All three of her young adult novels, Pieces of You, Catch Me When You Fall, and Invisibly Breathing, were finalists in the NZ Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards, and Pieces of You, Catch Me When You Fall and Invisibly Breathing are Storylines Notable Books. Her first adult novel, Moonlight Sonata, was released in 2019, and was longlisted for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction. Her fourth YA novel, A Trio of Sophies, was released in Australia, New Zealand and Germany in 2020, and her second adult novel, The Silence of Snow, was released on 1 September 2020. The first book in her YA Black Spiral Trilogy, Violet Black, will be released in March 2021.
Other awards include second place in the 2015 Bath Flash Fiction Award, second place in the 2018 Sunday Star Times Short Story competition, and third place for three years running in the 2014-2016 Sunday Star Times Competitions.
Eileen completed a 30 week Fiction Writing Course through Creative Hub in 2013.