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.
Ken Bruen was born in Galway. He spent 25 years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, South East Asia and South America, and holds a doctorate in metaphysics.
His earlier Jack Taylor novels are published by Brandon Press in Ireland and have won numerous awards including the Shamus and the Macavity Awards.
He now lives in Galway city with his wife and daughter.
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.
Find out more at www.amandabrunker.com
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.