I live in the South East of Ireland with my husband Pat and we are lucky enough to live beside the sea and have wild and mystical landscapes as our walkways. Nature is where I feel most at home, among the mountains of Mahon Falls, walking through the forests of the Glen of Aherlow in Tipperary and watching the waves rise and fall in the storms.
I have been a scribbler all my life but it is now through the sea that I get my inspiration to write, especially when there is a storm. I wrap up well in my rain gear and walk amongst the passion of the elements and feel new stories being birthed within me.
My goal is to inspire joy and play in children and to help our little ones discover themselves and their world through story. To this end I use my writing to instill a love of freedom and environmental values which runs through my books. I also believe in allowing each other to to live authentically and true to ourselves and our dreams.
I am a self-published Irish author and a redhead. In Ireland we have a tradition of the seanachai – a storyteller who would pass down the history of their people through tales. These tales which often included trips to the Otherworld as it was called inspired my childhood and instilled in me a strong desire to tell my own stories.
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