Elizabeth Reapy is a writer and mentor from the West of Ireland. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from University College Cork. Her debut novel Red Dirt won Newcomer of the Year at the 2016 Irish Book Awards. In 2017, she was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. In recent years, she was Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Writer-in-Residence and Mayo County Council Writer-in-Residence. Her second novel Skin was released in 2019. She has a broad range of interests and is also a certified fitness instructor and hypnotherapist.