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I never set out to become a writer. I didn't plan on emigrating to The Netherlands either. Funny how life works out. I’m originally from Galway, and even though I’ve been living in The Netherlands for fourteen years, I still long for the ol’ cuppa and the digestive. I’ve even managed to teach my six year old how to perfect his dunking skills.
I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and completed two postdoctoral studies. My novel started as a creative outlet to vent my frustrations when I couldn’t figure out why my two-year-old got so mad all the time.
Since his diagnosis of Asperger’s, when he was three, I have set up an Autism Café for parents and guardians of children on the autism spectrum. It’s one of fifteen such cafes in The Netherlands. The website is in Dutch but feel free to check it out www.autismecafe.nl. I hope google translate does it justice.
I live in the province of Utrecht with my incredible husband and three wonderful children. I’d like to go back to Galway more often than time permits, but I’m comforted by the fact that even though the city might change, the people never do.
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