I have led a typical second-generation Irish life, spending most of my childhood shuttling backwards and forwards between London and Blarney, Co Cork, where my mother comes from. My father is a Scottish protestant, which starts some really good arguments in our house!
After graduating from Brunel University, I moved to Dublin where I worked in IT journalism, first as a senior reporter and then as publisher and editor of the ezine IT MONDAY. After ten years in this field I was feeling a little burned out and bored – I had always wanted to be a writer and I had a feeling that I had to just do it. It was now or never! So I moved to Bath, and enrolled in the Masters course in Creative Writing for Young People at the University. Soon after graduating in 2010, I was offered a contract by Quercus for my FERAL CHILD trilogy, which draws on Irish mythology and faerie tales.
Apart from writing, my other passion is horses, which I shares with my two young daughters. We own Robbie, a Highland Pony, Hildrud, an Icelandic horse, Narya, a Welsh cob x, Colin, a Welsh section A and Candy, a Gypsy cob.
The MEADOW VALE PONIES MULBERRY, is a series written by me for younger readers, and is published by OUP. The series focuses on the adventures of ponies and their riders at a local riding stable. I love to write fairy tales and animal stories.