her prejudices while on a holiday in Turkey. Shortlisted for the Willesden Prize, Jolt is a story about perception and ingrained prejudices that we can carry around with us in our everyday lives. Sometimes it can take a journey to a strange place to waken us into a less intransigent way of seeing the world.
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Author: James Lawless

Irish novelist, poet and short story writer.

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