Kate Beaufoy has an MA in French and English literature from Trinity College Dublin. She began her career as a professional actor before becoming a full-time writer. As Kate Thompson she has had a dozen novels published, including the number one bestseller THE BLUE HOUR which was shortlisted for the RNA award.
LIBERTY SILK is her first historical novel. It was inspired by real letters written from Europe by her grandmother, Jessie Beaufoy, in the aftermath of the Great War.
Kate scuba dives to an advanced level and is in thrall to her Burmese cat.
Amanda Brunker is an Irish tabloid columnist and a former Miss Ireland. Glamorous and outspoken, she's rarely out of the public eye. Amanda's books have been bestsellers in Ireland, with her debut, Champagne Kisses, reaching no.1 in the Irish charts.
Claudia Carroll was born in Dublin, where she still lives. She has worked extensively as an actress on the Irish stage, but is probably best known for her role as TV's nasty Nicola Prendergast in the long-running Irish soap opera Fair City, a character she describes as 'the horrible old cow everyone loves to hate.' She is now a full-time writer.
Acclaimed author of biographies on Grace O’Malley, Eleanor Countess of Desmond, Margaret Burke Sheridan, Lord Mayo and Prince Ranjitsinhji, from an earlier career in the Central Bank, Anne Chambers has enjoyed a life-long friendship with TK Whitaker. Having previously launched her career as a writer in the Central Bank, he felt the time was right that Anne should repay the compliment and entrusted her with the writing of this biographical portrait.