While my primary degree is in French and Spanish, my postgrad and ten-year-career was in Information Technology. The man I was seeing at the time told me I shouldn’t do computers because I would find it too hard.

Because I can either clean or write (I can’t do both), I swear by FLYlady.net. Marla’s philosophy of loving oneself by living without clutter or the push for perfection lets me breathe and enjoy the dirt.

If I wasn’t a writer, I would be a proofreader. Hmm, testing, checking stuff. See the pattern?

My favourite chocolate is Lindt 70%.

I am second-youngest of seven children. My siblings are the kindest and most wonderful people. Our darling parents raised us in the small border town of Clones, Co. Monaghan, a place I will always call home.