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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) 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 literacy...

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.

Fiona Kennedy

I'm a 30(ish) year old, happily married mam of two, living in a small town in Connemara, in the west of Ireland. I have two crazy dogs, wonderful friends and a loving, supportive family. I also have clinical depression and borderline personality disorder. So, I blog by way of helping me on my journey with these diagnoses, to try and understand why I think, feel and act the way I...

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,...

Gerard Quinn

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 trilogy of crime books I hurriedly self-published for charity. I've...

Grace C. Vaughan

Grace C. Vaughan is a mum, writer and all round blogger-woman from Co. Monaghan. It’s such a magical thing, being born on Halloween night decidedly left-handed. ‘Life’s a witch, then you marry one,’ I keep telling my atheist husband. He says he doesn’t believe in witches. But I know he believes in me. Bless him. Grace C. Vaughan. MA in Scriptwriting (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art & Design), Dublin. My...

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Gráinne Murphy

Third prize, Zoetrope All-Story 2018, 'Further West' Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2018 Longlist, 'Where the Edge Is' Mslexia Novel Award 2017 Longlist, 'Where the Edge Is' RiPPLE Anthology 2017, 'The Agatha Christie Bookclub'. Luke Bitmead Bursary Shortlist, 2016, 'Where the Edge Is'. Bath Novel Award Longlist, 2015, 'On a Sunday'. Nivalis 2015, 'Full of Grace'. Irish Literary Review, January 2015, 'Frank & Alfie'. Long-listed for the KWS Hilary Mantel Short...