Emily Gillmor Murphy was born in 1990, in County Dublin Ireland. As a child she struggled with dyslexia but now has a great love for writing and literature. Emily currently lives in Enniskerry, County Wicklow with her family. She has a great love of animals and has an extended family of multiple dogs, cats and horses. She is also a competitive show jumper, travelling across the country to participate in events with her older sister Lucy.
Amanda Hearty lives in Blackrock, Co. Dublin with her husband Michael and their little daughter Holly. Amanda works in a busy Dublin publishers, and studied Commerce at UCD and has a Masters in Marketing from the Smurfit School of Business, Dublin. Growing up in a house full of books, writing, dreams and ideas, and with her mother Marita Conlon-McKenna being a very successful author it was inevitable Amanda would finally put pen to paper and begin to write herself. Positively Yours is her second novel.
Born in Co. Wexford, ANDREW HUGHES was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. A qualified archivist, he worked for RTE before going freelance. It was while researching his acclaimed social history of Fitzwilliam Square – Lives Less Ordinary: Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square, 1798-1922 – that he first came across the true story of John Delahunt that inspired his debut novel, The Convictions of John Delahunt.
Alison Jameson grew up on a farm in the Irish midlands, a secluded and beautiful place that continues to inspire her work. She is the bestselling author of This Man and Me, which was nominated for the IMPAC Literary Award, and Under My Skin. Her third novel, Little Beauty, was published by Doubleday Ireland in 2013. An English and History graduate of University College Dublin, she worked in advertising for many years before becoming a full-time writer. Home is Dublin where she lives with her husband and son.