The award, which was held in conjunction with RTE’s John Murray Radio Show, was announced at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.
Majella, who turned up to the event with husband Daniel, said she was delighted by receiving the award.
It’s unreal. Little over a year ago I didn’t imagine I’d have written a book and it would be nominated for an award.
“It’s fantastic. When I wrote it I was hoping that someone might get a little bit of help from it if they found themselves in similar situations,” she said.