Susan Colleen Browne, Author

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Welcome to this little corner of Ireland!

Soon to include a new tale set in the Irish counryside! I'm in the home stretch of Book 4 of my Village of Ballydara series, The Galway Girls, scheduled for release later this spring. Also in 2017, watch for the follow-up to my backyard farming memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills, entitled Little Farm Homegrown. 

Currently on my Little Farm blog, you'll find practical gardening tips with "Compost: Secret to Food Growing Success," and stories from my Ireland travels, including "St. Patrick's Mountain High."

As always, a big thank you to my readers, and all of you who visit my website and check out my blog...I'd love to hear from you! Share your Irish stories or thoughts about my books. You can email me, visit me at Goodreads or leave a comment on my blog

Whether you're Irish or simply Irish in spirit, and looking for some fun entertainment, I hope you'll take a look at my Irish Books and Movies page...there's something for everyone!

​                                               ​     Susan Colleen Browne

Book 1, It Only Takes Once
Little Farm in the Foothills... a modern homesteading memoir
"The urge to contact an old boyfriend should be treated with extreme caution," says Dublin single mom Aislin Moore. Deciding that her daddy-hungry son Kevin has been without a father long enough, she follows the mad impulse to find the perfect father figure for her little boy...who else but Ben Carpenter, her first love and the man she's never forgotten?

And that's when Aislin learns life has only begun to get complicated...

A Whitethorn Press print & ebook.
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Irish stories of love,  friendship and family...plus books for tweens and a country memoir!
In this wise, yet lighthearted story for gardeners, nature-lovers, and dreamers of all ages, follow a midlife couple's true-life pursuit of the "new" Great American Dream as they transform an old clearcut into a little homestead. A Whitethorn Press trade paperback and ebook.

"The Browne's foray into slower living in Whatcom County is an enjoyable read. Their delightful, yet very real, experiences in making the big leap toward their dreams make for a humorous and charming book." 
...Washington State Librarian Jan Walsh

"A delightful account." ...The Bellingham Herald  

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Upcoming Events...​

At Whatcom Community College: I'm teaching "Create a Homestead-Style Food Garden" Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. It's a fun and practical class focusing on backyard farming essentials...and how to plant a successful food garden for greater self-reliance!

If you're interested in raising your own food, cooking with home-grown ingredients, and life on a small homestead, I hope you'll check out my Little Farm blog... You'll also find fun Irish stuff, book news and excerpts!




Book 2, Mother Love
On the wedding day of the only man she’s ever loved, Grainne Larkin is keen for a fresh start—why not settle for the nice guy in the wings who’s successful, and mad about her too? 

But when handsome American maverick Rafe Byrne, her old flame, turns up in Ballydara a free man, Grainne comes up with a new plan...

A Whitethorn Press print & ebook.   
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The Irish Village of Ballydara series...set in an endearing, old-fashioned little town in Galway...


The Hopeful Romantic, Book 3

Kerry McCormack has a loving family and a beautiful home in the suburbs, yet this thirty-something Dublin girl is wondering, “is this all there is?" After years of a passionate marriage, she’s grown apart from her husband Stephen. Unresolved grief is only creating more distance between them, just as a secret from Kerry’s past suddenly comes to light...  Read a sample

A Whitethorn Press print and ebook

Now on Amazon   

 To share your favorite Irish names--or suggest one for my stories--or find out more about my classes and events, feel free to contact me!