Amy Cronin is a bestselling author who lives by the sea near Kinsale with her husband and young children, where she writes, drinks too much coffee and contemplates learning to swim. Amy
is a fan of thrillers and crime novels, and her love of suspense and plot-twists flows into her writing. Amy’s debut novel Blinding Lies is available in all good book shops. Described as a “nail-biting thriller,” it is the first in a trilogy featuring heroine Anna Clarke. The follow-up, Twisted Truth, is available now online and will be released in paperback soon. You can follow Amy on Twitter @AmyCroninAuthor
Gráinne Murphy is a Cork-based writer. Her debut novel, Where the Edge Is, was published in 2020 by Legend Press, followed by The Ghostlights in 2021. Gráinne’s short story, Further West, was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award and forms the basis for her new novel, Winter People, which will be published in October 2022, also by Legend Press. Gráinne is endlessly interested in family and in identity, particularly those moments where we have to stare life down and choose who we want to be. Even if she starts somewhere else and with something else in mind, her stories and characters inevitably end up there.
Niamh Prior grew up in Sandycove and now lives in Belgooly, Co Cork. She studied English with film and TV studies at Brunel University, London and later Creative Writing at UCC, where her PHD was funded by scholarships from UCC and from the Irish research Council. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in journals including Southword and The Stinging Fly. Her debut novel Catchlight was published by John Murphy Originals in June 2022.
Adrian Wistreich spent his career working in the oil and music industries having graduated as a psychologist and trained as a market research analyst in London. In 1993 he left corporate life and set up a market research and publishing company which he ran for seven years before selling up and moving to Kinsale to start Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, now in its 22nd year. In 2016 Adrian returned to university to study for an MA in Creative writing in UCC and has since published three novels: Miriam is an historic novel based on a true story about the fate of a family of wealthy Jews trapped in Poland during WW2, It’s Good for You is a dystopian science fiction thriller set in London in 2047 and Joe is a sequel to Miriam.