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GemmaDubliner

I was born and raised in Dublin. Took off travelling the world when I was 17. I wanted to see what was out there. The only countries I haven't visited are Australia and New Zealand. I've been writing and telling tall tales and true all of my life. I'll try anything once...if I don't like it...I won't do it again. I have one daughter. My book Through Streets Broad and...

Geraldine Creed

I am a filmmaker and writer. I has written five screenplays, The Sun Moon & Stars, Chaos, 1243, Want and Mercury Rising. All have received development funding from Screen Ireland (formerly the Irish Film Board). I have directed two of these feature films - The Sun Moon & Stars and Chaos and both enjoyed successful festival runs. I have also written, produced and directed over fifty hours of prime-time documentaries...

Geraldine Moorkens Byrne

A poet from Dublin, Ireland, my work tends towards an exploration of spirituality, nature, and the landscape of the soul. Published works include "Eriu Addresses the False Kings" (Gods and Radicals A Beautiful Resistance 2016) "Where Once Stood Tribes" (Asia Geographic) Constance in the Green and other poems (Sixteen Magazine 1916 commemorations) "Bealtine" (Jane Raeburn Anthology, USA); a selection of poems inc "Cliona by the Shore" & "Saving Sylvie" in...

Helen C Burke

Helen was born 31st October 1955 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. Married to Richard, she lives in Kent, close to her three children and grandchildren. After her husband's retirement Helen gave up her job with Medway Adult Community Learning to travel around Europe and Morrocco. During her travels she rekindled her love of writing - by writing a travel blog and by completing her first...

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Hubert O’Hearn

A well-known newspaper columnist and arts reviewer in North America, I moved from Canada to Ireland 12/12/12 - the memorable date was a coincidence. Professionally, I am Editor-in-Chief of Four Freedom Publishing as well as authoring my own plays and books. Additionally I take on clients for private editing and mentoring. Lastly, my book reviews and a podcast series called Thoughts Comments Opinions appear on San Diego Book Review. I...

Ian Flitcroft

Most of the time I’m an eye surgeon at Temple St Children’s Hospital and Mater Private Hospital. I’m extensively published in the academic world with more than 30 scientific peer-reviewed papers and contributions to four multi-author books. The Reluctant Cannibals is my first full length novel. This novel was one of the winners of the Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair in 2012 and in 2013 was shortlisted for the Amazon...

James Lawless

James' poetry and prose have won many awards, including the Scintilla Welsh Open Poetry Competition, the WOW award, a Biscuit International Prize for short stories, the Cecil Day Lewis Award and a Hennessey award nomination for emerging fiction. Two of his stories were shortlisted for the Willesden Prize, 2007 and the Bridport Prize, 2014. He is the author of six novels, a poetry collection Rus in Urbe, and a study...

Jennifer Burke

Jennifer is a Dublin based author and solicitor. Her life changed when a TV3 cameracrew burst into her office and announced that she had won their Write a Bestseller competition, and with it a three book deal with Poolbeg Press. Her first novel, The Secret Son, was published in September 2013. Jennifer is a member of the Irish Writers Centre and when she is not writing enjoys travel, music -...

Jo Spain

Jo Spain is vice-chair of business body InterTrade Ireland and a parliamentary assistant in Leinster House. Her first novel 'With our Blessing' is published by Quercus, London and was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy search for a bestseller competition 2014. The book is based on the investigations of a Dublin-based detective team led by Tom Reynolds. It was launched in Ireland in September 2015 and...

Kathryn Crowley

Kathryn Crowley has been a primary school teacher for over 30 years. Originally from Killarney, Co. Kerry, she has lived in Dublin for over three decades, having previously also lived in Boston. She played basketball with Pegasus until "well past her prime" and when she realised that she was never going to make it as a golfer (despite the encouragement from her friends in Ballinascorney GC) she took to creative...