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Alana Kirk

Alana Kirk is an author, freelance writer and campaign copywriter for the charity sector. Published by Hachette Ireland, her bestselling debut book 'Daughter, Mother, Me: a memoir of love, loss and dirty dishes' explores her experiences in the sandwich years, caring for young children and ageing parents. She writes regularly for newspapers including the Irish Times and the UK Daily Mail, writing about a variety of issues facing women today....

Alrene Hughes

Alrene was born in Enniskillen, grew up in Belfast and now lives in Manchester where she is co-ordinator of the Manchester Irish Writers. She was a high school teacher for twenty years and is now writing full time. Her debut novel ‘Martha’s Girls’, a family saga set in Belfast in WWII, was initially self-published, but in October 2013 she was delighted to join Belfast based Blackstaff Press. 'Martha’s Girls' was...

Amanda Kehoe

Amanda was born in 1976 and grew up in Ballinteer, a suburb of Dublin. She studied Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in Dublin Business School and worked for several years in Marketing and subsequently as P.A. to the Chairman at Nissan Ireland. Amanda is also a qualified Montessori Teacher and SNA. In 2009, Amanda gave up work to take care of her son Tadhg on a full time basis, after...

Amy Lynch

Wicklow author Amy Lynch writes humorous romantic fiction, but not always with fairy tale endings! She has been working in the charity sector for twelve years, is married to Eoin and is the mother of two young children. When Amy is not writing, she can be found juggling school lunches and two Shetland pony-sized rescue dogs. Now, how’s that for multi-tasking? Amy is represented by literary agent, Frank Fahy. ‘Bride...

Anna Heussaff

Anna Heussaff has had five novels in Irish and one in English published to date. Her translation of her crime novel set on the southwest coast, Buille Marfach (CIC 2010) is Deadly Intent (Severn House 2014), using her pen-name Anna Sweeney. Hóng, an adventure mystery for young readers, won the 2013 Judges Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Awards. She lives in Dublin with her family. Tá úrscéal nua...

Anne Piercy

My name is Anne Gannon Piercy. I have been writing stories since I learned to put pen to paper. I am passionate about my writing. I believe it liberates my feelings and emotions, transforming words on paper to a wonderful world of dream and fantasies for readers. My entire family have given me the inspiration to continue through the years, including my 3 children as they grew from babies to...

Annmarie Miles

I was 'raised on songs and stories' in Tallaght, Co. Dublin. These days I live with my husband Richard in the South Wales Valleys. I've been blogging since 2008 and hope to get it right one day ;) I delved into fiction in 2012 and have self published two collections of short stories. There are novels in progress but my current project is a non fiction book about losing lots...

Antoinette Tyrrell

My name is Antoinette Tyrrell and I am the soon-to-be published author of Home to Cavendish, a work of women's fiction with an historical slant. The novel is set in a Big House in Co. Cork and weaves between 2002 and 1922. Poolbeg Publishing has kindly offered me a 3-book deal and Home to Cavendish is scheduled to be on bookshelves in early Spring 2019. I studied English and Modern...

Bryant Lusk

Bryant Lusk is an American author and military veteran who was raised on the south side of Chicago. Despite growing up in a challenging environment of poverty and gang violence, he became a successful Air Traffic Safety Inspector and Quality Control Specialist with the United States Government. His name hails from Lusk Ireland, just outside of Dublin. He spent a little time working in the UK: once while in the...

Caimh McDonnell

Caimh is a man who wears many hats. As well as being an author of darkly comic crime thrillers, he is an award-winning writer for TV, a stand-up comedian and 'the voice of London Irish' rugby club. In TV land, he has written for some of the biggest shows on British telly, including Mock the Week, The Sarah Millican TV Programme and Have I Got News For You. He has...