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Mary Crowley writes Contemporary Irish Literature. Author of Under a Dark Cloud and A Sweet Smell of Strawberries, she is also the winner of the Waterford Writers’ Weekend Short Story Competition (2016) with her story entitled The Three Sisters’. Mary’s work focusses on strong emotional relationships adding intrigue sprinkled with hope, but most of all heart. Mary lives in Tramore, County Waterford, with her husband and three children. Having worked for many years as a Qualified Dental Nurse, and Dental Health Educator whilst bringing up her family, she is now concentrating on her love of writing. She has had various short story publications, including several in writing.ie, one of which was inspired by her literary heroine Maeve Binchy, another about the local legendary Hoffman’s event, “The Pram Race,” which took place in Tramore back in the late eighties. When she is not writing, Mary loves reading and spending time with her husband John and their three children Damon, Steven and Katie, though they are growing up too quickly. Her most favoured way of family time, is travelling to new and interesting places in her beloved VW Camper searching for the next story to tell. It was a yearly trip to Letterkenny in Donegal where one of her son's competed in the Errigal Youth Cycling Tour that inspired the setting for her first novel A Sweet Smell of Strawberries.
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