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.
Marc Coleman is Newstalk Radio's Economic Editor and TV3 News' Economics Commentator. He also writes a column for Ireland's bestselling Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Independent. He was previously the economics editor for the Irish Times and previously worked for seven years as a European Central Bank economist.
Marita Conlon-McKenna is a hugely successful Irish children's writer. Her first novel, UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE , sold over 250,000 copies in the Irish market alone. Her debut adult novel, THE MAGDALEN, was a number one bestseller in Ireland, followed by PROMISED LAND, MIRACLE WOMAN, THE STONE HOUSE, THE HAT SHOP ON THE CORNER, THE MATCHMAKER, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE, A TASTE FOR LOVE and THREE WOMEN.
Marita lives in Dublin with her husband and four children.