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Emmet J. Driver

I am bookseller for Dubray Books, as well as an aspiring author, screenwriter, blogger and part-time jack-of-all-trades. I have written articles and essays on a broad range of topics from Dyslexia to Constitutional Law. I have a Bachelors in Film & TV Production from Ireland's National Film School, and have written, directed or produced multiple award-winning short films. I'm also involved in theatre, both on and off stage, working with...

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Enda Sheppard

Hi, I am Enda. A newspaper sub-editor for many years, I am now also working from home as a content writer. I write an occasional blog, endastories.com, which is also a repository for much of my published and unpublished newspaper/magazine/whatever work.

Esther Hoad

I’ve been writing since I was seven years old, my life since then is well documented in my own words. In primary school (Wales, UK) my poem, Squirrel’s Drey won 1st prize & was broadcast on BBC Radio’s Animals & Us in March 1970 stirring a life-long desire to write, which I only fully realised in recent years. Following a successful career in the Irish civil service as an Adult...

Eve Marie Power

Eve Marie Power is a Waterford/Kilkenny writer living in Dublin, Ireland, who concentrates on Literary and Young Adult Fiction, and Poetry. Runner-up for The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and Graduate of NUI Maynooth’s Certification in Creative Writing for Publication. She is currently working on her debut novel under Words Ireland's National Mentoring Programme 2017 and is seeking representation.

Fiach Maguire

Hello I've just finished my first book and although it has taken many years it has given me tremendous pleasure. I hope you will get the chance to read it soon.

Freya Watson

My background, and therefore my writing, is quite eclectic and I have written across a wide range of genres, from fiction and business reporting to self-help and spirituality. My childhood in an Irish-speaking Baha’í family gave me a perspective on life that has always been different to most of my peers and sensitive to the minority view. As a result, I have always been fascinated by what creates individuality, both...

Georgia Hardiman

Georgia has been writing for as long as she can remember, poetry, stories, snatches of conversations overheard at bus stops, dreams and to do lists. Finally she has decided to concentrate on her dream of becoming a published author, and is currenty working on her first historical novel, whilst blogging on cooking and life in Sicily at www.mysicilianbritishtable.com Before moving to Sicily in 2004 she graduated in Law from UEA,...

Gerry Dempsey

I'm Irish and live in Japan with my wife and four children. Japan is our home, but I grew up on the west coast of county Clare. I've only started writing a few years ago and I've a lot to learn, but I love the experience and the reaction I get from readers. I'm in the process of rewriting a series of crime books which I hurriedly self-published for charity.

Gerry Finnegan

Born and living in Belfast, NI. Worked for UN/International Labour Organization (ILO - see my current project) for 22+years and travelled extensively. Also worked with Irish Aid and interacted with many Department of Foreign Affairs officials. Retired in 2010, but continued with occasional overseas assignments. Finally stopped working in May 2018 (turned 70) and have become more engaged in writing and volunteering. I have prior experience of technical publications, but...

Glynis Charlton

I'm passionate about good prose, although also write poetry and short scripts. My poems appear in several anthologies and in 2016 one was Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize. An extract from one of my two novels-in-progress was published in Dark in the Day (an anthology of 'weird fiction'). I've had a short film screened at the Leeds Film Festival, and another digital short 'You Can Have This Back' was...