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. Her twentieth novel, Life Before Us, was published in June 2022 and she has no plans to stop writing anytime soon.
Her books consistently make the Irish top ten bestseller list. Several have been translated (Polish, Slovenian, Norwegian, Danish, German, Italian and Russian) and she has also been published in Australia and the US.
She is the author of three children’s books, and once a month she tells stories to toddlers in her local library. She divides her time between Limerick city and West Clare, and is a fan of cats, spotty bananas and random acts of kindness.