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. Andrew Hughes lives in Dublin.
Alison Jameson grew up on a farm in rural Ireland, a remote and beautiful place that continues to inspire her work. She is the best selling author of two novels, This Man and Me, which was nominated for the IMPAC Literary Award, and Under My Skin. Her third novel Little Beauty will be published by Doubleday Ireland in April 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.
Sister Stanislaus Kennedy was the first religious sister ever to receive an honorary Doctorate in Law from Trinity College, Dublin. She joined the Irish Sisters of Charity in 1958 and has become one of the most influential social innovators of her time. She founded Focus Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Young Social Innovators, and established The Sanctuary - a place of peace and meditation set in the heart of Dublin. She has written several bestselling books, including her autobiography and Day by Day, a treasury of meditations on mindfulness. She lives in Dublin.