Welcome to the official website of Jackie Carreira - writer, musician, designer and aspiring philosopher! Here you will find news, views, ideas and info. Enjoy and visit often.


My first Literature Festival!

Extremely chuffed to announce that I'll be appearing as a speaker at my first ever Literature Festival on Sunday 27th October. I'll be in conversation with two other Suffolk-based authors - Pauline Manders and Rachel Churcher - and we'll be in great company! Other authors at this year's Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival include Wendy Cope, Erica James, Sophie Hannah and lots more. I can't wait! If you're anywhere in East Anglia this month...

More info and tickets available at

Coming soon...

'Sleeping Through War' was published 18 months ago (where did that time go?). It was then set free on its first Blog Tour in September 2018. To celebrate the birthday of my debut novel, it's on tour again, for one day only, on the 6th of September. Follow the journey on social media via the links at the top of this page.  See you there...


The Seventh Train is on the move.

A chance to meet the author, have a chat, and maybe buy a book (or two!). Jackie will be out and about in East Anglia, UK, throughout the summer, visiting some brilliant bookshops and lovely libraries. Copies of The Seventh Train, will be on sale at all stops, as well as a chance to pick up copies of her award-winning debut novel, Sleeping Through War, and one of her stage plays in book form, Talking in the Library (suitably enough!). See you there.


Multi Award-Winning 2nd novel - it's official!

Proud to announce that The Seventh Train has been given not one, but two awards by the good people at Chill With A Book: First a Readers' Award, and now Cover of the Month for May. Extra special thanks to my multi-talented cover artist - Andrea Kennard - who shares the second award with me. Thank you so much!


The Seventh Train: Blog Tour 2019

The Seventh Train is going on a Blog Tour! Dates and details of all the book blogs taking part are on the poster on the left. Why not hop aboard and find out what all the bloggers think about my brand new book? I can't wait... (she says, covering her face with her hands and keeping all fingers tightly crossed!)


The Seventh Train: Official Book Launch

On Wednesday 22nd May 2019, my second novel has its official book launch! I'm back at my old shop in Waterstones, Bury St Edmunds, where I spent several years as a humble bookseller - shelving, carrying, recommending books, and being very nice to customers (always best to be nice!). This time I'll be talking up my own writing, and hoping that customers will be nice to me. From 6pm until 8pm there will be wine, nibbles, talking, questions (hopefully), answers (even more hopefully), and books, of course. If you're anywhere near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, why not come along and help to celebrate some brand new contemporary fiction and support an author at the same time? I'll even sign any books that you buy. The shop tills will be open so there will be plenty of other books to buy too. Once a bookseller...


London Shows Announced!

The good folk at the INK Festival in Suffolk have now added my short play, Invisible Irene to the London leg of the 'Feast from the East' tour. 
Starring Ann Bryson and directed by Dugald Bruce Lockhart, Invisible Irene was included on the East Anglian tour, and now it will be performed at all the London dates too. It was added to the bill by popular demand after the play's debut at this year's INK Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk. (Always the best way to be added to anything!) 

Booking info and details of all the shows at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden can be found on their website by clicking this link:



The Seventh Train

Brand new novel, The Seventh Train, will be officially published on the 28th of April 2019 - toot toot! Copies can be pre-ordered online from, Waterstones, Foyles and Blackwell's.  Here's a sneaky peak of a little bit of the cover... (that's right!)
More info on the 'Books' page...


INK Festival 2019 - On Tour

Brand new, one-act play Invisible Irene will be performed at this year's INK Festival on the 12th, 13th and 14th of April 2019.
And now, by popular demand, has been added to the FEAST FROM THE EAST tour. (See Events page for details)

More info and tickets available at 


QuirkHouse 5: Five of the Best

Just published! QuirkHouse Theatre Company present their first collection of monologues from their annual 'QuirkHouse 5 Theatre Crawl, including Dustman by yours truly. Available only from or at one of their upcoming shows. (see the QuirkHouse Theatre page for more details.)

Talking in the Library

NEW PUBLICATION: Talking in the Library  was QuirkHouse Theatre Company's first ever  production, and quickly became a firm favourite with audiences. Now, by popular demand, QuirkHouse Books have published it as a paperback so that you can read it for yourself.  
Talking in the Library is available to purchase at QuirkHouse Theatre Company's live shows, and via their website.

(visit the 'Books' page for more information)