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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...

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Karen Power

Irish Times Best selling author, Karen lives with her husband, Michael and their two children, Aisling and Eoghan on a farm in County Waterford along with their nutty springer spaniel, Sam. Butterfly Barn, a contemporary women’s fiction novel was released in November 2014 to huge critical and commercial acclaim. Karen Tomkins, Broadcaster/Journalist wrote, “Her ability to intertwine a fictitious novel with important contemporary issues is what sets Karen Power aside...

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...

Kevin O’Connell

Kevin O'Connell is a native of New York City, the descendant of a young officer of what had—from 1690 to 1792—been the Irish Brigade of the French army, believed to have arrived in French Canada following the execution of Queen Marie Antoinette in October of 1793. At least one grandson subsequently returned to Ireland and Mr. O'Connell's own grandparents came to New York in the early twentieth century. He holds...

Kim Hood

KIM HOOD grew up in British Columbia, Canada. After earning degrees in psychology, history and education, she wandered through a few countries before making the west coast of Ireland home. Her eclectic work experience in education, therapy and community services has presented endless opportunity to observe a world of interesting characters. She has always had a passion for trying to understand life from the perspective of those on the fringes...

Krissy V

I hated English at school! Really hated it! I gave up on English Literature in fourth year because I hated writing stories; couldn’t make them up to save my life. I hated writing precis and I was horrendous at grammar. Having lived in Norway when I was younger, English was my second language. When I received my iPad six years ago I started reading on the kindle app and wrote...

Larkin Cunningham

I am a writer and lecturer (computer science) living in Cork. My first novel, The Murk Beneath, was published in December 2016 and is the first in the Mickey Bosco series of crime novels set in Cork. The second in the series, The Heavens Above, will be published later in 2017. I am married and have a young son who makes sure that life is never dull. My upbringing as...

Laurence O’Bryan

Award winning Irish crime/mystery writer & social media evangelist who won't shut up. The Jerusalem Puzzle, from Harper Collins, available now worldwide. The Istanbul Puzzle, the first in the series was published in early 2012. The Istanbul Puzzle has been sold for translation into 9 languages including Polish, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Greek & Turkish. The Istanbul Puzzle was also shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of 2012 at the Irish Book...

Lia Mills

Lia writes novels, short stories, essays and an occasional blog. Her first novel, Another Alice (1996) was nominated for the Irish Times Irish fiction prize. Her second novel Nothing Simple (2005) was shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year. In Your Face (2007), a memoir of her diagnosis of and treatment for oral cancer, was named as a favourite book of 2007 by several critics and writers. Her third...

Lissa Oliver

Lissa's first novel was the award-winning fictionalised biography of the Roman Emperor Nero, but since then she has written three thrillers, set in the horseracing world in which she has worked all her life. Chantilly Dawns and Gala Day were Number One and Two in the same bestseller list for a period. She is an award-winning racing journalist, specialising in staff and horse welfare, and is current Editor in Chief...