Local Mallow resident Patricia Barrett has recently joined the published world with her debut novel PINK FREUD, a humorous story about a depressed psychotherapist who’s struggling to heal herself along with the rest of her clients.

The genre of PINK FREUD could be classified as Women’s Fiction/Humour, and although light-hearted in parts, touches on some sensitive issues regarding modern-day anxieties.   With the antics of laugh-out-loud Miranda, an amorous dog and a forgetful cat, the book promises to be a cosy read on a rainy afternoon, or the perfect holiday read to slip into your suitcase.

It has received great reviews on Authonomy and a well-known Irish publishing house is currently considering it for mainstream publication.

Patricia was born to Irish parents and immigrated to South Africa when she was a child, returning to live in Mallow in 1997.   After working in administration for many years, she furthered her studies in Psychology and Counselling and is now a Motivational Speaker for both public and corporate audiences.

She is passionate about her animals, is an avid reader of many genres, and has a love of the English language that has followed her throughout her colourful life.  She is currently working on her second novel.

‘I have a lifetime of stories to tell, and this book is long overdue.  I hope everyone supports it, and more importantly, I hope they enjoy the ride!’ she says.

PINK FREUD is available to buy on Amazon.com and Kindle, and an excerpt is available to view on www.patriciabarrett.blogspot.co.uk.