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Carina McNally

I do lots of things writing related; here's a snapshot! • NUJ member: As a freelance journalist I write news and features for the Southern Star Newspaper and the Irish Examiner and am a regular contributor to Books Ireland Magazine. I am a professional book reviewer, working for the Irish Examiner Newspaper and Books Ireland Magazine. • Broadcast short story writer; I was a commissioned writer of children’s short stories...

Caron Moran

Caron Moran is 3rd generation Zimbabwean (Rhodesia) born 1966, but she calls Ireland home. Married to Shane, they have a gang of children, three dogs, one domestic feline, 'Oh' and two feral cats. Caron is writing her memoir for their seven children.

Charlene Garner

Charlene Garner is a nonfiction writer and blogger from Tennessee. She received her BA in English Creative Writing with a minor in literature at Tusculum University and is currently an MFA student focusing in creative nonfiction at the University of Tampa.

Christine Ryan

I do everything backwards. I worked as a journalist, feature writer, magazine editor, newspaper editor before taking an English Studies degree at TCD, followed by an MLIS at UCD. I have been facilitating writing workshops for 3 years in Dublin, as a certified Amherst Writers and Artists method leader. Currently working on draft two of The Novel.

ciara scanlan

Ciara Scanlan born 1982 in Limerick (IE) lives and works in Dublin. Ciara works primarily in fictional writing, video, performance and web-based media. She is interested in the ever-present force of the mass media and its ability to both unify and segregate society. As an artist and protagonist, Ciara Scanlan sees her role in upsetting the status quo. Ciara is Director and Curator of MART. MART is an artist-led organisation...


Ciaran Ferriter

My name is Ciaran Ferriter and am living in rural Mayo, which affords plenty of space for thinking. I have been writing for five years and have attended a number of writing courses in both Galway and Mayo. To date I have been long listed for the 'Over the Edge ' new writer competition for 2017, been invited to read an extract from my now completed book at the 'over...


Cindy Lund

I have been a visual artist for over 35 years, a holistic practitioner for 7 years and am studying for a degree in psychotherapy. Writing has been a hobby for many years and books have been one of my greatest loves since I was a girl; I nearly burned the house down more than once, covering my bedside lamp with a towel so I could read past lights out. I...


Clare Daly

I have just self-published my first novel, a gothic fantasy adventure called Our Destiny Is Blood. Set during the Irish famine, it tells the story of a girl with a dark gift, who flees to New York after a murder, only to become embroiled with a family of vampires. A former film publicist, I've worked in film distribution for over twenty years including time spent at Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt...


Colm Hayes

Colm Hayes, broadcaster Radio and TV, writer for radio, TV and fiction writer. Author of two novels, both presently unpublished. 'Stones Don't Bounce' and 'Patterson's Revenge.' Public speaker and MC. Member of the advisory board of Cycle Against Suicide.

Constance Emmett

Constance was born in Brooklyn, New York, where her mother's family landed after the family emigrated from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Growing up in the home of great readers, she became one too, and at age nine, wrote detective fiction with loads of snappy dialogue. During rounds of writing and not writing fiction, she completed a BS and MS in biology. Constance worked for twenty years as a biologist before the...