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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...

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...

Gráinne Murphy

Fish Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist, 'The After Life' Caledonia Novel Award 2019 shortlist, 'A Thousand Ways' Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair 2019 finalist, 'A Thousand Ways 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...

Gwyn Cooper Flynn

My name is Gwyn I am a writer, Artist and Poet, I have self published a couple of children's books in the past and have recently published my first novel. It is a story of true love, it has some explicit sexual scenes and therefore is not suitable for everyone, the sequel takes a much tamer approach. I am a former Banker, twice widowed and mother to 5 fine young...

Harry Feeney

Helena Farrell

Winner of the Short Story Award Kinsale Literary Festival 2018, Write by the Sea 2018 and Sligo Feis Cheoil 2019. Shortlisted in Flash Fiction Kanturk Arts Festival 2019 and for memoir, Write by the Sea 2018. Helena is also the founder of the Bandon Writers Group.

Imelda Conway-Duffy

I am a mother and grandmother, freelance writer, artist and documentary film-maker. In a previous life, I held a variety of administrative roles, from estate management to banking. On qualifying as a psychotherapist in 1996, I designed and delivered workshops and presentations in stress management and my training in stress management helped me in facilitating programmes for people with learning difficulties and delivering workshops in therapeutic writing. In recent years...

Ita Roche

I’m 51 and amazed at the changes in technology and the writing world. I have been writing since I first figured out what a pencil was for - and an graphic pencil and copy is still how I write the frame of my stories. My love of scribbling my thoughts in copies stems from more than just my creative side being stimulated by the days of Black Beauty and Little...

J.C Lynch

Sometimes things get weird. Then they take a turn for the worst, down a strange road. After about 3 miles of that bizarre sets in. That's my brain.