Hello! I am an Irish fantasy author. Before my venture into the world of books, I have been a fruit picker, a maths teacher, a factory worker, a touring singer and a boat hand, not to mention a bunch of other jobs not worth mentioning. Before writing my first novel I was a songwriter. I think the discipline of having to distil a song’s story down to sixty words or less really stands to you when writing a book, though I do miss being able to just repeat the chorus when I’m stuck on what to write. I still don’t quite believe writers are real people; this is likely to trigger something of an existential crisis when my first book is published.