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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.

Scott De Buitléir

Scott De Buitléir (1988-) was born in north London to Irish parents, and raised in Dublin. He studied Irish and Welsh at University College Dublin, and has worked as a radio broadcaster, journalist, and columnist. He writes in both Irish and English, and has performed at several literary festivals across Ireland. In 2017, Scott published Fás | Growth, his début poetry collection covering a decade of writing, while his non-fiction...

Seán Ferrick

Writing has always been there for me. Years have gone by between projects but creation and creativity have always been my shining star. I'm Seán, I live in Dublin and I have a Masters in Writing. I've spent years trying to build the type of amazing dedication I see in other authors around me and along the way I've been lucky enough to publish a couple of stories and stage...


Seanin Hughes

Seanín Hughes is a poet and writer from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where she lives with her partner and four children. She has been or will shortly be published in a number of literary journals, including Poethead, Dodging The Rain, Cold Coffee Stand and The Blue Nib. She also has work included in Inking The Unthinkable: Poems about Poetry, an e-chapbook published by Lagan Online in August 2017, and was...


For quite a number of years, I have partaken in writing short stories for both the amusement of friends and that of strangers on the internet. Discovering this interest is no doubt rooted in the days of Performing Arts in my teens when I had ample opportunity to write short plays which would be used to further my scoring on the course. Although I still enjoy writing random short stories,...

Shane Fitzpatrick

I live in Swords, County Dublin. A native of Navan, I moved to Dublin in 1996. I'm married to Michelle, and we have one son, Harry. I studied Journalism in college and decided post completion that I'd travel the world for a short time. I never went back to the world of writing until 2009. I mainly write short stories and blog posts, having unsuccessfully tried writing a crime novel...

Sharon Thompson

Author of two Irish crime bestsellers, 'The Abandoned' and 'The Healer' Sharon Thompson is the founder of the successful Indulgeinwriting.com. A guide and mentor, Sharon has seen members of this online writing support group progress to agent representation and publication. Sharon co-founded #Writerswise a trending Tweet-chat featuring published authors and guest-hosts. Her monthly #Indulgeinbooks features a list of Irish book releases and she contributes to indulgeme.ie and donegalwoman.ie. Sharon has...

Sheila Forsey

Sheila Forsey is a writer from Wexford. Her debut novel is with The Trace Literary Agency and is currently on submission. She completed the Creative Writing Certificate Course with Maynooth University in 2013. At present she is writing her second novel.


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Susan Condon

Susan, a native of Dublin, is currently editing her debut novel – a crime fiction thriller set in New York City. Earlier this year, she worked on her novel at Arlene Hunt’s, Crime Fiction Writing and Conor Kostick’s, Finishing Your Novel courses in the Irish Writers’ Centre. Her writing career began in 2008, after attending creative writing classes, facilitated by Eileen Casey and Valerie Sirr. She has won many short...