Orla Broderick

I am funded to read or teach and can be booked via The Scottish Book Trust Live Literature database. Please contact Kay Bohan at Scottish Book Trust.
Scottish Book Trust Author Profile

My debut novel The January Flower won and was listed for many awards. I am an independent author and publisher. If you purchase books directly from me I make more money than if you buy via Amazon. I am happy to post books around the world. Waterstone’s also stock copies of The January Flower. Other outlets are The Bakehouse, Findhorn and The Phoenix Shop, Findhorn Foundation.
If you are a bookshop, I offer a 35% discount or you can order via Neilson’s or Lightning Source.

The January Flower is for sale in all good book shops. And via Amazon

Amazon – The January Flower by Orla Broderick



I will be reading at The Nairn Bookshop on the 29th April. I’ll read a bit from the first novel. I’ll read a bit from the second novel (From Green And Blue Things) and for those in the know, I’ll do the one about the nuns. All welcome. Light refreshments available.


Blog post today on Scottish Book Trust’s Writing site



Next month I’ll be starting the social media training days. For anyone who wants to promote their work/ improve their discoverability or simply set up that first Twitter account. I’m offering one-to-one sessions and small group sessions in either Forres, Kinloss or Elgin. Contact me via this website – use the contact page!


Orla Broderick is a single Mother living with her daughter and dog on the beautiful Isle of Skye. She is Irish, originally from Co. Donegal but was raised in Co. Wicklow. She went to an all girls Irish Catholic Boarding school, but was always in trouble with the nuns, so she learned to write as one way to escape.

Orla was first published in The Irish Times. She won The Hot Press short story competition. She has been published in Chroma and PenPusher and has read her work on BBC Radio Scotland.

Her talent has been developed thus far by Peter Urpeth of Emergents and Roger Hutchinson. Her tutors include Angus Dunn, Kevin MacNeil and Andrew Greig. Orla is the founder of The Skye Literary Salon. She has participated in and devised creative writing workshops. Orla won a Scottish Book Trust new Writer’s Award in 2014. She read to a packed JamHouse Edinburgh and made everyone laugh with the story about the nun and the surf board. She recently attended The Alliance of Independent Authors conference in London. her second novel is a work in progress. It is called From Green And Blue Things and highlights domestic abuse in the lesbian world. An excerpt has been published by Scottish Book Trust and can be found here


If you wish to book Orla for a reading or workshop in creative writing, please contact her through the contact page

Reading at The Book Center Waterford

Reading at The Book Center Waterford


Radio: BBC Radio Scotland, Culture Cafe 2011

Profile: The West Highland Free Press 30 August 2013


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