Caroline graduated with a First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing from UCD. She is an Irish Times best selling author with Poolbeg Press and is represented by Trace Literary Agency- USA. Her first book “The Ghosts of Magnificent Children” was released in October 2016. Her second book “The Girl Who Ate The Stars” will be published by Poolbeg Press in October 2017. Caroline is the “Reader in Residence” with Wexford Public Library Services and has events and school visits programmed aimed at encouraging children to read for pleasure.
Caroline grew up in a Victorian House in the North West of England. As an only child Caroline spent her days reading books and writing fantastical stories.
When Caroline got older she moved to the South East of Ireland and strongly believes that it is the most magical place on earth.
Her house is nestled beneath the Blackstairs Mountains. But be warned if you ever go there you must tread carefully. The mountains resemble sleeping giants and legend has it that the giants might wake up someday. If you ever find yourself in this predicament, please do not fear as you are close to the oldest lighthouse in the world and a medieval castle so there are plenty of places to hide.
Achievements include –
First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing- 2015.
Recipient of a Literature Award from Wexford County Council and Artlinks-2016.
Shortlisted for the Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Award – 2015.
Highly Commended in the Cross Pens/Writing.ie Short Story Competition- 2015.
Longlisted for the Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition- 2015.
Recipient of a Literature Award from Wexford County Council and Artlinks – 2014.
Published by O’Brien Press as part of the RTE 100 words/100 writers competition -2014.
Shortlisted for Bord Gais Energy Book Club/TV3 Short Story Award – 2013.
Poetry chosen to accompany the state art collection – 2013.