She lives in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, with her partner and three children and spends as much time as possible in Castletownshend, West Cork.
What first interested you in writing for children?
Reading and being a massive book worm, both as a child and now. I never stopped reading children’s books (or listening to Abba). So it seemed a natural thing for me to do. Plus I was running the children’s department in Waterstone’s, Dawson Street when I first started writing for children – I was surrounded by wonderful books and met hundreds of inspirational children’s writers while I worked there – from J K Rowling to Judy Blume. I had no excuse – I had to write!