Siobhan Hackett, a graduate of Crawford College of Art in Cork with a Diploma in Educational Psychology, has many years' experience in dealing with teenagers. Her understanding of adolescents and the issues that trouble them has made her a source of comfort, wisdom and trust for young people. Added to this is her passionate interest in the many and differing ways that students learn, which can often prevent them enjoying the experience of school life if left unaddressed.Siobhan is the Learning Support Coordinator at the Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, teaching Learning Support, Resource and Art. She lives in Tipperary with her husband and two children.
Emma Hannigan is the author of thirteen bestselling novels, including No.1 bestsellers The Perfect Gift and The Wedding Promise. She published her bestselling memoir Talk to the Headscarf in 2011, which has been updated and extended as All to Live For: Fighting Cancer. Finding Hope. Emma lives in Co. Wicklow with her husband and two children.www.emmahannigan.comFind Emma on twitter @MsEmmaHannigan
Michael Harding is an author and playwright. His creative chronicle of ordinary life in the Irish midlands is published as a weekly column in The Irish Times. He has written numerous plays for the Abbey Theatre, including Una Pooka,Misogynist and Sour Grapes, and has published three novels, Priest, The Trouble with Sarah Gullion and Bird in the Snow as well as three bestselling memoirs, Staring at Lakes, which won three BGE Irish Book awards, Hanging with the Elephant and Talking to Strangers.
Felicity Hayes-McCoy was born in Dublin, Ireland. She read English and Irish language and literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train at The Drama Studio, London. Her work as a writer includes television and radio drama, features, documentaries, dramatisations and adaptations; screenplays; music theatre; children's books, and interactive multimedia products.She and her husband, opera director Wilfred Judd, live in Corca Dhuibhne and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk
Audrey Healy is a native of Rooskey, Co. Roscommon. She currently lives in Longford where she is a freelance journalist for the Longford NEWS.She has been published in both national including The Sunday Independent and Ireland on Sunday and numerous provincial newspapers as well as in trade magazines. She is a regular contributor to local radio and is an active member of her local book club and writers club.She is the author of three books.
Maeve Higgins is a writer and comedian. Originally from Cobh, she now lives in New York City with an unknown number of feisty cockroaches. Together, they're all trying to make it in show-biz! A star in Ireland with two TV shows and two books of essays, We Have A Good Time, Don't We? and Off You Go, under her little belt, Maeve is making her mark on the American comedy scene, winning hearts and laughs with appearances on stage and TV, including Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and National Geographic Channel's Startalk. Maeve says 'yikes!' a lot and always means it.
Christine Horgan lives in Kinsale, Co Cork with her husband Pat.
Emily Hourican is a journalist and author. She has written features for the Sunday Independent for ten years, as well as Image magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Woman and Home. She was also editor of The Dubliner Magazine. Emily's first book, non-fiction, How To (Really) Be A Mother was published in 2013; a funny, honest and thoughtful account of how she learned to stop faking it as a mother, and become her own version of the real thing. She lives in Dublin with her family.She is the author of The Privileged and White Villa.
Arlene Hunt is originally from Wicklow, but now lives in Dublin with her husband, daughter and a melee of useless, overweight animals. She is the author of the fast-paced, Dublin based crime-thriller series featuring John Kenny and Sarah Quigley from Quik Investigataions