Combining Marian Keyes' ability to mix darkness and light, and adding a unique twist of her own, Anna McPartlin shot to the top of the Irish bestseller chart with her first book, "Pack Up The Moon". The award-nominated novel invites you to think about a heartbreaking question: how do you survive the death of your partner. When her boyfriend John dies in a dreadful accident, his girlfriend Emma is plunged into despair. Emma loved John more than life itself and now she has lost everything that matters. Or so she thinks. For Emma has good friends who rally around. But the memory of that night returns to haunt each of them and they struggle to pick up the pieces. Emma knows that if she is ever to laugh at life again, or find the love she once had, or build a future, she will have to let go of the man she thought she couldn't live without. But how can do you let go and trust your heart? "Refreshingly honest, laugh-out-loud funny and heartfelt". (Cathy Kelly). "Anna McPartlin can make you feel despair and sadness but she can also make you see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's quite an impressive feat. If you haven't already tried Anna McPartlin then you are definitely missing out". (Chicklitreviews.com). "This witty, clever, emotional rollercoaster of a read has us sobbing and in stitches in equal measures". ("Stellar"). "Captures the pain of loss and longing ...but her background in stand-up comedy spills onto every page, making this touching novel so funny". ("Irish Independent"). Anna McPartlin believes that even the darkest times have their lighter moments and she tells tales that are authentic, deeply emotional and yet often deeply funny. Before her writing career took off Anna was, among other things, a stand-up comedian and a claims adjuster. "Pack Up The Moon" was shortlisted as Newcomer of the Year in the Irish Book Awards and her writing has gone from strength to strength ever since. Her titles include "No Way to Say Goodbye", "The One I Love" and "The Truth Will Out".