Roisin Meaney was fortunate enough to be born in County Kerry in the west of Ireland. In 2001, after thinking about it for over a decade, she began writing her first novel, The Daisy Picker. It won a Write a Bestseller competition and was published in 2004. Four years and three books later she packed in her teaching job to become a full-time writer, and her tenth book (and first sequel) and in July 2016 her thirteenth novel, The Reunion, was published.
Her books consistently make the Irish top ten bestseller list. Several have been translated (Danish, German and Italian) and two have been published in the US. She also writes for children, and once a month she tells stories to toddlers in her local library. She lives in Limerick city and is a fan of Pilates, chocolate and random acts of kindness.