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Paul Kilmartin

Write, Edit, Repeat. I love to write, feel it's something that I've been imbued with. The stories are fed to me and until I have them written out, only then can I feel utter satisfaction. And then the next idea comes along. My dream is to be able to write full time for six months, to have rent paid and to just sit and write every single day. And then...

Paula Tully

My name is Paula Tully and I’m from Dublin. I have a Masters in American Literature and a BA in English and Art History, both from UCD. My novella, Her Rebel Self, is inspired by the 100 year old precious diaries of my friend’s close family relative who lived through Ireland’s deeply turbulent revolutionary history last century. The book is made up of a series of fictionally reimagined diary entries....

Pauline Clooney

Pauline Clooney grew up in the Midlands. She is an English, History and Creative Writing teacher. She holds an M.Litt on Charlotte Brontë from NUI Maynooth and a MA in Creative Writing from UCD. She is working on a contemporary novel where the world of amateur drama in Ireland meets the world of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. She has had her stories shortlisted for the RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story...

Rachael Murphy

Rachael started writing short stories because she did a Creative Writing Course on a whim. She is firmly outside her comfort zone but, strangely, enjoying it! When she isn’t writing (which usually means staring at a computer screen), she tolerates working to earn money and dreams of living a life free to pursue her dreams, once she figures out what they are. She has a cat.

Rachel Casey

I'm an aspiring writer from Dublin with a Masters in Creative Writing, and not sure what to do with it. I write about whatever comes into my head, but would ultimately love to write in the mystery/thriller genre. Although I do love a good re-write of a fairy tale.

Ray Keane Author

I'm a self published author of 3 crime fiction novels and a new thriller. They were all limited edition books and sold out in the bookstores nationwide! 2014-ON THE ROCKS 2015-THE DEALERSHIP 2016 - THE BOYS IN BLUE 2017-THE MAN FROM MONTE CARLOW I'm looking for a Literary agent/Publisher! Ray

Rebecca Brown

Full-time mum, part-time writer. Wait, doesn't that make me one and a half people...? I've written one and a half Young Adult novels and a children's picture book and am currently editing one of my novels. I graduated in 2016 from the Open University with a First in English, and am now working towards an MA in Literary Linguistics with the University of Nottingham.


Robert Mclysaght

My name is Robert Mclysaght, I live in County Meath with my wife and two wonderful daughters, I am a profesional horticulturist and run my own plant nursery(any budding or even seasoned gardeners take note) I've been writing seriously for about two years but I've been telling tall tales and making up adventure stories as long as I can remember. I started to write the stories down after a visit...

Ruairí de Barra

Ruairí de Barra hails from the wilds of Tawneyshane, Co. Mayo and now resides in Cobh, Co. Cork. An award-winning military journalist, he regularly contributes articles on maritime, military, historical and international subjects to many publications and he is a regular contributor to ‘An Cosantóir’, the Irish Defence Forces magazine A sailor with over two decades of service with an tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh & Óglaigh na hÉireann, he has been twice...


Sarah Childs

I am a writer from the inside out. It grew in me and came out organically. I remember having one of my essays read out in class once, when I was in secondary school. I remember thinking...maybe? Years later, when I was working as an academic, my writer's spirit forced its way out of me. I've been writing ever since.