Serena Molloy

Children’s Author

*Shortlisted for KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards

February 2024

*Dubray Bookshops’ Favourite

April 2023

*Sunday Times‘ Children’s Book of the Week

March 2023

*Eason Bookshops’ Children’s Book of the Month

April 2023

Wider Than The Sea is the story of a girl who is broken and a dolphin who makes her whole again. A novel told in verse, suitable for readers of all abilities (9y+).

”Exquisitely penned. Tender, filled with voice and heart.”

Emma Perry

”Tender, eloquent and with a wild beating heart.”

Nicola Penfold

About Me

I’m a children’s writer and I live in Galway, Ireland. As a mum of four, my house is always noisy but never, ever dull! I worked for a long time as an English teacher and I love helping children to discover the magic of books. I’ve also worked as a sixth century monk in a heritage park and as a burger-flipper in a fast food restaurant! I like writing stories about children who find themselves in difficult situations and have to find the courage to discover a way out. My stories are a celebration of empathy, neurodiversity and the power to change. I love poetry so I write my novels in verse, I think we are all poets deep down inside our hearts.


I’m available for school visits and festivals. Please email with enquires at

Serena’s message to the students and teachers was both uplifting and inspirational. I have no doubt that she has left a lasting impression on the children.”

Ms Susan Rushe – Scoil Mhuire, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway