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Senta Rich

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Senta Rich

Screenwriter and novelist

Senta Rich is originally from South London but now lives in Dublin with her husband and son. After studying Philosophy at Liverpool University she started her professional life as an advertising copywriter also writing screeplays, radio plays and magazine articles in her spare time. She made the jump to professional screenwriter in 2009 and has busy ever since writing for Film and TV. She is currently working on her second novel and has an original feature screenplay Drift in development with Screen Ireland.

Hotel 21, her debut novel about a Kleptomaniac hotel cleaner whose life is turned upside down when she starts working in the five-star Magnolia hotel in London, acquired by Bloomsbury in pre-empt in a two-book deal was published on the 28th April 2023

Praise for Hotel 21

An Hello! Magazine ‘Don’t Miss This Week’ pick

“(Rich) ..knows how to keep a reader’s attention to the last. She is also adept at creating that most elusive yet gratifying of literary characters: the badly behaved woman whom everyone will root for. As offbeat character studies go, this is as good as it gets”

The Irish Independent

“It’s like a breath of fresh air to read a book that is neither preaching nor gloomy, while dealing in a very humane way with serious subjects. If there’s any justice in the world this will be a huge hit”

The Sunday Independent

“Beautifully told, this is a heart-warming and thought-provoking read”

Heat magazine, 5 star review

“a dark and joyous character driven book that will have you questioning what it is to be human”

Woman’s Weekly

“A sharp, easy summer read. ideal for readers looking for escape”

The Irish Times

“ A sharp, funny, poignant and completely heart-warming story about female friendship and kick ass women”

Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

“Read it in two days. Loved it. Noelle is my new hero, she quietly but firmly stole my heart”

Ericka Waller, author of Dig Days


Daily Mail

“I raced through this book I couldn't put it down. It was well written with a captivating storyline and well developed characters who I loved. I found that it was hopeful at times and emotive at others but whatever emotion it was making me feel, I loved it”

Netgalley reviewer

Senta Rich chats on how her interest in psychology helped shape hotel 21

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